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One weird thing is that I drove to San Diego and got 14 MPG and then got my Aluminess rack and awning installed. On the way home, I got exactly 14 MPG, no change.
over many years of driving up and down the coast, Vancouver Island to Punta Abreojos, i have come to the conclusion that it is the curvature of the earth. you are going downhill. however my thinking also says if you go up in an airplane on the west coast and hover, eventually the east coast will come to you.
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First 500 miles on our van and averaged 16mpg. Mostly all highway at 65-70 with cruise control.


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This thread got me to thinking about how funny van ownership is unique compared to my pickup ownership experience.

The Tundra this van replaced routinely got about 16 MPG, and because of this I hardly ever drove it, choosing the Subaru instead. The poor thing was only used when needed, which was seldom, despite it being loaded with all the bells and whistles, leather, etc. Because of this, after seven years of ownership only 25K or so miles had accumulated on my watch. In the last year the battery was replaced three times (warranted, fortunately) due to my not taking it for a spin on a regular basis. I just couldn't remember to drive it every week or two to keep it charged.

The Transit gets essentially the same MPG on average, maybe a little better on some runs, but not by much. Yet, I look forward to any excuse to drive it at least once or twice a week even if it is just a run for a meal, or small item shopping, things that don't require the van to accomplish. There is just something about owning and driving this van that is different for me.

I guess that MPG has become less important to me, though I'd love to see higher numbers I'm not finding myself too disappointed about it.
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I guess that MPG has become less important to me, though I'd love to see higher numbers I'm not finding myself too disappointed about it.
Me too. I'm averaging 15 mpg in town unloaded. The high numbers people post astound me and make me jealous.
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There is just something about owning and driving this van that is different for me.

I guess that MPG has become less important to me, though I'd love to see higher numbers I'm not finding myself too disappointed about it.
Mine is currently in storage - and I MISS it. We arrived in Florida, and Hubby bought me a nice 2017 Kia Sorento, but it's not near as fun to drive as the Transit - how weird is that??

Back to MPG: we were getting 21-22 mpg initially after filling up with premium (figuring the gas that was in the tank was pretty stale) - but now we're just filling with regular gas and consistently getting 17.6 mpg. Doesn't seem to have mattered if it was the mountains of Tennessee or North Carolina; or the flat here in Florida.

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Mine is currently in storage - and I MISS it. We arrived in Florida, and Hubby bought me a nice 2017 Kia Sorento, but it's not near as fun to drive as the Transit - how weird is that??

Back to MPG: we were getting 21-22 mpg initially after filling up with premium (figuring the gas that was in the tank was pretty stale) - but now we're just filling with regular gas and consistently getting 17.6 mpg. Doesn't seem to have mattered if it was the mountains of Tennessee or North Carolina; or the flat here in Florida.
There seems to be something wrong with my right foot that isn't conducive to my ever seeing 20 MPG, but, I can dream of such. Yes I can.

Just noticed the post count and figured I should add this emoticon to commemorate the number of the EcoBeast.

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It is so depend on driving style, and type of commute. I drive 4 miles to work, 1 mile at 50 mph, and the rest town stop and go. I average 13+ under these regular trips. When I go via the back rural country roads that let me average 50+ over 10 miles I can easily get over 16-17 mpg.

So when someone says they are averaging high numbers I can mostly believe that due to different conditions. Now if someone that drives in sy downtown NYC says they are getting high numbers I would question that.

My overall avg so far at 34,000 miles is about 13.5 mpg according to my scan gauge. But 95% of my miles are hwy pulling my small casita travel trailer. That is about the same as I was getting with my F250PSD 7.3 but I now buy cheaper fuel, and enjoy driving the van much more. (do miss the 4x4)

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There seems to be something wrong with my right foot that isn't conducive to my ever seeing 20 MPG, but, I can dream of such. Yes I can.

Just noticed the post count and figured I should add this emoticon to commemorate the number of the EcoBeast.
Ha! That's awesome. I noticed the post count too and was just formulating a witty response in my head when I read your last sentence. 'Number of the Ecobeast.' That's great!
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ust noticed the post count and figured I should add this emoticon to commemorate the number of the EcoBeast.
"EcoBeast" - very clever! However the joke whooshed over my head on the number of the post count. Yours is currently 496, no where near or recently near the "number". You might have to explain it to me and ruin the joke. Unless you have a different "beast" with a different "number"?

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"EcoBeast" - very clever! However the joke whooshed over my head on the number of the post count. Yours is currently 496, no where near or recently near the "number". You might have to explain it to me and ruin the joke. Unless you have a different "beast" with a different "number"?

Look up the page a few posts...his is 666

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