Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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The car is garage queen most of the time, but just to compare one longer freeway drive.
While driving in Nebraska and Nevada at 80 mph I was averaging close to 80 mph and
about 45-46 actual mpg. That was with heavy load (remember the beer)
Driving 80 mph on CA freeway, while avoiding all those "British" driving left lanes gave me average 75 mph and barely 35 mpg. That was with only my single a** in the car plus camera.
In another words during one hour trip the left lane idiots not only took 4 minutes out of my life, but also cost me extra fuel that would give me additional 25 miles.