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Old 12-17-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
I'm Jim, new guy and driving aficionado. I'm just starting to appreciate trying to get the most distance traveled for the least amount of petrol.

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Welcome Jim, Nice looking ford . It must be fun driving one of those duratech v6s with a stick shift .
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That 'tour has CEG all over it ! Stick around 35 mpg should be very doable.My 01 Cougar V6 atx hit 38mpg more than once - should be cake with an mtx 'Tour .
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That 'tour has CEG all over it ! Stick around 35 mpg should be very doable.My 01 Cougar V6 atx hit 38mpg more than once - should be cake with an mtx 'Tour .
The best it has ever done is 30.1 mpg. This car couldn't get 35mpg without a flatbed under it. There are a bunch of guys on CEG that claim 36+ with their SVT's. I think they are full of crap, or they have no idea how to figure mileage.

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Now come on, You gotta think positive. I didn't think I could get 70mpg out of my car, but I did all summer . If you had an auto I might agree with you, but you have the power to be in any gear you want . Stick around and you'll be there in no time.
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sure you can. Just gotta work at it. FYI, NA high performance cars *can* get insane mileage because without a turbo you have to make the engine as efficient as possible for power. Plus contours are fairly aerodynamic.
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heck supercharged 3.8 tbirds can get over 30 if a person has the willpower to stay out of the boost
ahhhh... thats my problem. I just can't go one tankfull without hearing that duratec hit 7k. It sounds just swell at WOT.
I do drive it hard.
I do like to hit triple digits speeds when time/space/nolaw allows.
But I have done an occasional tank with the so-called "egg under the gas pedal" and the best I have is 30.1 mpg. My car is very well maintained, I mean I've cleaned my intake system six times in eight years! Full removal and soak cleaning, not a fluid flush. My driving habits simply need to change I guess.

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I feel your pain. it's hard to stay out of it in a sporty RWD 5-speed like mine.
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