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post #1 of 2 Old 04-30-2013, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Gas mileage quandary

I have an interesting quandary that I would like some help in understanding.

I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a V-8.

Recently, I spent a month working in Vail, CO (yeah, I know, such a rough life) and I was getting better MPG than back here in the Wisconsin.

My daily commute from Hudson, WI to Edina, MN is about 40 miles one way. I do minimal city driving, and I try and keep it under 75 on the freeways. I have been averaging about 15 MPG in the winter and almost 16 in the summer.

We did a lot of driving from Vail to Breckenridge and even to Denver a couple of times. I averaged 17.2 mpg even with all the elevation changes.

Anyone have any ideas?

I am trying to convince my girlfriend that we need to move out there to do some more tests.

Thanks, Dan

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post #2 of 2 Old 05-01-2013, 05:21 AM
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Could be as simple as the type of gasoline available in the different places. If you are having to convince her to make the move, I doubt that 1-2 MPG improvement is going to be the deciding factor for her. Good luck.

Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
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