Our 4-wheel GMC Suburban drive gets 16mpg around town. My C4
Corvette gets about 21mpg, again, as a daily driver. The Ferrari does
24+ on the road and depending upon my degree of misbehavior, about
18 in town.
> Your arithmatic is OK but your assumption of "economy car" mpg is too
> conservative, in my experience. I've owned several of the things, of
> different makes. If any of them dropped to 30 mpg, I'd be looking to
> see what's wrong. Likewise, your 18 mpg figure for those SUVs is way
> high. Try 12 mpg and lower, especially those battleships Cadillac and
> Lincoln are peddling.
> Rick Lindsay wrote:
> > Do the math: If we drive an average of 12,000 miles a year,
> > here in the land of plenty, and if we drive an SUV (or my
> > 308GTB) at 18mpg, we consume 667 gallons of fuel a year.
> > If we drive what most Americans would call an economy car
> > that gets perhaps 30mpg, we burn only 400 gallons. (That's
> > ten total-fill-ups in the family Suburban. ;-) The savings is
> > 267 gallons.