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Old 07-22-2008, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Almost 32 MPG (in a truck!)

Last tank of gas came to 31.95 MPG!



Considering that at least half that distance was carrying a 400 lb motorcycle plus other gear in the back, that's sounding pretty good!

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Old 07-22-2008, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, nice, more so with cargo.

I had 1995 GMC Sonoma, 5 speed/4 cylinder when I was in college, and I think I once hit 32mpg. I normally got 30mpg highway, and around 25 in town, before I ever heard of hypermiling. Of course, when I had it, I was also incensed at paying $2 for gas, too.
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Very nice indeed.

I've often wondered what I could get out of my crew cab if it was 5speed and still had the 4.3L and 4x4....hmmmmmmm....something to dream about tonight
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Not bad at all considering a chunk of that was also getting me back to the airport on time at speeds higher than "normal" - though I think we only passed a couple of cars. :P

Some of that would have been offset by the P&G work around the hotel.
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yeah its totally doable, I can pull down 35mpg in my Colorado pretty easy, my wife consistently pulls 29-30 mpg and she isn't the best at driving for MPG's.. she's still trying to catch me at 35mpg
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Actually, Darin said I was doing a pretty good job of things - just keep doing more of it!

I swear, all the roads right around the hotel were downhill - in all directions!
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Last tank of gas came to 31.95 MPG!

Considering that at least half that distance was carrying a 400 lb motorcycle plus other gear in the back, that's sounding pretty good!

I just did this in my 1998 2WD Frontier Pickup on a trip from Seattle to Boise.

The combined EPA is 24 for this truck and I averaged a pleasing 33 MPG over the entire trip. I can make it to boise on 1 tank of gas (just barely, but I can make it).

Saved me $50 for the trip in gas alone.

Sweeet. I sure miss my 1993 Geo Metro that I gave to my bro-in-law about 2 years ago.

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