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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-01-09, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Just returned from a trip. Arkansas back to West Virginia. My 09 Mariner was averaging 25.5 MPG most of the trip. One fill up after a pretty mountainous route I filled up. 280 miles on the odo and it only took 10 gallons, and that was filling after the pump stopped. I couldn't believe 28 MPG cruising at 70+ MPH! I think we'll keep it.

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Good deal

What part of Arkansas?
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Just returned from a trip. Arkansas back to West Virginia. My 09 Mariner was averaging 25.5 MPG most of the trip. One fill up after a pretty mountainous route I filled up. 280 miles on the odo and it only took 10 gallons, and that was filling after the pump stopped. I couldn't believe 28 MPG cruising at 70+ MPH! I think we'll keep it.
No you won't. You'll sell it to me now that you've taken the depreciation hit! Glad to hear of the good mileage results! Just think - it should get better once you get some miles on'r!

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Good deal

What part of Arkansas?
The part with NO hills! ha....

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The part with NO hills! ha....
lol, that's way down south
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Actually we did a lot of mountains. From Mountain Home Arkansas down to Memphis, TN then I40 to Nashville and to I81 north all the way through Virginia. If they ain't mountains then I guess I was seeing things. The lowest mileage we got on the trip was 25.7. I really didn't think it could get any better. Much better mileage than our 09 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl on the same trip.
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I find rolling hills greatly help to increase mileage. I actually get better mileage traveling through the US, than I do on the 400 series highways here north of the border. Even taking into account the higher speed limits. I believe us Canucks don't put as much effort into our road design, as we use the cheapest possible route with the least amount of materials required to do the job. At least a lot of the US interstates are split up, so you don't have to deal with a Bi-Xenon blitz, etc, from passing vehicles in the opposing lanes.

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I posted that I got over 28miles per gallon on a little over 200 mile trip, mostly straight highway, a few long inclines up and down. The fusion we had, which traded on this Escape, got 30.5 pg on 500 mile trip, I feel pretty sure as someone hinted, that it is going to get even better, as it gets a little more milage on it. ENJOY, I sure am. Also I will be going into the mountains in the near future, and keep your message in mind.
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I've never been to Mt. Home. I'm supposed to go to some 'do-dad' in Harrison this summer, I may cut over that way and see what I can see.
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Not a lot to see or do in Mountain Home but the lake is something else. Check it out because there is so much to do and see. I only go because my wife has relatives in the area. It is too far in the boonies for me!
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How big is this lake??? I see NO WATER except a river around Mt Home, AR. I was close though, was in Memphis for a few days this past April. I gotta get out more....

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