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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 08:44 AM

14. I agree. It takes way too much energy in the form of fossil fuels to produce and land to

 

grow the corn to produce ethanol to burn that results just as much pollution as gasoline does. Overall there is no gain, except for the corn growers.

My 2004 4cyl car gets 19-20 MPG around town with ethanol. With real gasoline, without any ethanol, it gets 24/25. I pay more for the real gas, but cost wise, it breaks even.
Oh, and it runs better also. A little more peppier. I'm not seeing any "savings" with ethanol. On the road, I gotten up to 32/33 MPG with real gas. 27/28 over the same route with ethanol.

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