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Old 11-09-2007, 01:19 PM   #11
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the best way ive found in 14 years of owning one is to park the pig unless i'm hauling something too big for the car to handle
I have to totally concur with this assessment. I finally got rid of my problem by giving the truck to my brother. The one I had was built with Ford Quality Control. Somehow and I don't know how, the one I had got 12 mpg, empty, loaded, hot, cold and any other variable you could name. Somehow Ford created a vehicle that just was going to get 12 mpg. Only solutions, really, were to park it or get rid of it. Getting rid of it was cheaper, so now it's gone.
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the best way ive found in 14 years of owning one is to park the pig unless i'm hauling something too big for the car to handle
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Let's say you average 13mpg combined and you drive 24,000 miles a year with $3.00 gallon fuel cost. If you could find an "EconoBox" that gets 32mpg combined...here is the math.

(24,000/13)*$3=$5,538

Now say you can do 1/2 the miles in an "econobox" that gets 32mpg combined.

(12,000/13)*$3=$2769 & (12,000/32)*$3=$1125

So you could spend let's see...$5,538-($2,769+$1,125)=$1,644
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I have to totally concur with this assessment. I finally got rid of my problem by giving the truck to my brother. The one I had was built with Ford Quality Control. Somehow and I don't know how, the one I had got 12 mpg, empty, loaded, hot, cold and any other variable you could name. Somehow Ford created a vehicle that just was going to get 12 mpg. Only solutions, really, were to park it or get rid of it. Getting rid of it was cheaper, so now it's gone.
Sounds like the 96 Bronco I used to have...had the 5.8 and around town it got somewhere from 13.5 to 14.5 mpg...feather throttle or lead foot...and it got 16 on the highway, no matter the speed...something about the brick-like aerodynamics of the beast...well...and the mud tires...and the weight...and...and...
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