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Old 07-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Golden Egg - '95 Geo Prism LSI
90 day: 32.48 mpg (US)

Family Truckster - '99 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4
90 day: 16.03 mpg (US)

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90 day: 11.47 mpg (US)

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New from WA, too Z

Long time lurker, finally registered. I'm a small time farmer, thus the V3500 for hauling, wife commutes 5mi from home in our Mount'r and we also do freeway trips 30-120mi 2-3 times a week with the annual 1,000mi summer trip(Mount'r or Geo). It's pretty rural around here so we usually are on the freeway/hiway with prob'ly 10% in town driving. I hope to contribute as much as I'll obtain from this site but thinking that might take some time. Thank you all for sharing! This site is it!

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Old 07-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Horse with no name - '00 Ford Mustang Base
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Welcome, it is rare to see a rural person who uses a truck as a truck and a car to get around.

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Old 07-23-2011, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Golden Egg - '95 Geo Prism LSI
90 day: 32.48 mpg (US)

Family Truckster - '99 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4
90 day: 16.03 mpg (US)

Big Green Machine - '89 Chevrolet V3500 3+3 4spd 4.56diff.
90 day: 11.47 mpg (US)

Hondyssey - '04 Honda odyssey
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Yep, I love the rig. It's bone simple, low $ investment for decent hauling/pulling ability. Chev 350's are a dime a dozen around here, one in every back yard so lots of backyard mechanics. Around here it's the land of big pickups & SUV's. To drive a 20+ yr old rig attracts attention since most trucks around here are 4-dr, 4x4's less than 8 yrs old.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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White2003Focus - '03 Ford Focus SE 4-door sedan
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Last 3: 24.51 mpg (US)

1989DodgeOMNI - '89 Dodge Omni
Last 3: 30.38 mpg (US)

1991ChevyC1500pickup - '91 Chevy C1500
Last 3: 24.03 mpg (US)

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Old 07-30-2011, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Golden Egg - '95 Geo Prism LSI
90 day: 32.48 mpg (US)

Family Truckster - '99 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4
90 day: 16.03 mpg (US)

Big Green Machine - '89 Chevrolet V3500 3+3 4spd 4.56diff.
90 day: 11.47 mpg (US)

Hondyssey - '04 Honda odyssey
90 day: 23.13 mpg (US)
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Thanks Oly,

I'd like to ask you Q's about your trucks but I've not enough posts yet to send a mssg. Would you mind my inquiries?
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Last 3: 24.51 mpg (US)

1989DodgeOMNI - '89 Dodge Omni
Last 3: 30.38 mpg (US)

1991ChevyC1500pickup - '91 Chevy C1500
Last 3: 24.03 mpg (US)

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No problem. There should be some useful info in my garage entries, but maybe not specifics you are looking for. Ask away.
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Golden Egg - '95 Geo Prism LSI
90 day: 32.48 mpg (US)

Family Truckster - '99 Mercury Mountaineer 4x4
90 day: 16.03 mpg (US)

Big Green Machine - '89 Chevrolet V3500 3+3 4spd 4.56diff.
90 day: 11.47 mpg (US)

Hondyssey - '04 Honda odyssey
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What a COOL site, and nice people too! I'll be getting back to you, Oly, I just have to finish my delving into Klemperer. I 1st heard of him off of a long thread in the aerodynamics section, so of course I had to google/wiki a superficial research of him and wouldn't you know, he worked for Zepplin in the 20's. Lots of interesting people also worked there (Lippisch) before they came to the U.S. (hhhhmnmmm!) to work some more for "us".
There's more that I could go on about but I gotta get some sleep.

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