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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:57 AM
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6. The EPA is changing how to calculate mileage; numbers to go down
I heard on Air America that the EPA is scrapping the grossly-optimistic method of currently calculating mileage with a newer one that is suppose to be more accurate to real-world experience. I've read the old methods in bits and pieces in car magazines, and apparently they assume everybody drives like an elderly nun. Not exceeing 55mph, for example, on highway driving.

If I tried driving like that here I'd have a Volkswagon implanted in my car's rear bumper.
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