[V8] Average MPG

Lawrence R. Gorman lawrence-gorman at uiowa.edu
Sat Mar 14 19:45:42 PDT 2009

Just took a 120 mile round trip (on I-80 in eastern Iowa) at ca.70 mph
and used 5.85 gallons. Slightly over 20 mpg.

Mark Kalbskopf wrote:
> Roger's little story and his average mpg of 21 lets me bring up my  
> experiment on Friday.
> At lunchtime I was going out from the office for a pick-up soccer game.
> Before I left, I reset the car's Average MPG.
> Then I drove about 10 miles there and 10 miles back.
> I took it easy with no sudden acceleration, trying to get good mileage.
> The road was mostly flat cruising at 60mph and taking in about 5 or 6  
> stop lights.
> I pulled back into the parking garage with the computer showing an  
> average 20.1mpg.
> Now I know this is optimistic as past experience shows me that the  
> computer reads about +1 so the true value is 19ish.
> How does that compare with the other V8's out there?
> Anybody care to do a similar sample run?
> Mark
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