1,626 Miles on One Tank
Pushing the limits of so-called hypermiling, a couple drove from Texas to Virginia without refueling their car.
Okay. Good for them.
But I'll take my 1-ton pickup, stop for gas 6 times, and still get there days before they do. And no one around me on the road will be annoyed.
Driving intelligently is what really makes the difference. The article is dead on spot. I have an '07 Shelby GT with a 325 HP V-8 and I can regularly pull 30 MPG without batting an eye. All by setting the cruise on a highway trip and tooling around town short-shifting thru the gears. My wife and I went from PAto Bar Harbor, Maine and back and averaged 27.9 MPG in traffic during the 4th of July week last year. And the kicker is, I had to pay a $1000 Gas Guzzler Tax when I bought the car.
Even when you "stand on it", I really do well in the MPG department, then again I still use my head.
"By the way most drivers do not drive as efficiently. "
Well that is sort the point isn't it. LEARN to drive differently instead of making a major purchase based on 60 cents a gallon or complaing that gas just went up $.20/gal over the weekend. Changing driving habits GREATLY affects fuel consumption and therefore your wallet. Okay so most people will not see double EPA numbers but still it is very easy to beat the EPA ratings on any vehicle.
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