Just had a best tank in Grandpa's Car!

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by 08EscapeHybrid, May 25, 2018.

  1. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    Ok, I've done the math 3 times, and I double checked the accuracy of the odometer. IDK how or why, but I just had a 41.1 MPG tank in the 05 Grand Marquis! Most of the tank is driving local highways with the cruise set on 55, but there is some mountain driving thrown in there too. Maybe I had some good tail winds... Its hard to remember because aside from today, it hasn't been driven in 2 weeks, but I don't remember trying to hypermile it all that hard. When I stopped to top off the tank with some E0 on the way home today I looked at the odometer, and thought, "That can't be right". 264 miles on just over 1/4 tank? Sure enough, it only took a little over 6 gallons.
     
  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

  3. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Provided you don't have to get it going from a stop very often, I was always impressed by Panthers. I rented one years ago when my wife and I were stranded by a Volvo wagon in Dallas, and resetting the FCD for highway runs, I was getting 28-32 with no special care being taken. I just like these ol' girls.
     
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