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Old 04-13-2022, 05:29 PM   #112 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
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Originally Posted by larrybuck View Post
I certainly concur with you on that. I sure like that third lane on the freeway as it doesn't seem to matter what goes on in life, I'm always the slowest guy out there. I thought with these current prices somebody else might slow down a little bit, I might have somebody with an older motorhome or somebody pulling a trailer that will follow me for a few miles, but with very few exceptions I get passed later anyway
I find that a lot of people I talk to still don't understand the relationship between fuel mileage and speed. One guy said he was running out of gas so he drove as fast as he could so he would make it to the gas station before he ran out of fuel. We're talking 80mph or so in an old pickup truck on a 55 to 65 mph highway.

My mom still swears that the faster you drive, the better the fuel mileage you get. She also drives a manual and won't shift into top gear unless she's going 75mph though.
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