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Old 06-05-2008, 12:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Only because I added my 2003 Neon to the Garage AND a fuel log for it. As the entry in the garage says, just a simple car, only option was the air conditioning. I notice the EPA downgraded the mileage from 36 highway (when I bought it) down to 32. Average is now listed as 28, and I recorded 30.5 with the last fill up and mostly running around town.


I added my F150 Supercrew to the garage. Thought about adding a fuel log for it, but that is just painful... I will say I got about 17.5 for an average the last tank. Not bad, for what it is. When I bought it, I chose the larger 5.4 liter motor after drivng the 4.6. There is no way to tow a load with the 4.6, and I've had little trouble towing to the trucks capacity with the 5.4. I like this truck a great deal, it serves for what it was intended. Sure the bed is only 5.5 feet long. Anything bigger, I get a trailer.

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Old 06-05-2008, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My dad owned a gen1 Neon for a short while around the time I was in university. I liked the car. Automatic though.

I did drive a manual version and it had super-touchy throttle "tip-on / tip-off". Is yours like that?
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope. It doesn't have that problem. I first drove a retnal 2000 Neon with a 3 speed automatic. I liked the way it handled and rode, but there was no way I'd have one without a stickshift. All the difference in the world. I don't suggest others do it, but I do know the little beast will peg the speedo in 4th and 5th. I bought the car when gas first hit $2/gal in 2003. Believe it or not, buying Neon and the associated insurance and of course fuel, was $100 a month cheaper than driving my F150 155 miles roundtrip 5 times a week... If I could have had cruise control WITHOUT all the other junk, I would have loved it. But I've got about 72,000 miles on it and I can't imagine not having this in my driveway. My son has been using it the last couple years, but he should have his Ranger when he goes back to college in the fall.

I still drive the ZJ, but my daughter is using it too until I get her Cherokee fixed (again). She got backed into again and undid the repair I'd done before. Darnit. This time I need a full nose panel and drivers fender. And build a solid bumper that idiots won't be able to ignore... She'll take that to college next fall...

But no. The S'Crew won't get a fuel log...
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, I can't see % of EPA mileage with the fuel log tags for the signatures. I entered the EPA mileage, but can't see it... In the garage it says 9% above EPA.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome back zjrog, my shop teacher in HS had a 95 neon, it was a fairly tough little car
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well. I said I wasn't going to, but I've been getting OK mileage from the Supercrew. So, I added a fuel log for it. 16+ isn't bad with mostly around small town driving. I'm getting new tires on it soon and will see how that effects the mileage. Its only 2WD so I don't NEED big knobbies, but I will get something that is good in the snow here. Especially since it is my wife driving it mostly.

S'Crew (94,000miles) gets 8% above EPA, Neon (about 75,000 mile) just broke 20%, and the ZJ (just broke 160,000 miles) is just under 27% over EPA rated mileage. Not too bad for higher mileage vehicles. I can't get my daughter to keep track of her mileage with her Cherokee, but the Ranger project is almost done. Got it started for the first time Friday afternoon. First run since we tore the truck down 9 months ago or so. When we parked it for safety issues, the little 4x4 with a 2.3 liter motor and a 5 speed was pulling 28 or so for an average. We'll see if it leeps up with that.

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