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Old 12-29-2010, 11:46 AM   #21
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Mustang.
Definitely not. It's obviously a Kia Sorrento.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:06 PM   #22
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Wow. Is this based upon a fill up, or based upon an on board MPG calculator?
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:35 PM   #23
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Best tank was 27.65 mpg. Worst was 25.10 mpg. Based on old fashioned miles/gallons at the same pump at the same station. It is G100 instead of E10 which helps.

The Information Center runs 2-7% Low (Average of 4.2%). It runs closer in cold temps and farther off in warmer temps.

This car has never returned less than 20 mpg in 5,000+ miles even when I had a 2.6 mile commute (Averaged 22.5 mpg during warmer weather) and during the initial tank (20.0 mpg) that included ring seating (Alternating High Load / High Vacuum cycles). But then I have always short shifted / skip shifted high torque engines in normal driving (I consider this simple common sense as opposed to hypermiling as a I still out pace 90% of the traffic from lights). I save the 1st gear launches and 6800 rpm powershifts for the 12.6 @ 114 track passes.

It gets 3.5 mpg better in town than my old 300 bhp 4.6L SOHC 3V. On the highway the difference is smaller. Maybe 1.5 mpg. For a V8 I think Ford did a very good job with the 5.0L DOHC 4V. I would not be surprised to see 20.0 mpg + averages for people who use some common sense in a 5000 lb 2011 F150 (Same engine detuned to 360 bhp).
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #24
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Not to mention the cool factor of a new V-8 Mustang...what color? (Although this doesn't affect FE, it does affect my heart rate...)
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #25
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I would say color does effect fuel economy. Dark color cars will require more a/c use in warm weather.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:05 PM   #26
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True enough! Must be why all the fleet cars in Phoenix are white or silver...
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:12 PM   #27
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It's really sad that your 400+hp 5.0 v8 mustang is getting better mpg than my old 108hp 2.3 4cyl mustang.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:57 PM   #28
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Whats really sad is my Mother's 2007 Hyundai Accent Automatic. Typically 26 mpg (City with her driving) with an all time best of 31 mpg (Highway with me driving). I would say the 2011 5.0 gets about 10% worse on average.

Color is Grabber Blue.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #29
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Beats my Mustang handily and yet with all that power... I need that 5,0l roller motor with 5-speed swap...
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:24 AM   #30
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Awesome! Fords on a roll with ecoboost,coyote,5.0.
Glad your having fun with what most consider a "earth killing muscle car" LOL!
Can't wait for a few years when all this technology ends up in junkyards!
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