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Old 01-19-2014, 05:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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short answer: yes

long: P&G (like riding a bike lazily; pedal hard while standing on pedals then coast a ways, ad nauseum), never drive above 65 and usually b/t 50-60mph on hwy, and all the tips/mods above...

read the top links on this site: 65/100 tips. use them.

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To answer you directly, I don't really care about doing 70 when I'm carpooling because they give me 5 bucks to ride so yea. When I'm by myself I find a Semi doing ~60 and follow it for as long as possible.

Nice, here is my old baby, my parents are letting her rot now at only 165k miles. Battery is dead and they refuse to let me charge it (or jump it) and drive it around town a couple times a month to keep everything running smooth.



Here is my current baby, I love this car to death. Have done a grillblock and will soon be doing pizza pan wheel covers. Tomorrow I'm getting an aftermarket temp gauge and possibly a vacuum gauge installed.



Here is hopefully my soon to be play toy. Needs serious work, and a repaint.


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Old 01-25-2014, 05:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So it doesn't seem like you're all that interested in saving gas if you want a mustang :P your parent's cam wagon looks bone stock other than tint. are the wheels regular steel? can't tell from looking at the photo..

My mpgs dropped w/ last tank b/c i started a new commute. In the AM the freeway is all red w/ bits of yellow on my mapping app so i take city streets instead. I'm not sure which is worse... maybe i'll take the freeway blockage all next week as a test. but that won't use up a full tank... but enough to test a hypothesis...

are there rear wheel well cover makers out there?

if not i might be interested in that... but seems like lots of custom work and super low volume. luxe covers? gold grilles?
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So it doesn't seem like you're all that interested in saving gas if you want a mustang :P your parent's cam wagon looks bone stock other than tint. are the wheels regular steel? can't tell from looking at the photo..

My mpgs dropped w/ last tank b/c i started a new commute. In the AM the freeway is all red w/ bits of yellow on my mapping app so i take city streets instead. I'm not sure which is worse... maybe i'll take the freeway blockage all next week as a test. but that won't use up a full tank... but enough to test a hypothesis...

are there rear wheel well cover makers out there?

if not i might be interested in that... but seems like lots of custom work and super low volume. luxe covers? gold grilles?
Lets start from the top.

That mustang has been my dream car for years. It will just a be a 'weekend' car and tbh, I want it more for restoration more than anything (it needs serious internal work and a lot of outer work).

It is 100% stock to my knowledge, as a matter of fact, it even has the original radio and speakers. As for the wheels I'm not sure, I think they are the original rims that came with the car. And I think the tint is stock, I know we didn't put it on there and we have had it for 14 years now.

As far as I know on the wheel covers, no, not that I know of.

Interested in what exactly?
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short answer: yes

long: P&G (like riding a bike lazily; pedal hard while standing on pedals then coast a ways, ad nauseum), never drive above 65 and usually b/t 50-60mph on hwy, and all the tips/mods above...

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Wait, didn't you say you have an auto? Can you even p&g in an auto? And it is this the 3 speed auto?
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nice handle!

it's 4spd auto. i approximate P&G by pressing on pedal, then lifting off. the car slows. i press the pedal again. ad nauseum. i don't shift to neutral for that or kill the engine so it's png lite.

i'm not sure how good it is to shift into neutral a lot with an automatic tranny tran but i do it a bunch in city driving. time will tell if a future transmission repair vapes any gas savings ... saves my foot tho.
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So it doesn't seem like you're all that interested in saving gas if you want a mustang :P
Easy there. The two worlds can coincide. Its easier with two cars though (see my list) so that every car can fulfill a purpose.
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Easy there. The two worlds can coincide. Its easier with two cars though (see my list) so that every car can fulfill a purpose.
is there any reason the 80mpg VW Jetta wagon TDI "blue motion" in europe isn't shipped over here? I didn't think so. it's certainly not for "safety" reasons...

ditto for their 200-300mpg xl1.

so, tonight finally did ghetto attachment of lawn edging up front..

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Don't fault an enthusiast for his wants. That's part of why we're all at this forum, after all.

Besides, you can get crazy good mileage numbers out of anything: look up Ultarc and his Mustang, or Diesel Dave and his ridiculously thrifty Ram.
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car feels slower--like doing a mirror addition x 10!

def fine to have diff dreams. the sharing economy encourages this. balto- how's the mustang / camry tango coming along?

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