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Gas Milage Screwed Up!

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ok I own a 2000 SEL and I've been noticing horrible fuel milage for awhile now. Anyway, I drove to Toronto from where I live. I filled it up right before I left and when I arrived in Toronto (350Km) I filled up again and in costed me $33.00CAN. I was driving really slow.Then the next day I drove straight back doing crazy speeds on the 401( I was WOT many times) and filled up when I got home and it costs $22.00CAN and gas was more expensive! I only burned half a tank! What the heck? It doesn't make any sense! Usually it burns sooo much! Anybody have any ideas? What could this be? Does anybody have horrible millage on a gen4?
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I have had situations where I've actually gotten better mileage while driving faster than at a slightly slower speed. Mainly, this was on a T-bird I owned years ago. It just seemed like the gearing in the car allowed the engine to really free up (I don't know how else to put it) at highway crusing speeds around 65-70 (and 27mph out of a 305), but at 55 I got horrible mileage.

BTW..as my G3 Vulcan gets older, it's getting better mileage. At 70,000 miles, we got 30mpg during an Alabama to North Carolina run. And this is roughly 67-75 all the way.
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