Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 11:52:54 -0500
From: "Nutmegger" <nutmegger_7717nopsamo.com>
Subject: Re: Low 9-5 Gas Mileage


"B&D" wrote::: > "Nutmegger" wrote: > > > > > "DervMan" wrote::: > > > >>> It's also fun to watch the Distance To Empty scoll up from 300 miles > >>> to 900 miles. I did that on that same trip during a long descent from > >>> Mount Rainier at 65+ mph ;) > >> > >> > >> I suppose. More financially rewarding to hold on to a cruise fo 60 mph > > and > >> see the tank return almost 50 mpg when you fill it again. :) > > > > It never ceases to amaze me, the huge difference in this respect. I also > > like resetting the Distance to empty and miles per gallon while driving in > > different ways. > > I have found a great amount of variability with Manual transmissions - I have a manual and I drive pretty much consistently the same way around town, so my miles per gallon is really pretty good. >for > instance, if driven carefully the manual car we have can get anywhere from > 24-26mpg around town to 18mpg I have never gotten less than 24 mpg, even when I drive it hard and fast. (it is a Saturn that we are looking to > replace with a 9-5 wagon or a Volvo wagon), but the automatic seems to turn > in a much more consistant mileage. It all really depends on the drivers doesn't it?

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