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Old 09-23-2013, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
From the perspective of a diesel owner, this may well be correct.

However, my 450SEL 6.9 generally got 11-13 MPG, and my 300SEL 6.3 routinely got 8-12 MPG, depending on how many unsuspecting Porsche and Corvette drivers got smoked during that tankful. This was using 100 octane low-lead aviation gas, of course.
Actually, it's from the perspective of someone who realized there was a problem in his Corolla because it was getting >35 MPG on the highway . Either way, I choke at your numbers.

Anyway, let me amend that:
...since Gerry's car got such comparatively low mileage...
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