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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-21-13, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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hello, i'm alex and i write from italy!!I am passionate about cars and engines Americans. I would like to do a small survey, tell me what model you have ford, displacement and consumption. I'll go first!
smart fortwo 1.0L 71hp consumption: 46 mpg (19km/litres)

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Hello Alex:

Ford F-350 crew cab pick up, 6.8 V-10 engine-12 MPG city,16 hwy.
Ford 4WD Excursion 6.0 Diesel engine-16 city,20-22 hwy
Ford Crown Victoria Sport, 4.6 V 8 engine-15 city, 22 hwy.
Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, 5.4 engine inter-cooled with blower- 12 city, 20 hwy.
Freightliner chassis Fleetwood motor home, 8.3 liter Cummins Diesel, 11 MPG hwy.

As you can see, we consume a lot of fuel in the US, but pay around $3.80 per gallon for gasoline in California. My grand daughter (from Oregon) is visiting Italy and said gas there is about $10 per gallon! I would like to see us use more natural gas for transportation fuel in the US.
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2010 Hyundai Elantra, 2.0l and average 30mpg.
2001 GMC Sierra, 4.8l and guessing around 15mpg.

Fuel is 3.39/gal where I live in western Arkansas.
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73 Ford F-100 with a 5.0 out of a 91 Mustang, averages about 15-16 mpg
04 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 26 highway, 18 city, but only if you keep your foot out of the supercharger.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Hello Alex:

Ford F-350 crew cab pick up, 6.8 V-10 engine-12 MPG city,16 hwy.
Ford 4WD Excursion 6.0 Diesel engine-16 city,20-22 hwy
Ford Crown Victoria Sport, 4.6 V 8 engine-15 city, 22 hwy.
Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, 5.4 engine inter-cooled with blower- 12 city, 20 hwy.
Freightliner chassis Fleetwood motor home, 8.3 liter Cummins Diesel, 11 MPG hwy.

As you can see, we consume a lot of fuel in the US, but pay around $3.80 per gallon for gasoline in California. My grand daughter (from Oregon) is visiting Italy and said gas there is about $10 per gallon! I would like to see us use more natural gas for transportation fuel in the US.


yes, that's right, in italy gasoline is very expensive, costs about $ 8.63 / gal (gasoline) and 8,17 $/gal (diesel more widespread use of gasoline), here and in fact already have a car with an engine capacity of more than 2.5L is very expensive to maintain this, we have to consider also that the greater the capacity the greater the cost of the insurance (obligatory in Italy), but I like the big American engines!!!
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Hi Alex:

I'm glad that you appreciate American cars. I too have owned cars with smaller engines, mostly because of a long commute to work (I live in the mountains but worked 85 miles away in Los Angeles). Nothing works as well as cubic inches, especially if it's blown, for that good feeling when you run it through the gears. I love to hear the Shelby when it's "on boost". The Shelby has over 600 rear wheel horsepower and I shift out of third gear at 135 MPH (over 130KPH, and NOT on the street) and still have three gears to go. An old cliche' says "it's not the miles per gallon but the smiles per gallon" that counts! How true!

BTW, I hear the food in Italy is the best! Our cars might run on gas, but I run on good food. 'Gotta try Italy's food someday.

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yes, even here it is widespread the use of gas, to reduce the cost of gasoline, this really helped people in need with the money, but the performance of a 1.0L or 1.6L gas are not at all exciting.
BTW: of course! the food is the best here! I did not come to America, but I've already planned to come, even though I do not know when :) and sorry for my english! I know it is not perfect!
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If you think Italian petrol / gas prices are very expensive , compare to the UK AVERAGE prices .

$9.38 per gallon for petrol / gas
$9.73 per gallon for diesel .
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wow! is more expensive than in Italy! but consider that the level of life in the uk is more than in Italy :)
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