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Old 03-03-2012
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Long trip in a few weeks, What to expect for gas mileage.

I am going down to arkansas towards the end of the month. I have a 4l auto 2wd, The trip is 270 miles each way, majority of it I will just set cruise and let it go. The speed limit is 70 if I remember right on the highway. I will probally set it at 75, so say a consistant 75 for 200 miles. what do yall think I SHOULD get?

Obviously weather, wind, and road conditions (highway is fairly flat) will affect it, but just wondering what everyone else has gotten with a similar setup.

Day to day i am getting 16.5 avg. thats 20 miles each way, city and highway.
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Why not go 65? If you are that worried about the mileage you will save more doing that.
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Not really worried, just curious. I would go 65, but most of the time on 71hwy, whenever I am on there, it causes traffic problems if someone goes 65.
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What to expect:
Poor MPG's
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for every 5mph over 55mph you lose 5% fuel range.

so, at 70mph your automatically losing 15% right off the top.
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for every 5mph over 55mph you lose 5% fuel range.

so, at 70mph your automatically losing 15% right off the top.
It really depends on the vehicle, so thats not always true.

with my ultra gauge, i get the best mpgs when i'm at 57/58, and when i go faster than that, its when i'm at 67 mph.

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