Hey,Leviathant said:On a drive from Cleveland, OH to York, PA (central PA) I did 75-80mph rather steadily and got nearly 35mpg As far as city driving goes, drive nicely to get better mileage.
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I did an experiment when I first got the car. I was driving down to LA and had lots of room, I drove 10 miles at 5 MPH intervals with cruise on, and reset the computer at each speed change. at first I found that between 65 and 90 you loose 1.5 MPG for every 5 MPH, but then I reset to 75MPH, and was getting 34MPG,(This was on a very slight slope from Bakersfield to the grapevine).DragoZERO said:oh, and another fact is once you break 55 mph you will consume more gas. so don't speed - its expensive.
How do you fit 12 gals in a 93 Sable? Heck, how do you fill your car up with gals in the first place? I'd take one cute one in my passenger seat, but a carfull would be a blast for sure!:multiplesBirdman said:I envy you I want a speed limit of that .. I haven't acctually done the math but I do a lot of highway travel alot with no trafic and I average between 65-80 and with a/c running some of the time 12 gals usually gets me 300 miles which going from a mercury sable 93 I am not going to complain and I did a short air intake which helped on city