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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-20-2018, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 46davis View Post

My '07 Vulcan gets +/- 30.8 on a flat as hell texas highway. Less if I go to OK and have hills. Less if there's even one stoplight. My '03 rarely got more than 26. Don't know. Tire pressure does make a difference - in the ride, too. '07 has nice Michelins, '03 has crap.

'03 has original Oxy sensors, '07 has nice new ones, maybe that has something to do with it.

I drive like the old man that I am since I' the one who does the maintenance, but I notice when my daughter drives the car the mileage is much less. She has a foot like the little old lady from Pasadena.

The Taurus was never a real 'economy' car since it has 6 cylinders, but I'll pay the extra little bit in fuel for a nice, comfy seat and save my arthritic spine. Would you rather fly to Europe in a 747 or a Cessna?
The G-1's with power seats had the most confy seats of any I have driven at the time, and since. I had '87, & '88 both top end. I drove a lot. When I drove the '86 company cars with no power, I saw the difference. They had foam over a steel pan while the power seats had springs. I drove lots of rentals and none compared to the G-1 Bulls.

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Yeah, I got the power seats. Lots more comfy than my wife's Corolla. Wouldn't take a road trip in that car.
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Want better mileage? Use imperial gallons (the gallon we use up here in Canada is bigger). You'll get 33.84MPG, while your US gallon will give you 28.2, I think you said.
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