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Old 12-12-2015, 09:17 AM   #36
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I don't. I'm also 48 and have learned to be more responsible when I drive. I will drive fast but nothing too much. I've not even had mine over 100 mph. I also don't want to tear anything up.
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Not much...I prefer cruising, but every so often the pony needs to breathe. I occasionally take it up to 5K RPMs but not much more. My 2011 auto just burns expensive rubber and slides sideways in 1st full throttle... rolling starts work much better for me... but I'm pushing 73, and just knowing what I am driving is comforting enough. Never been above 105.
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Almost every time I drive her I crack into it . I feel like that's y I bought the car and modded the hell outta her . I'm gonna get my money's worth out of it .
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I think a more appropriate question is what is your average fuel economy? That answer alone will determine whether you drive like grandma, or the guy who stole grandmas car.

I drive like Grandma, and according to the car on 93 octane, I average 17.5mpg on my M6. That's over a several thousand mile period since the last reset, with about 75% of that being highway.
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I think a more appropriate question is what is your average fuel economy? That answer alone will determine whether you drive like grandma, or the guy who stole grandmas car.

I drive like Grandma, and according to the car on 93 octane, I average 17.5mpg on my M6. That's over a several thousand mile period since the last reset, with about 75% of that being highway.
That seems really low. What mods do you have on the car? I drive carefully for the most part as well, and with a completely stock 2015 GT A6, on 92 octane, I get 22-23 mpg in town and 25-26 mpg on the highway.
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I am trying the 93 octane. Today my highway mileage was the highest it's ever been. 28.2.

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You know, I've never seen a speed limit sign on an on ramp to the freeway.....and if you know what I mean ---I always make sure to merge VERY safely.
Of course....LOL I always get up to 70 as fast a I can so I may merge properly..
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:03 PM   #43
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That seems really low. What mods do you have on the car? I drive carefully for the most part as well, and with a completely stock 2015 GT A6, on 92 octane, I get 22-23 mpg in town and 25-26 mpg on the highway.
I was thinking the same thing.

I suppose that it is all relative. Compared to some of us, BadCon drives like the car was stolen from granny. Compared to say, John Force, the car gets driven like a granny.
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Of course....LOL I always get up to 70 as fast a I can so I may merge properly..
Exactly!

There is one on ramp to I90 in downtown here that is about three blocks long, uphill, and straight. It is also pretty blind at the top for oncoming traffic --- never had a problem unless the blue hair in the Buick Estate wagon is in front of me and doing 40 at the top of the ramp!
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That seems really low. What mods do you have on the car? I drive carefully for the most part as well, and with a completely stock 2015 GT A6, on 92 octane, I get 22-23 mpg in town and 25-26 mpg on the highway.
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I was thinking the same thing.

I suppose that it is all relative. Compared to some of us, BadCon drives like the car was stolen from granny. Compared to say, John Force, the car gets driven like a granny.
22-23mpg in town??!!?! There is a name for the condition you suffer from, its called low-T. Go to your Dr and get some testosterone injections because you are going WAY TOO SLOW!!

I kid I kid.

Seriously though, how you are getting 23mpg in a 400hp vehicle is beyond me. I used to average 19mpg combined and thought I was doing pretty good. Guess I need to slow down.

Generally though I try not to think about MPG. I much prefer to think in terms of miles per tire
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Well.....there is one arterial street here in town that goes 12 miles, from our house all the way downtown. Every single traffic light is coordinated for a 30 mph cruise. You literally do not need to use your brakes even once if you pay attention.
Every day I drive that street, I see others accelerate briskly away from me, and then slam on their brakes for every single light, coming to a full stop about 15 times, then accelerating again up to speed.
There is a time and place to let 'er rip (and I do), but every time you use your brakes in town, you are using gas.

Oh....one more thing. If mine was only making 400 HP, I'd complain to the dealer that it wasn't running right.
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Well.....there is one arterial street here in town that goes 12 miles, from our house all the way downtown. Every single traffic light is coordinated for a 30 mph cruise. You literally do not need to use your brakes even once if you pay attention.
Every day I drive that street, I see others accelerate briskly away from me, and then slam on their brakes for every single light, coming to a full stop about 15 times, then accelerating again up to speed.
There is a time and place to let 'er rip (and I do), but every time you use your brakes in town, you are using gas.

