my wife has an element and it gets worse mileage than my car.
you have somewhat of an advantage because of your poor starting point. hear me out on this one. if you are starting at lets say 20 MPG (you should be getting better than that) then if you go up just 2 MPG then you have gone up 10% and saved that much on your over all fuel costs. there may be a little bit of a silver lining in it for you.
it isn't much but hey, it's something.
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