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Old 01-19-2008, 06:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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18mpg in a '91 Caravan, 2.6 Mitsu engine, antediluvian 3-spd auto - no fanciness whatsoever.

That was fully loaded for a long trip; it cost a lot in gas, but there was a lot of tailgate camping and it saved us hundreds of dollars of hotel charges.

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Old 01-20-2008, 05:05 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:57 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My '76 E-250 with its 460 CID carb'd gas engine and no overdrive never got very good FE, but in the summer of 2003 I towed a 24'x8.5' enclosed trailer ~300 miles from near Bakersfield to near San Francisco against an advertised 35 knot headwind. When I got home I had averaged 4.9 mpg.

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Worst MPG Rental: 9.5 MPG in a Ford E-450 high-cube box truck (moving van) and 4000 lb. cargo (gas engine).

Worst MPG Work vehicle: The easy answer is a Fire Department tanker, but we never really calc'd the mileage.

Regular work driver of the past: 1993 Ford E-350 "Van-Conversion" Ambulance -- Diesel. Depending on cruising or full-throttle response -- the 1000's of miles probably averaged 12 MPG. We'd calculate mileage during fill-up at the end of the shift, but not always. 4-years (full summers and most weekends of the same vehicles). Lots of idling, city driving, and inefficient acceleration.

Otherwise, about 15-17 MPG combined in a 77' Olds Cutlass in my own vehicle.

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Old 01-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Worst MPG Work vehicle: The easy answer is a Fire Department tanker, but we never really calc'd the mileage.

Regular work driver of the past: 1993 Ford E-350 "Van-Conversion" Ambulance -- Diesel.

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Dude - driving those things, I don't care what your mileage is so long as you get there. Emergency vehicles get a bye in my book.
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ever Ever (roadway) 11 mpg first fill up on 66 vw bus (tight rebuilt engine + learning to drive + lots of idling + no plate so back road only)

Ever Ever Ever Track tank on MKIII was just shy of 4mpg.

Ever in golf 42mpg Taking it home, just wanted to GET HOME 80 mph with either windows open, or ac blasting to stay aware/ awake.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've never been much below 30 mpg as I have always owned stick vw diesels. My worst mpg ever would have to be when I was coming back from a canoe trip on the Kipawa river. I wasn't tracking mileage at that time, but 90-100 mph with a canoe on top of the 91 jetta TD for roughly an hour on route 117 through La VĂ©rendrye Wildlife Reserve surely wasn't helping FE.

Unfortunately, I'm about to set a record low with the new hyundai during the break-in period.

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