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Old 11-24-2012, 08:09 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
Was reminiscing down memory lane yesterday. Remembered back to my first-ever, new car:

39 mpg highway. Yep. Better than today's Focus. It was a great first-car for a newly-married couple on a budget. I had the very base model -- 1985 1/2 model year, 1.9 liter engine, zero options. It was exciting enough to us at the time, and the fuel economy really did make a difference, enabling us to travel and make trips we otherwise would have had to forego.
You didn't go for the escort GT or Lynx rs ?
Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
I had not thought about cars getting heavier. Is safety driving that weight gain?
Yup & some of the cars are growing again= getting bigger.
Originally Posted by 84Camaro_L69 View Post
My first new car was a '97 Escort. I got about 28-30mpg in heavy city traffic (Honolulu and Nashville) and 36-39mpg on the interstate with the entire family in the car and trunk full of luggage with the A/C turned on.
L69, how 'bout a LB9?
Originally Posted by elsolo View Post
The gas was better back then too, no mandated oxygenates reducing the energy content of the fuel.
Sure was ^^^^^^^^^^^
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