:withstupid: in the sedan. I don't know what my wife gets in the wagon.Originally posted by godspunk32@Jun 4 2004, 06:17 AM
I sit in pretty crappy traffic most days. I typically average about 23.5 mpg in mixed highway/city driving. When I'm just on the highway, I've gotten as good as 26.
Stop pumping at one gallon and compare the price to the board. Gas stations are heavily regulated on the accuracy of the pump and could get into major trouble if they purposefully shorted you.Originally posted by Nomadic_Dragon@Jun 4 2004, 10:24 AM
I read something about some gas stations shortchanging customers on gas, sometimes as much as almost a gallon on a 20-gallon fillup. That'd definitely affected our percieved gas milage, because if we are told we just filled up with 20 gallons after driving 400 miles, that'd be 20mpg, but if we were actually given 19 gallons, it'd be 21. Or, if you fill up every time like me, I'm getting less gas that I am told I got, which reduces the number of miles I went on that gas, which reduces my milage. Can knock it either way, and I've no way of telling which local stations(if any, mind you) shortchange like that.
I used to have a 85 Bronco who's sending unit in the gas tank stopped working so it always showed empty. Since it was lifted 6" i would just go around to the back and "thump" the tank with my finger to see how full it really was. That method only failed me once and that was only because i forgot to check it before i ran out of gas. I eventually fixed it but the tank tumping in the mean time was some ******* ingenuity at work :lol2:Originally posted by Majisto@Jun 4 2004, 10:48 PM
I wish my gas guage even worked. :lol2: Sometimes I start the car and it's empty, while sometimes it's full.
Even so, I have gotten 33 MPG on the highway before thanks to the miracle that is MOBIL 1!