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Old 01-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Location: Northwest Lower Michigan
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Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
Team Chevy
90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

Winter Wagon - '89 Pontiac 6000 LE Wagon
90 day: 28.26 mpg (US)
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I always get worse mileage around town with my cars. Unless I can get it into OD, the mpg is not too good. When I know a light is going to be long, Ill shut the car off, that helps. Or at the very least, Ill shift to N, the mpg goes down about half as fast that way. Same as if Im at a stop sign and theres traffic for as far as I can see (typical on the way to work) Ill just shut it off till a clearing gets close.

Now my 92 Trans Sport van is another story. I can usually get better mileage around town than on the highway. And especially when towing, which I do a lot of with the van. I dont keep a fuel log because it is mainly used for odd short trips and for towing.

Winter daily driver, parked most days right now

Summer daily driver
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