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Old 04-07-2009, 11:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are too many people in the world who are convinced by their parents that 20 MPG is an upper limit, and 30 MPG is a pipe-dream.

I've heard this I don't know how many times, that 15-20 MPG is "great mileage". Back in the early 80's and late 70's, that may have been true, but there were even cars back then that got 30+ MPG. (Beetles come to mind, as well as early Escorts.)

I've had it up to here (hand above eyes, as though saluting) with people trying to convince me that I should be satisfied with 20 MPG, when I've only had 1 road legal car that got less, and it made 500 HP. No one can tell me their lowly 200 HP Jeep should be getting 18 MPG as a high limit.
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