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Old 11-13-2010, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ever have one of those days . . .

when just about everything goes your way?

Yesterday the weatherman said to expect clouds, fog and maybe some sprinkles in the morning, with clearing in the afternoon and a high near 60. Instead it was clear all day and the temp on my car's thermometer on the way home was reading 67.

I filled up my car's tank on the way to work BEFORE the price went up during the day. Normally it goes up just before I need to fill up.

On my drive home the traffic was a little heavier than usual but flowed well and I found an 18 wheeler that was happy to punch a hole in the air for me most of the way home. When I got home I checked and for the 78 miles since the mornings fill-up I had averaged 34.2 MPG! Not bad for a 3.4l Impala.

I could use a few more days like this!

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Old 11-13-2010, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats damn good for an Impala. My friend in SD has one and never gets over 25.

Now you need to go and get a lottery ticket, quick...
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Funny you should start this thread ...



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In general my MPG has been tailspinning because of weather and being off my drive pattern. Too much life-stuff going on to get good MPG.

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Old 11-13-2010, 04:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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...since retiring, the "high-milage" driving to-and-from work has been traded for "short-city" trips to the grocery and drug store, which has KILLED my 40+mpg days!

...lucky to get 35 mpg now!
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School is killing my MPGs. I'm lucky to get 20MPG on the 1.7 Mile trip. That's why I bike whenever possible.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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All good things must come to an end.

Well, I had to fill up this morning, in the rain. Fortunately the price of gas had come back down.

I had a total of 393 miles and used 11.4 gallons for 34.4 MPG.

Not bad

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