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Old 02-18-2006, 10:49 PM   #50
Simplex X-L
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Join Date: Jan 2006
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Location: San Diego
What I Drive: 2005 Infra-Red ZXW SE PZEV 5-spd; 1964 F-100 shortbed

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I'm currently getting about 22-23 MPG in mixed driving, which is a heck of a lot better than the barge of a 1989 F-150 SuperCab 4x4 that was my daily driver but nowhere near the ZXW's advertised 26 MPG city estimate. The car has about 2900 miles on it as of this post.

Maybe it's the hilly route I take between home and work. Wound past 3000 rpm in third gear, that bone-stock Duratec just loves to flatten hills even with the additional "baggage" of the wagon body; I just may be paying the price of fuel for making use of the torque and horsepower peaks.
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