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Old 09-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #11
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FYI, my best legit number is 54.6. That's maintaining 60mph on a relatively flat highway, with the AC off. AC on at 65-70 I routinely get 42-46.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #12
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When I had my old Lincoln Mark VIII it would peg out at 99.9. The display maxed out, but the computer would keep computing the average correctly (I could tell by the delay required for the average to drop after a long coast).
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #13
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Took a nice long, leisurely drive last week from my home in Fort Worth, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

After a lunch stop in Barstow, CA (we took I-40 instead of I-10) we headed south on I-15. When you pass through the Angeles National Forest just north of San Bernadino, there's a spot of highway where it drops from 5000ft to around 700-800ft in the span of about 5 miles. So I hit reset on the MPG counter and basically coasted down the hill. Started at around 65mph and even with a few brake checks we were doing 85mph by the bottom. This pic was taken just as the road flattened out. I really wanted to see what happened when it hit 100mpg, but no such luck.

If I had put it in neutral instead of leaving it in gear it may have gone higher. But the world may never know. No hills even approaching that here in Texas.
nope, in neutral the car uses gas to idle. in gear while coasting over a certain speed, it uses absolutely zero.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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when ever is coast the instant fuel meter reads only to 99.9mpg so i gues that the top this car can read...but there isnt really any point as my mpg is so poor xD
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #15
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I actually got 53 MPG on a tank of gas. I drove 450 miles (obviously wasn't empty), all highway doing 65-70 on flat roads. It was a long road trip and I didn't hit a bit of traffic. I don't have a picture of the read out on my car because it didn't show it right. However, when I filled up my miles traveled/gallons fuel = 53. Best I ever got with the car
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #16
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Correction. It was 50. Here's a screenshot I took with my phone and mpg calculator app
My average has gone way up since this was taken. I average around 36 over the lifetime of the vehicle
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #17
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I'm at 20 ALL rush hour city for 2 weeks now. So annoying
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i'm not even making 20 on this latest tank...city driving in china is hell! they cut you up they shift lanes like they are running from cops!
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Best so far.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:41 AM   #20
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I had 3 tanks in a row over 43mpg with the average for those 3 tanks and 1350 miles of over 44mpg. Of course, I was in Yellowstone where the max speed limit is 45mph...


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