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Old 01-26-2006, 04:50 PM   #11
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Somethings seriously wrong somewhere. I mean, I know that the Tempo wasn't exactly an ecologist'* dream, but they got better mileage than that!

Do you realize that you could get a car that gets only 19 mpg and save about $3,000 per year? Or a slightly used G6, that gets 29-31 mpg and save about $6,000 per year or $500/month for the car payment? (Based on the low side of an average 12,000 miles per year and $2.50/gallon gas)
running about 100-150 miles every 2 weeks for me
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Somethings seriously wrong somewhere. I mean, I know that the Tempo wasn't exactly an ecologist'* dream, but they got better mileage than that!

Do you realize that you could get a car that gets only 19 mpg and save about $3,000 per year? Or a slightly used G6, that gets 29-31 mpg and save about $6,000 per year or $500/month for the car payment? (Based on the low side of an average 12,000 miles per year and $2.50/gallon gas)
running about 100-150 miles every 2 weeks for me
To put it plainly- Your mileage sucks!!
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even I haven't seen my that bad. worst ever was low 15s. LOL

Do you have a hole in your tank?
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even I haven't seen my that bad. worst ever was low 15s. LOL

Do you have a hole in your tank?
cant say that i do.

no drips under the car, and the fuel useage is consistant.
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ok theres something definately wrong with that ford engine of yours, even with my mercury which was a V6 got better mileage than that with me driving the hell out of it (i cant remember the specific number but it was in the 20s) and in grandma mode i got 36mpg.

give us a list of what uve done to the car so far
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I think the Tempo could reach 75 mph with a Bonneville SE with a handy pushbar pushing the Tempo.


I bet the car is running really rich. Either that or it'* time to take it out back and shoot it.
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I... it'* time to take it out back and shoot it.
Just put it out of its misery now.
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does your gas cap lock?
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does your gas cap lock?
yup, it does.

i think what killed me was my mom'* highway run. she said the car ran great on the way up, but on the way back she had to push it really hard to hold highway speeds. at highway speeds it'* so close to WOT, that it might be what did it.

so far on this tank i got about 30-40 miles and the needle is still past full <but it is threatening to move though>
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My 400ci 78 Trans Am gets better than that. Mind you its 9.8mpg, but I think I have a bit more *** to move around.

Got some fuel issues there son.
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