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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Why would I want a "NEW" car? I had a overnight trip last week. Before I left I filled up, zeroed the odometer, added a bottle of STP carb cleaner, and checked all the tires. 318.6 miles -- 8.519 gallons = 37.4 MPG :thumbs: . Did I mention the car is a 1995 Camry with 225000 miles on it.  :dancingbanana:  

 


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:32 AM

That is pretty good gas mileage. What would you say your average speed was?


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 09:41 AM

70 - 75 mph most of the way except for the bottleneck in Austin. The car has a manual 5 speed transmission, and is one of the rare 2 door (at least that is what I was told) bode style.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:33 AM

I wish my wife would have replaced her Camry with another one, but she didn't.

 

I get a wooping 14 MPG on my 2003 Chevy Silverado Z-71!

Only has 165,000+ miles.....almost paid for!!


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 10:52 AM

That's the golden era for Toyota. I'm in a 2014 Jetta 1.8 Turbo that gets 44-52 depending on the smile factor. At 2,500 miles a month, it's a saver.

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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:10 AM

That is some pretty good gas mileage.  Have you added any oil additives?


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Think about the mileage you could be getting if there was no corn in your tank.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Why would I want a "NEW" car?

So you could pay way too much for over-priced, new[er] vehicle.

So you could pay all that sales tax.

So you could pay much higher property tax every year

Yeah,  I don't get it either  :(


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Toyota lover for years, don't think the newer ones are quite as efficient thou.


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 01:47 PM

My 2012 camry 4 cylinder 6 speed auto would get 36 to 38 all day on the interstate on the wv hills. No problems at all there. City country road and interstate it would hover around 32

The tacoma has been doing between 19.5 mostly country roads to 21.5 mostly Interstate. Driving easy never more than 1/2 throttle. Setting cruise at the speed limit.
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Posted November 15, 2014 - 04:56 PM

I can only dream of 35+mpg,The 76 K5 Blazer might on a good day get 13mpg if I keep my foot out of the Quadrajet. 


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Posted November 15, 2014 - 05:56 PM

No oil additives other than what is in the Valvoline high Mileage brand. I think the gas treatment helped some as I have never added anything before to this car. I have been tracking my mileage for many years, helps to see if something is a-miss, like the time I started having brake caliper issues (dragging) showed up as a 5mpg loss.

I hope to run this past 300k but it will be replaced with a like (used) vehicle when the time comes.

My to-work-and-back mileage is 28 - 32 mpg, I'll have to see if that goes up next week. Here is a sample of my spread sheet.

 

Date                             miles         gallons                 mpg

9/12/2014 Fri             277.50           9.322                29.77

9/18/2014 Fri             322.70         10.191                31.67

10/10/2014 Fri           323.25          11.465               28.19

10/17/2014 Fri          330.50          10.558               31.30

10/24/2014 Fri          301.00          10.296               29.23

11/7/2014 Fri            300.20           9.993               30.04

11/14/2014 Fri          318.60           8.519                37.40

 

 

Well that didn't work / edit for readability


Edited by larrybl, November 15, 2014 - 05:59 PM.

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