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Some ways to increase gas milage?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by smsnyder, Sep 14, 2010.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Seems prices on gas are down a little. Won't last long so i am considering another small suv. I hate spending money on gas. Any suggestions? Drive a jeep liberty and gas milage sucks.
     
  2. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    Buy a 1,000 gallon fuel tank when it's low fill it up


    We've had one since 2000 and it has paid for itself many many times

    Now if you don't have room for one, just buy some more land
     
  3. recurvyarcher

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    Hypermiling.
     
  4. eightbore

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    I had a 2002 Explorer that gave me about 20 mpg. The new Explorer had a terrible EPA mileage rating compared to the 4 Runner and the previous Explorers. I bought a new 4 Runner. First Jap car I've ever owned, but there is nothing else out there.
     
  5. Captain Bud

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    It will cost around $44,000.00 and it should get about 26-29 miles to the gallon on the highway. (gov is 17/25, but they do much better).

    26.4 gallon tank?? = 26x26== 676 miles on a tank.

    Oh. The SUV that I speak of is a VW Toureg with diesel engine.

    It is a 3 liter engine for 2010 and 2011 not the v10 that the use to use.

    Phil
     
  6. kiv-c

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    Drive naked for less wind resistance.

    Take a naked passenger (preferably female) along, too; double the savings!
     
  7. alfermann66

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    SLOW DOWN??????

    Buz
     
  8. TC

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    Air Filter (change as required)

    Tire pressure (35 PSI, check monthly)

    Gasoline (No Ethanol and compare brands, they are not all the same)

    Engine speed (Never exceed 1,500 RPM's unless merging into traffic)

    Minimize brake usage (take your foot off the gas)

    Make right hand turns if possible rather than left hand

    I have went from a 17 MPG average to 21 MPG doing this. YMMV
     
  9. Quack Shot

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    Ford Explorer is refreshed for 2011 afaik.

    Take a look at the escape while your there.
     
  10. Fox32

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    Switch to synthetic oil will help and longer intervals between changes too. Do a Google search for air filters that will help a LOT. Keep us informed!
     
  11. shot410ga

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    Stay home, walk, run, bicycle, dog-cart, donkey, horse, one of those new two wheelie things you stand on, moped, Honda Dream motorcycle, 1963 Volkswagen Thing. Just some ideas. There are lots of ways.
     
  12. eightbore

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    There are many options for saving gas. However, most people are looking for reliable transportation, plenty of passenger room, four wheel drive, adequate power, available fuel sources, towing ability, cargo carrying ability, dog box friendly, and some other amenities in addition to low fuel cost. The Explorer was about the best option at a reasonable cost until the EPA rating got bad. Now, the 4 Runner seems to be "the best option" now that the Explorer will be redesigned into a Jap like mini SUV like all the other US made choices. Unfortunately, the Toyota hype promotes the more available Highlander which is a unibody mini SUV like all the others, and not too much less pricy than the 4 Runner. It is too bad that the Suburban can't be lightened up a bit and a high performance V6 mounted in front. The 300+ horsepower Mustang engine could have been put into the Explorer and the EPA rating would have been very acceptable. But, apparently, Ford decided against that choice.
     
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