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Old 03-08-23, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
What does area PeMex price translate into USD/gallon?
$4-$4.50, more-or-less
It's govt subsidized, though I don't know by how much. A European cyclist, visiting six months ago, wondered why it was so cheap.
Our electric bills are heavily subsidized.
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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos, but the Saturn gets about 38 MPG.
Of the 30ish cars I've had, none of them got 38 mpg. My Corvair was close to 30, as was my 56 VW.
I had a truck that got 8 mpg. I worked on it and got it up to 10.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
A Spark. Beat
I have history with Sparks. Gas Sparks and electric Sparks. No diesel Sparks in the U.S.
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Originally Posted by big john
Of the 30ish cars I've had, none of them got 38 mpg. My Corvair was close to 30, as was my 56 VW.
I had a truck that got 8 mpg. I worked on it and got it up to 10.
I've had a car that was averaging 5 based on the dash display. Got grief from my wife when she saw that. I've never kept track of fuel economy.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I've had a car that was averaging 5 based on the dash display. Got grief from my wife when she saw that. I've never kept track of fuel economy.
5!!?? Was it the car or did you drive it with lead boots?
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My integra got 40 to a gallon. Rude awakening switching from that to a subaru forrester.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
$4-$4.50, more-or-less
Paid $2.90 last night. No corresponding spreadsheet entry available.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My integra got 40 to a gallon. Rude awakening switching from that to a subaru forrester.
40 is very high for a gasoline car. My friend had a VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup. 50 mpg and 50 horsepower.

We went to Las Vegas in it. I was lodged into the passenger seat and could not move my feet. The obnoxious vibration made my feet numb and eventually painful. When I got out I couldn't feel them and had trouble walking. Unlike anything I ever experienced in any other car.

We went to watch a motocross race and he had too many beers so I was designated driver. He warned me to turn off the a/c and be very careful before pulling out in traffic. He was not joking, OMG. What a slug. At least while driving it I could move my feet around.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Paid $2.90 last night. No corresponding spreadsheet entry available.
It's $5.20 near here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Please tell me you do not keep a spreadsheet for your gas purchases/consumption.
I might start but I typically just calculate every now and then with a pencil on the receipt.

I guess if I made a Google Form to populate this sheet I might record every fill...
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Originally Posted by datlas
Kudos, but the Saturn gets about 38 MPG.
Probably doesn't accommodate 4x8' sheets or a tandem with both wheels on though
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Originally Posted by big john
40 is very high for a gasoline car. My friend had a VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup. 50 mpg and 50 horsepower.

We went to Las Vegas in it. I was lodged into the passenger seat and could not move my feet. The obnoxious vibration made my feet numb and eventually painful. When I got out I couldn't feel them and had trouble walking. Unlike anything I ever experienced in any other car.

We went to watch a motocross race and he had too many beers so I was designated driver. He warned me to turn off the a/c and be very careful before pulling out in traffic. He was not joking, OMG. What a slug. At least while driving it I could move my feet around.

It accelerated well, I mean highway 40 miles to the gallon. When I drove it from VA to CA that’s what I was averaging.
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Royals just hit a grand salami! And they only have 1 out in the first so far.
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Originally Posted by big john
40 is very high for a gasoline car. My friend had a VW Rabbit Diesel Pickup. 50 mpg and 50 horsepower.

We went to Las Vegas in it. I was lodged into the passenger seat and could not move my feet. The obnoxious vibration made my feet numb and eventually painful. When I got out I couldn't feel them and had trouble walking. Unlike anything I ever experienced in any other car.

We went to watch a motocross race and he had too many beers so I was designated driver. He warned me to turn off the a/c and be very careful before pulling out in traffic. He was not joking, OMG. What a slug. At least while driving it I could move my feet around.
I hit 38 in my olde Corolla on a couple of road trip tanks.

I think you can hit 40 in a Geo Metro if you don't drive it too spicy
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Originally Posted by big john
5!!?? Was it the car or did you drive it with lead boots?
Audi 4.2 V8 with Quattro that I enjoyed pushing. The RS5 that you may have seen in an earlier post.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hit 38 in my olde Corolla on a couple of road trip tanks.
Best I ever got was 38 in a 1998 5 speed Sentra in between North Texas and Kansas.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hit 38 in my olde Corolla on a couple of road trip tanks.

I think you can hit 40 in a Geo Metro if you don't drive it too spicy
A 3 cylinder Metro? Yeah, 40 should be easy with one of them. A guy at work was putting an engine in one and the short block comes in a cardboard box and weighs 45 pounds. The parts department hands it to you over the counter.
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Originally Posted by big john
A 3 cylinder Metro? Yeah, 40 should be easy with one of them. A guy at work was putting an engine in one and the short block comes in a cardboard box and weighs 45 pounds. The parts department hands it to you over the counter.
Seems like 50 is possible if you're really good, but my memory isn't that good, and I never drove one personally
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I might start but I typically just calculate every now and then with a pencil on the receipt.

I guess if I made a Google Form to populate this sheet I might record every fill...
I used to keep a mini notepad in the glovebox to track fuel and mileage, BITD.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Seems like 50 is possible if you're really good, but my memory isn't that good, and I never drove one personally
A service advisor had one and claimed 50 mpg but you know how much advisors lie.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hit 38 in my olde Corolla on a couple of road trip tanks.

I think you can hit 40 in a Geo Metro if you don't drive it too spicy
My college commuter was a 1990 Ford Festiva* that got around 40mpg.

*Mazda 2, built by Kia for Ford
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
My integra got 40 to a gallon. Rude awakening switching from that to a subaru forrester.
My first car was a 1981 Civic. It got over 40 on the highway if there weren’t too many hills and you kept a light touch on the accelerator.

LSS had a dirty diesel Jetta. Thing got 50 mpg on the highway even with HER driving!
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
LSS had a dirty diesel Jetta. Thing got 50 mpg on the highway even with HER driving!
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I hit 38 in my olde Corolla on a couple of road trip tanks.

I think you can hit 40 in a Geo Metro if you don't drive it too spicy
My wife's 91 Corolla used to get 42
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