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Old 09-29-2008, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Slushbox '95 Camry - 35.5 MPG - A believer!

I never realized so much fuel efficiency could be found from just modified driving habits. I have been reading the site for a couple of weeks and put some of the driving ideas into play last night. A completely unmodified (don't even know the tire pressures ) 1995 Toyota Camry LE with 115k on the 2.2L 4 cylinder engine and 4 speed transmission netted me over 35.5 mpg in mixed driving. I am definitely a believer to say the least.

I plan on trying aerodynamic modifications that remain largely unseen. The wife drives the car almost exclusively in the city for volunteer work. So that will mean a good education for her getting the best mpg and shutting the car off when necessary... and also means the aero mods have to stay very modest. Planning on buying a SGII soon.

I definitely look forward to learning more and pushing 40 mpg with a mid-sized automatic family hauler. The other cars are going to have to wait, it's my intention to primarily ride my bike to work over the winter in NE Ohio.

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Previous car (same body, different color) that was flipped for a profit, will update when I get home.

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Old 09-29-2008, 10:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks just like my mom's car! But ours is a stick, though it does rev kinda high.

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Wow, never noticed your location. Yep, my wife is originally from the Mentor area and my mother in law is living near Ashtabula. So I was up that way just this weekend.
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I have a 1999 Camry 2.2 LE, I get about 21MPG for normal driving, and If I drive with gentle( not extreme) fuel saving driving habits, I get about 26MPG.

WOW, you get 35.5MPG, it is very good.
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have a 1999 Camry 2.2 LE, I get about 21MPG for normal driving, and If I drive with gentle( not extreme) fuel saving driving habits, I get about 26MPG.

WOW, you get 35.5MPG, it is very good.
That was a one-time deal. You will notice my fuel logs are quite a bit lower, especially with this nasty winter we are having. It will be nice to see what the wife and I can squeeze out of the car this summer.
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Slushboxes aren't all bad. I have gotten good numbers from my Celebrity, which has a V6 as well. The last few days before I parked it, I got 35 mixed driving and over 40 on the highway. Can't wait till this summer when I get to take it out again and hopefully do even better.
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I have a 1999 camry le 2.2 4 banger, I too saw mpg of about 35.8 on a commute from Bakersfield to orange county. I coasted big time down some really steep grades but other then that I cruised at 62 mph and according to my ultra gauge I was getting 40 mpg at that speed pretty sweet for a slushbox.

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