Can someone tell me if there is anywhere on this site where you can look at mileage numbers for all cars listed in the garage on one page? The only thing I have seen so far is the top ten list. I would like to see where I stand among all members listed in the garage.
i rank 85th of 453 in % above EPA under the gas classification.
i suspect i'm considerably higher in MPG.
and higher still among 4 door vehicles.
Ford Man, you certainly would be near the top among 4 doors.
The '88 Escort is a two door. I am going to be going on a trip tomorrow and will be able to get the log started on the '97 Escort Station Wagon. The total trip will probably consist of 1100-1200 miles. It should start out good and stay good, because basically I use that car for longer trips with a short trip here and there to keep the battery up and keep it running. I checked my stats and was #47 MPG at 45.46 MPG, #216 in the percent above EPA at 22.86% above using old EPA estimates and #63 in percent above EPA at 42.06% above using new EPA estimates. I just went in and edited the EPA estimates long enough to find where I would be if I were using the new EPA estimates.
Hun, I appear to be sitting at 59th out of 516 for gas MPG. I'm also sitting at 138th out of 455 at 31.18% over EPA. Probably would be better if I had fixed the coolant problem before posting on these forums. Probably going to take a big hit on this next tank as well considering dad has been driving my festiva and seems to think that the gas pedal is a toggle switch. You know, full on, full off. Not to mention when he does this, he rides the clutch like crazy!
I'm 201 in % above epa 90 day estimate but i suspect after 2 more tanks I'll be in the top 100 - 150.
You should have aerodynamics on your side in that, they're fairly clean I think.
BTW your heat problem might be a vacuum leak... many cars have vacuum actuated heater controls and flaps in the ducts, if there's a leak somewhere, you might not be getting the vacuum necessary to actuate the flaps.
edit: Guess I'm not doing tooooooo bad among the minivans, considering that any above me seem to have quirky gaslogs and are much newer slippier vans.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
Well I had to fix a hose that was causing a slow coolant leak so that took care of the car overheating issue (I hope).
The heater issue is entirely electrical and for the $ to track down the gremlin basically unrepairable.
As for me really tearing the car down to get some killer % above epa, I have a feeling it won't happen till my house is done being built (looking like December) and I can move out of my Dads. Already taking up enough space here without taking over his garage as well.
I would so love to be able to get 30mpg tanks out of my....well.....tank. ;P