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Old 01-31-2008, 05:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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26mpg. Im optimistic

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Old 01-31-2008, 07:29 PM   #22 (permalink)
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changing my answer, short trips and cold weather... =16.75mpg When I say combined, I mean at the end of it all when you take calculations of all the driving done.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Mom didn't drive very far last week, which may complicate things a little.

But first to the guesstastic summary:

26 - jazzie604
24.5 - Doofus McFancypants
23.1516171819 - metroschultz
22.4 - tasdrouille
24 - igo
23 - UfoTofU
22.8 - WaxyChicken
22.7 - GenKreton
19 - Laz
18.5 - Chris D.
18 - DPoV
17.5 - Who
17 - dremd
16.75 - DPoV (revised) - our winner!

And the ScanGauge results:

24.7 miles driven ... 13 mph average ... 14.7 mpg (US)



So, dremd's tactics worked, and to the tactician goes the EM window cling!.

dremd - PM your name & mailing address to Ben (SVOboy).

Whether her actual fuel economy is that far off the ScanGauge, I can't say. Out of curiosity however, I'm going to ask her to record her next fill-up and do a gas receipt calculation.

If I reduce the fuel consumed by 29% (dremd's example from his friend's Camry), she would have had 20.7 mpg. But 17 wins as the closest guess, because those were the ground rules, and everybody had equal information!
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Wow that's bad. Was there a lot of short trips with cold starts or something?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:17 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Wow that's bad. Was there a lot of short trips with cold starts or something?
Exactly. I would guess that 24.x mile distance represents about 6 short trips in total, all cold starts. Brutal, eh?

So much for the killer competitive spirit. I thought she was going to bring it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:24 PM   #29 (permalink)
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HOLY CRAP THAT"S AWFUL.

Anyway, dremd, send me a pm with your info!
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:26 PM   #30 (permalink)
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So I'm gonna take this as definitive proof that FE is not a trait that is genetically passed down.

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