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post #16 of 22 Old 11-06-2006, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Therefore the credits are indirectly responsible for more gas-guzzling vehicles being built.
Thats pretty good info there. But I hardly call my Jeep a gas-guzzling SUV with its gettig a hell of alot better mileage than my Toyota Tundra. I figured it out today when I filled it up. The Yoda was getting about 14.2MPG on average. Pretty sad when my WJ gets about 18MPG average.


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post #17 of 22 Old 11-06-2006, 07:48 PM
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LOL, yes, well, the term was meant very generally

My two actually do well -- I haven't taken the GC on a trip yet but it's doing well around town.

The Durango averaged 21.7mpg cruising low 70's on the latest trip -- was quite a surprise. Wanted to duplicate it on the next trip we take but I imagine we'll take the GC since it has fewer miles on the odometer.

I don't expect to see better mpg on the GC than the Durango since the Jeep has the more aggressive rear axle ratio (I think it's 3.73, versus just 3.55 on the Durango). But I sure appreciate the more aggressive ratio anyway!

The fuel economy advocates would have us all in 4-cylinder compact SUV's, no doubt.

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You Durango was pulling all most 22MPG with the 4.7L? Wow, pretty good for such a heavy SUV. Thats about what my WJ dose on the freeway. I'm sure my work truck would get around 20MPG on the freeway if I stayed off the skinny peddle . Its gonna get traded for a Dodge with a Cummins here shortly any way. Hope to see some good milage out of that as I do my other Dodge truck.




Any way... I see E85 becoming more and more popular. As we move away from imported oil. I'm really all for diesels my self, but I know Americans will never give up their quite smooth shifting gassers. I think it’s the FORD Powerstokes that give diesels their bad names about noise. Their noisily bastards.

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Yes, I was amazed to have gotten that mileage, though Florida roads are mostly flat as a pancake and I was just doing about 74mph or so the whole time.

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Yes, I was amazed to have gotten that mileage, though Florida roads are mostly flat as a pancake and I was just doing about 74mph or so the whole time.
LOL thats bad. The only hills FLA has are the causeways over the rivers.

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Oh yeah they're a white-knuckle experience every time...

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