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Old 08-14-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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As most of you know (or not) I took a 580 mile road trip to Cape Cod MA this past week, I dragged bonnie94sse with me, and we had a blast.

Anyhow, thats not the point of this thread, I wanted to show some of the incredible gas mileage my car got while on the way. The driving conditions were about 75F, sunny, little if any breeze, light traffic. We had the cruise control set for 70 mph, and maintained about 2200 RPM with my 3.71 gearing on the transaxle. The Aurora gas tank is 17 gallons or 70L, and takes only premium fuel (91 in this case)

I was shocked, about 20 mins after a top up along the MassPike thruway, I opened the DIC lid and checked out our mileage. By this point I Peter had driven 343 kms from Syracuse NY, to that point on the MassPike. You can see my fuel gage is pressed passed the F line.

No fudging of the DIC settings took place, I wanted to establish an accurate MPG for the V8 Aurora.





Based on that data I could have driven from Mississauga Ontario (home) to Bourne Cape Cod on a tank of gas (metric that translates to 927 kms door to door, I calculated that on my way home)
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Incredible milage dude.

I can get close to 30, but not even close to that.
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That'* outrageous.
...must be a trick.
Maybe the highway is totally level with no hills.
.....I could never drive that far without putting the hammer down a few times and destroying the average.
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I kinda had hoped it would be a trick, but there was no tricks this time, only wanted to get an accurate reading of what that car can do over a long stretch of hwy.

My route consisted of the QEW, 405 (Ontario) I-190, I-290, I-90E (NY), MassPike I-90E, MA-25, MA28 (MA, Cape)

Honest truth on the no fudging the DIC here, what you see is what we got.

Eat your heart out Toyota Echo...heheh, mind you, once 4000lbs gets moving at 70mph with over 300lbs of camping gear and 300+ pounds of people, momentum does all the work.
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Going to have to start calling you "Feather Foot" Jim.
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hell naw feather foot jim
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Actually it was Peter driving (bonnie94sse), but I got about the same mileage driving home, so feather foot is fine....until provoked.
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i can make mine say 99.9 avg mpg......just reset it and coast....LOL

thats awesome mileage....mine is like 16 mpg, you can be feather foot jim, im lead foot mike.....i love kicking it down at 30mph.....muahahahahh
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That'* pretty good, i assume you were cruising around 75? 70-75 is my sweetspot, as illustrated by the 40 MPG michigan run. Most of the state on 3 gallons.

Avoiding accerlation is the key to milage i think. Even with MNBC antics this last tank, i managed to get 22 in mostly city driving.
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How low did you let the tank get befor re filling?
Hehehe I tend to run mine down to the E, but the light doesn't come on because at E I still have like 2-4 gallons.
I really like those DIC'* that the Auroras have. Something more to play with while driving down the highway!
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