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Old 10-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #47
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Thanks, keep us posted. Regardless of your mileage, I wish I only had to fill up every 2 weeks. We're weekly here- the wife drive half as much as I do, but gets roughly half the fuel economy. Here's another weird thing I've noticed recently. I picked up a 94 Corolla to drive while I do a clutch and other time consuming repairs to the Focus. My one way daily to work is 21 miles in the Focus, but 25 miles in the Corolla. That's a considerable difference for the same route. I blame tires, although I know the Focus is off- my speedo says I'm going faster than I am by 3 mph around 60 due to some construction radars in place on my route.

I look hard at fuel economy every tank in every vehicle I drive. I'd consider purchasing a plug-in electric vehicle in a NY min if I had the disposable income. Right now it's not cost effective for us to spend $6k/yr to save $3k. When the van goes, that's the route we'll take, but for now- arithmetic, right?
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