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Old 08-29-2008, 11:47 PM   #458
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Originally Posted by bluefront View Post
The secret to high mileage claims...... Flunked basic math. Only drives down-hill with a tail-wind. Faulty gauge on gas pump at filling station. Wishful thinking......
Maybe... just maybe... you drive differently than those of us getting 40+ MPG? I bought this car because I drive 120 miles a day. I couldn't afford to keep feeding my 5.0L Explorer AWD which was getting around 16.5 MPG.

Now... I'm getting 43.8 MPG. Yes... my math is accurate.

By now it should be obvious that the '08 does get better mileage than the previous years. Those of us who employ some hypermiling techniques and don't have a lead foot do see incredible MPGs.

So... NO, I didn't flunk basic math and it's not wishful thinking. The results ($) are in my pocket.
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