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Re: My 2009 cross country trip redux

Originally posted June 28, 2009

You'll need some help to find me, of course. Here's a clue: I'm driving a mean, green, toaster machine. And I'm driving it slow, averaging only about 50 mph. The reward is about 45 mpg, actually 46.5 over the past 1500 miles. I expect it to go down during this trip, to somewhere between 40 and 45 mpg, because I'll be running the AC, and pushing for distance. Look at these photos, and there's no mistaking the Snorkler when he's in your neighborhood.

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
49.2 mpg avg over 58,800 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
Boycotting Exxon/Mobil since 1989, BP/ARCO/Amoco since 2010

See my cross-country trip report here, & my 1000 km tank here.
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