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post #16 of 20 Old 05-26-2008, 05:26 AM
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GC is Grand Cherokee.

It's our own Government, EPA, Sierra Club and other environmentalists that prevent us from modifying anything to run on something other than gasoline. They love to blame the public but it's not true. We don't have a choice.


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post #17 of 20 Old 05-26-2008, 06:06 AM
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Something to consider when considering a change of vehicles for better gas mileage.

Going from:

10 MPG to 15 MPG = 50% improvement

15 MPG to 20 MPG = 33% improvement

20 MPG to 25 MPG = 25% improvement

25 MPG to 30 MPG = 20% improvement

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100 MPG to 105 MPG = 5% improvement

IOW, there is a diminishing return when considering MPG improvements on a linear, numerical scale.

Going from, for instance, 15 MPG to 25 MPG would be a 67% improvement while going from 25 MPG to 35 MPG would be 40% improvement.
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post #18 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 04:58 PM
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Jeep Compass lookalikes...

A bonus is the fact they turn your 2 car garage into a 4 car!

Lookin' to buy a Jeep this Summer! ;)
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post #19 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 11:12 PM
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Yes and when you get hit by a Suburban or like you can get buried in it too!

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post #20 of 20 Old 05-28-2008, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by TRUE_GRIT View Post
Yes and when you get hit by a Suburban or like you can get buried in it too!

Yet another reason why I like Jeeps...My Cherokee was totalled by an inattentive woman driver 29 hours after I got my license, totalled by over half the value of the Jeep, I would have easily been injured in a smaller car, let alone a "smart" car.


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