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Old 11-18-2017, 10:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
Handsome Jack
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Snot rocket - '95 Toyota Tercel DX
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90 day: 44.77 mpg (US)

Gas Hog - '05 Ford E-250 Extended Cargo
90 day: 20.71 mpg (US)
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+1 for vans!

I love my van. I have a Ford E250 extended cargo van and it is the most useful work vehicle I've ever had. It is like a shed with wheels. I can slide a 12' sheet of drywall in vertically up between the two front seats if I need to and still shut the rear doors. I like cargo vans over pickup trucks for work because they offer much more protected space from the elements.

...as are as fuel economy goes, I purchased my 2005 E250 with the smaller 4.6L V8 hoping for better gas mileage. But it is still a gas hog. Depending on fuel prices, regularly driving this van has cost me between $300-$500 a month for fuel (I have been getting 13-15mpg). I need to hook up my fuel gauge and see what better driving techniques could do to improve this.

I still keep it insured and available when I need to haul a big load to a job site (I do construction), but for day to day fuel economy back and forth I am driving my Toyota Tercel as much as possible.
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