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Old 09-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #691 (permalink)
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... when your abomination of a full size Buick w/a V6 engine(that you REALLY wish you could afford to drive something more efficient... and ah... agile than...) decides to run on 4.5 cylinders instead of 6--and you are pleased about it--because its MPG jumps substantially... even if it has lost all its pep...
(Despite the... horrible brain drilling sound.)
Are you sure your mpg has jumped?

The newer Buicks with the 3.8 are amazing in being able to get 30 mpg in stock form with a bit of careful driving. I had one that would cruise at 50 at 1100 rpms. Wish I still had it, I bet I could get to high 20s with it!

And there are guys here with very similar vehicles getting very good mpgs.
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:37 AM   #692 (permalink)
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... You get a ticket for going 90km/h while driving with some friends. Then you use that ticket as an excuse to go extra slow for the rest of the trip, while they sit quiet in the back seat.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:41 AM   #693 (permalink)
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... You are reluctant to take your aeromods of the car, since it is undriveable without them.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:31 PM   #694 (permalink)
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... You stay at work later because the real time traffic web site shows you only crowded routes to the way home.
... Several people called you to tell you how crowded are the roads they are stopped on.

Denis from work, at least tomorrow morning I'll have an excuse to take the car after the high traffic schedule
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #695 (permalink)
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If only I could get away with going 40 everywhere.
Absolutely! I'm lucky I've got really favourable (and scenic) routes to choose from, and little traffic to deal with. Average speed on my latest tank was 37 mph / 60 km/h, netting 76.2 mpg US / 3.1 L / 100 km.

If I regularly had to drive faster for long distances, I'd definitely be further along my aeromods to-do list!
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... scheduled maintenance at a shop takes extra time out of your day because you have to remove/reinstall various mods before/after. Plus answer questions from the technicians about the strange brackets and other mods left on the car.
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Absolutely! I'm lucky I've got really favourable (and scenic) routes to choose from, and little traffic to deal with. Average speed on my latest tank was 37 mph / 60 km/h, netting 76.2 mpg US / 3.1 L / 100 km.
If my average speed goes that low, my mpg drops with it.
It usually means more city driving or traffic jams.
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Plus answer questions from the technicians about the strange brackets and other mods left on the car.
If you've got an OBC, have the tank average indicator displayed when bringing it in.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #699 (permalink)
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When moving a brother 18000 miles and his truck only get 13-14 MPG and you wince, knowing that 20+ is possible. But deciding that 36 hours is long enough so you choose to go the speed limit (instead of slower).
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:10 PM   #700 (permalink)
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When moving a brother 18000 miles and his truck only get 13-14 MPG and you wince, knowing that 20+ is possible. But deciding that 36 hours is long enough so you choose to go the speed limit (instead of slower).
Wasn't there a shorter route than across the north pole?

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