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Old 04-23-2008, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Y'all

I just bought my first econo-box, a '97 ford aspire 5spd. I get 36+mpg, but thats not good enough

I have 2 other vehicles:

1973 chevy elcamino 383 small block (not a gas saver, but FAST!!!)
2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD (all set up for wheeling, again, not a gas saver)

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey rocket, welcome to the site.

Lots to search around & read up on, but the first thing I'd look into (if you haven't already), is getting a ScanGauge for your Aspire to start monitoring your fuel consumption more closely. That and start tracking the results in the garage.

What kind of driving do you do most?
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site rocket. Definitly take a look at the stickies in the various forums. You have a car that is capable of very good mileage.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey Y'all

I just bought my first econo-box, a '97 ford aspire 5spd. I get 36+mpg, but thats not good enough

I have 2 other vehicles:

1973 chevy elcamino 383 small block (not a gas saver, but FAST!!!)
2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD (all set up for wheeling, again, not a gas saver)
Welcome to the site. There are a few other Aspire drivers here.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey Y'all

I just bought my first econo-box, a '97 ford aspire 5spd. I get 36+mpg, but thats not good enough

I have 2 other vehicles:

1973 chevy elcamino 383 small block (not a gas saver, but FAST!!!)
2004 Toyota Tacoma TRD (all set up for wheeling, again, not a gas saver)
Welcome Rocket! My first tank on my present car was 33 mpg. Boy was I ticked. I started searching the internet for ways to save gas and ended up here. I should be getting at least 10 mpg better on the next tank. Keep reading!!

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