Oh....one more thing. If mine was only making 400 HP, I'd complain to the dealer that it wasn't running right.
Somehow I always hit the red light right under the overpass regardless of how fast I am going lol

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Somehow I always hit the red light right under the overpass regardless of how fast I am going lol

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I find it easier to control the urges since this happened in September....I walked out with only 2 busted ribs.

Now I have a nice automatic car with just a tune...and I'm pretty happy with that.
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Mixed freeway and south Orange County traffic usually gets me about 17.5...that's pushing the pedal now and then...I always leave first at street lights. Pure highway running around 78-80 I can get 23+....mountainous roads knock some mileage down...I have actually got one trip logged for the sole purpose of tracking mileage... where I used cruise control at 58 MPH on a 120 mile trip stretch of the I-405 at 4AM (no traffic)... turn around after sixty miles...no horsing the engine....average 32 MPG.... that was a loooong tough trip......but that Coyote... Oh, my what an engine.
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Old 12-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #51
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I stay off my throttle in all of my vehicles. Once gas shot up in price, I learned to just drive like a grandma and tolerate it. It takes serious road rage to get me on it. This being Detroit, that happens at least once a week. I'll step on it long enough to get away from whatever I'm trying to get away from. Then back to normal. MSP is no joke.

We will see how I do with the Mustang as time goes on. 75 feels like 75 in my truck. The Mustang is sneaky about it.
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I crack it anytime a hater mean mugs me! Lol
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If I'm in a vehicle I floor it at least once. In the Cobra I see boost every time I drive it.

I bought the cars to drive. Mileage only matters in the Focus. Drive it like a teenager and get 34mpg.

I normally buy 6-8 tires a year and go through several thousands of dollars in gas. It's part of life and I enjoy it. I have 10 tires that need replacement in the next 6 months.

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What I don't understand is people complaining about gas prices or trying to keep their mpg low if you're so concerned about gas Buy a friggin volt


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It's one thing that you buy a Mustang and drive like a grandma just cause but it's another that you buy a Mustang and drive like a grandma because you're concerned about gas and tires


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Some people need to get slapped upside the head live life for once


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Lol you don't buy these things for fuel economy. You buy them to have a great time! If not...get a civic si lol
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Lol you don't buy these things for fuel economy. You buy them to have a great time! If not...get a civic si lol

I'm glad there's at least some people that agree with me I'm sure we're going to see other negative comments


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I really miss my car is been in hibernation for over a month I just feel like taking out right now and beat the piss out of it


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Op you're asking people how do you control yourself well if you ask me personally I can't control myself every time I drive my car I feel like Superman I don't know how the how anybody can control themselves I bought my car so I can break up the work home thing some people golf and other people have different ways of relieving stress I use my car to relieve stress don't get me wrong I don't do this all the time I also enjoy just going for a cruise but for people to say they keep it under a certain RPM or they don't do this or they don't do that give me a break OK I'm done now this voice texting is too easy lol


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Lol you don't buy these things for fuel economy. You buy them to have a great time! If not...get a civic si lol

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That's a bold statement. But, I too know of a few street driven Hondas in the 9s. They have no carpet and nothing but a drivers seat in them but none the less...they are fast.

Back to the original argument though...you're not going to floor your Toyota Corolla to the ceiling without worrying of breaking something...we have mustangs. We should drive them as they were intended...with the idea of having fun.

Now, anybody that would like to inform me of some Toyota corollas that are breaking the sound barrier please chime in...

Otherwise trade your starch and breast milk fed car in for the latest frs and hope for the best
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I find it easier to control the urges since this happened in September....I walked out with only 2 busted ribs.

Now I have a nice automatic car with just a tune...and I'm pretty happy with that.
the only time I ever wrecked a car was when I was 16 and rolled my 1992 Mazda B2600i. that truck was by far the slowest and weakest vehicle I've ever owned...
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