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Old 02-16-2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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Anyone around with a Crown Victoria or a Grand Marquis. They respond very well to simply keeping the speed @ 70 & under. I imagine hypermiling you could do even better. I get 27 or 28 highway in my Grandfather's Grand Marquis, and I don't do anything special when I drive it, just keep the speed under 75.

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:49 AM   #12
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I go through a tank a week and planned on making my first modification(s) for economy this weekend. When I read 'Team Tank' I think of a team of vehicles with a GVWR of more than 6000 pounds but there probably isn't enough people here to do that haha.

Is the challenge for MPG numbers or % above epa? If it's MPG I might bring you down but if it's % above epa I should stand a chance.

Edit: Read the rules, I'm in! % improvement is great!
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Old 02-17-2009, 11:07 AM   #13
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Yeah, as soon as winter is over I'll hopefully be turning some better numbers. Running in 4wd mode in below freezing temps is not exactly the best thing for mileage...

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:30 PM   #14
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Anyone around with a Crown Victoria or a Grand Marquis. They respond very well to simply keeping the speed @ 70 & under. I imagine hypermiling you could do even better. I get 27 or 28 highway in my Grandfather's Grand Marquis, and I don't do anything special when I drive it, just keep the speed under 75.

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Too bad the Eldorado is probably too small (the post '79 downsized version) and it's not a truck...if my Lincoln Town Car still ran (toasted transmission) it would be fine...it's just a Crown Victoria with delusions of World Domination...
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:12 AM   #15
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The Eldorado is a 4.1 V8, right? I'd have no problems with you on the team.

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Old 02-24-2009, 05:37 AM   #16
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I'm on the fence here.

I have a big ol' Buick (well technically mid-size), but I'm doing well to get 15 MPG on the highway. It's mostly a performance beast, but I also like to "strive" for MPG.

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It gets MUCH better MPH than its peers at the racetrack, but it might be a tough one to get lots of MPG from...

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Wow... I finally get to see a pic of your Buick...
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So what is a tank then? My brother has a '73 LeSabre which weighs 1300# more than my econobox... THAT is a tank. But could a 4300# 4-door count as a tank for this?

I'm thinking about some changes to shoot for 18 MPG (highway), including some taller tires and aero mods. If I go from 15 MPG to 18 MPG, that's a 30% increase, right?

Car is off the road now, I'll start driving it in April...

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I see it as 20% but that is still substantial

awesome car man. what kind of qtrs are you running on it?
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #20
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I think even my Regal (considered a midsize in 1981), with a curb weight of almost 3,300 pounds, and a 3.8 Litre V-6 is considered a tank by today's standards.

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