"Michael Heiming" <michael+USENET@www.heiming.de> wrote in message
> Finally managed not to drive more then 100mph between filling up
> fuel. Was mostly creeping with 70-85mph, 29mpg (8.1 l/100km) was
> the result, (2l Zetec DOHC engine), had expected something
> better. Usually get 25-27mpg (8.5-9.5 l/100km) without that much
> What are your experiences?
> Michael Heiming (X-PGP-Sig > GPG-Key ID: EDD27B94)
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5 speed '01 zx3, have just over 40k on it, been getting pretty much
consistently 30 mpg., generally do 80-90 mph when feasible, mostly freeway
driving with some city driving. Thing is, try to use the shift arrows even
though I have a lead foot. Have no idea what the EPA rating for the vehicle
is, and epa ratings are done a lower speeds, gentle acceleration, etc. No
this from personal experience as I did some driving years ago when FoMoCo
was attempting to get the mileage ratings for the Escort upped, round about
'84, worked for the survey company contracted to do the driving.