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georgeevans

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:22:06 PM

if you follow the "fuel economy" guide lines and all the garbage the manufactures recommend to save fuel it will take you 3 days to travel 45 miles!!!!! It is all BULL!!!!
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2014 10:51:17 AM

Using MPG meter-equipped cars (3) already to watch MPG, I can positively say the following: If you have no choice but to drive in rush hour traffic in hot conditions and/or leave the car outside for very cold engine starts, and you like those 75 MPH speed limits, you are not going to get a rated MPG.

Those that are retired and/or can choose condition that are the opposite of the above stated conditions can and do get MPGs 5 to 10 MPG higher on the open highway and 2 MPG better in urban driving. With a Hybrid it can be as high as 15 MPG above that of the gas-only twin and 3 MPG above rated.

This is from actual experience!
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mnrick041
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 9:28:09 PM

Most people will never achieve the MPG estimates posted on the window sticker of their new car.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:11:35 AM

All of their ratings pertaining to fuel economy are done under ideal conditions, and most of this doesn't apply to everyday driving.
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twt
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Message Posted: May 24, 2014 4:18:52 AM

I totally agree. It's a bunch of BS.
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redfish67
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Message Posted: May 23, 2014 10:44:17 AM

common sense folks, common sense, which many people seem to be lacking
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dassfg
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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 7:16:03 AM

Driving is and has always been a "Skill"
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: May 21, 2014 6:58:56 AM

Driving sensible will save you gas.....no jack rabbit starts or speeding...
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gvan
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 9:30:07 AM

You should be able to get EPA mpg figures driving the speed limit unless you live in a hilly or mountainous area.
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Houckster
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 6:20:41 PM

Chill and take your meds, GEORGEEVANS.
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OilerFan
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 8:48:07 AM

That's a bit of an overreaction. I follow a lot of measures over the years, that I came up with, and as it turns out, many of them are in the lists you mention. and I get everywhere I want to go, just fine.
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 7:45:14 AM

nothing mandates you have to drive that slow
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ZZZoop
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 5:25:53 PM

>>if you follow the "fuel economy" guide lines...<<

In a few years, when we have a fuel economy mandate, you'll be wishing for the the days when it was just a "fuel economy guideline."
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hoopitup2000
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 7, 2014 7:01:46 AM

You don't have to drive like a granny to get good mileage. You just have to drive smart.
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CiVX
Champion Author Oakland

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Message Posted: May 6, 2014 2:45:06 PM

The way to get best fuel economy is to have an efficient car and ride a bicycle or take public transit as much as possible.
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: May 4, 2014 4:18:48 PM

What are you wanting from us?
Are you just looking to vent?
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YodaON
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 5:25:36 PM

too many variables
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jes
Champion Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 8:46:07 AM

Just drive 'sensible' and you should get somewhat decent mileage close to the manufactures specs from your vehicle.
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 7:59:57 AM

With cruise control and overdrive on vehicles now they can get better mileage at higher speeds if used correctly.
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twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: May 3, 2014 3:54:40 AM

The answer is...Cruise control. That, will save gas and give you better mileage.
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GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 11:20:21 AM

"Three hundred forty miles at 30 mpg and Interstate limits ... not too bad"

My 2000 Avalon never got less than 30 MPG at posted internet speeds, typically 70 MPH.

It got poorer MPG, never over 27 MPG, on 55 MPH roads.
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 10:36:16 AM

Three hundred forty miles at 30 mpg and Interstate limits ... not too bad
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Bus936
Champion Author Lexington

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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 5:10:13 AM

I pay no attention to all of this garbage, and then just drive to my destination.
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