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Why did old cars get better gas mileage?

Why did old cars get better gas mileage?

That’s mainly because they were lighter and their engines were tuned to generate far less horsepower than modern cars. The old Rabbit diesel weighed about 2,000 pounds compared with today’s Rabbit at about 3,000 pounds.

Do you test your car for the best gas mileage?

Unfortunately, many fail to understand that the car manufacturers always test their vehicles for the best performance using the most ideal type of fuel.

Is it worth it to change your gas mileage?

With gas prices topping \$4/gallon, even small improvements can save you a pretty penny. As for the changes that I made, I didn’t do anything too extreme.

What can I do to improve gas mileage on my truck?

The three modifications we’ve talked about could possibly increase the truck’s fuel economy by 3 mpg. Redo the calculations: 20,000 miles per year divided by 18 mpg = 1,111 gallons of fuel per year.

What should my gas mileage be per gallon?

This works out to 25.4 mpg. Just to be conservative, let’s round my base mileage up to 22 mpg… That works out to an increase of just over 15% in return for a few relatively minor driving adjustments. Not bad. Given that I paid \$4.019 per gallon, that’s an effective savings of just over \$0.52 per gallon.

What was the mileage of a 1992 Geo Metro?

So let’s look at the mileage of that 1992 Geo Metro. According to the old formula it should have managed a combined mileage rating of 38 mpg. That’s not far below the 46 mpg of the current Toyota Prius, just like the Mercury-News claims.

How much does it cost to improve gas mileage on a truck?

1,333 X \$3.00 (for each gallon of regular gas) = \$3,999 spent on fuel for the year. The three modifications we’ve talked about could possibly increase the truck’s fuel economy by 3 mpg.

Which is better for gas mileage discount or regular fuel?

No two fuels are the same, and while “discount” brand fuel may save you a few cents per L or Gal, it can contain a higher percentage of ethanol, which burns at a faster rate. Compare the mileage between fuel companies and see what is best for your car. [11] Helpful?

What kind of mileage does a 1990 Metro get?

According to the old formula it should have managed a combined mileage rating of 38 mpg. That’s not far below the 46 mpg of the current Toyota Prius, just like the Mercury-News claims. According to the revised formula, however, that 1990 Metro should actually manage only 33 mpg — 13 below the Prius. That’s not nearly as impressive.

Ruth Doyle