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Old 12-04-2011, 11:25 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Fuzzy Logic View Post
going 48 in a 65. i can only imagine the traffic / road rage someone would cause trying to get the best mpg.
First of all, not all highways are 65 MPH many are 55 MPH - highway does not mean interstate. Also you have to take into consideration that highways are often congested and you could be going 2 MPH in bumper to bumper traffic whatever the speed limit is. Often during commute hours there is a lot more stop and go in metro areas. You may be surprised if you actually log your average speed when traveling "highway", I know I was when I was using Scangauge on my Volvo. So I appreciate that EPA testing puts these cars to the conditions they may be actually driven under and tries to present realistic average driving conditions - running A/C, hills, slowdowns etc.
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