UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (16) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: telegraph Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 62973  
Subject: Re: mileage concerns Date: 1/5/2012 8:47 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 0
"I tested speed affecting mpg on a trip to Panama City (from Athens, GA) one time. I am not good about checking my mpg so I don't know how this trip differs, but I think it was a good case any way. I had expressway or 4-lane divided almost the entire way there. I drove less than the speed limit (sometimes 55, sometimes 60), and managed 34 mpg for my Acura 3.2TL. It has a V6 engine. I was very impressed since it claims only 29 highway mpg. I have heard speeds over 55 really do make a big difference on mpg and I believe it."

I hope you did do a check of the odometer. Many of them are off by 5%, giving you more mpg than you actually are getting.

you need to do at least 20-100 miles of checking what your odomoter says vs the highway mile markers.

The older your tires are, the better your gas mileage gets - as the tires wear down, your MPG goes up. maybe up to 5% by the time your tires are fully worn out and you buy new ones.


t
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (16) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next

Announcements

Pencils of Promise - Back to School Drive
"Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children."
Post of the Day:
Macro Economics

Russia Collapsing Again?
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement