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Old 01-12-2006, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Lee K
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Gas mileage -- 5.0 liter V8

Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very light
foot.


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Old 01-13-2006, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gas mileage -- 5.0 liter V8

This is a much more complicated subject that it may appear to be.
Depends - what kind of driving conditions are we talking about? City?
Highway? Mix? Is the Explorer 4WD or 2WD? And where are we talking
about? City driving where I live is definitely going to give higher
mileage than if I lived in a big metropolitain area like New York
City, for example.

I have an '05 4WD with the 4.6L V8. I get around 16 in mixed driving
and about 20 in straight highway driving. Have to say that the V8 has
a whole lot more pep than the V6.


On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:08:39 -0500, "Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com>
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>Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very light
>foot.
>

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Old 01-13-2006, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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"Big Shoe" <j_shoe.removethis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> This is a much more complicated subject that it may appear to be.
> Depends - what kind of driving conditions are we talking about? City?
> Highway? Mix? Is the Explorer 4WD or 2WD? And where are we talking
> about?


Good questions. 4WD, semi-rural New Hampshire, mixed driving. Guy says he
pays particular attention to his mpg display to maximize mileage. But even
with that effort I was trying to get a feel for how realistic his results
were. Seems like your experience is in the same ballpark, albeit with a
slightly smaller V8.

City driving where I live is definitely going to give higher
> mileage than if I lived in a big metropolitain area like New York
> City, for example.
>
> I have an '05 4WD with the 4.6L V8. I get around 16 in mixed driving
> and about 20 in straight highway driving. Have to say that the V8 has
> a whole lot more pep than the V6.
>
>
> On Thu, 12 Jan 2006 12:08:39 -0500, "Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very light
>>foot.
>>



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Old 01-13-2006, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Could be, but here in Pittsburgh with V8 and AWD we get 13.5 to 14.5 around
town (better with the A/C off) and about 19 (to my pleasant surprise) on the
road. Pittsburgh is VERY hilly, so maybe add 1-2 MPG to adjust for a flatter
topography. That's about as good as it gets!

"Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very light
> foot.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very light
> foot.
>

I own a 2000 Limited V-8 AWD and live in hilly area.
My mixed driving gets ~13.5 and highway ~ 16.4

Bill
WV
USA


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Old 01-14-2006, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Fathergoose" <mothergoose_enb@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U9udnZAK2IqKEFvenZ2dnUVZ_v-dnZ2d@usadatanet.net...
>> Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very
>> light foot.
>>

> I own a 2000 Limited V-8 AWD and live in hilly area.
> My mixed driving gets ~13.5 and highway ~ 16.4
>
> Bill
> WV
> USA
>


Thanks for the info. Looking like a little puffery in the sales pitch.


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Old 01-14-2006, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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"D.D. Pallmer" <ddpalmer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Could be, but here in Pittsburgh with V8 and AWD we get 13.5 to 14.5
> around town (better with the A/C off) and about 19 (to my pleasant
> surprise) on the road. Pittsburgh is VERY hilly, so maybe add 1-2 MPG to
> adjust for a flatter topography. That's about as good as it gets!


Thanks for the info. I understand about Pittsburgh, my daughter went to
Duquesne.

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> "Lee K" <lee_keedick@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:U9udnZAK2IqKEFvenZ2dnUVZ_v-dnZ2d@usadatanet.net...
>> Seller says 18 in winter, 19 in summer. Likely? Says he has a very
>> light foot.
>>

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