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Unread 11-21-2009, 12:26 PM   #8
Kenny McCormick
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Dude.....those MPG estimates fail.

1. They're just highway miles. Come back with city and combined.
2. Find some real world tests. EPA is horribly inaccurate. In 1985, they gave my truck a 30MPG highway rating(LOLOLOLOL). Even today, adjusting for various factors and knowledge increases over the years, it still retains an EPA estimate significantly higher than it really gets. I'm thinking it gets 13/18(Using 55MPH as highway) or 13/15 for interstate travel @ 75-80MPH, they're saying 15/19 last time I checked. Too high, in fact, for me to have used the truck as a clunker in the Cash for Clunkers scam. Not that I would have.

You can see it's specs in my sig, if you're curious.

The biggest hole in your argument is listed right in your argument.
(cars of this age will probably be over 100k)
Chances are, if the engine's made it past the failure point, it's not going to fail anytime soon. That head gasket will last just as long as the head gasket in any other engine on the road.
Tired Iron ain't got no time to wear out...

My rigs:

1985 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci OHV inline six | 4-speed OD manual | 310K | No power brakes | Running 100% - It hasn't driven this good in 15 years!

1984 Ford F150 | 4x2 | 300ci six | granny four | 3.55 rear end | 210K | Brakes shot. Rear drums are doing most of the work. Not fit to drive due to that.
1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
1989 Ford F150 | 300cid six...again | 5-speed | 4x4 | 160K | Needs brakes done as well. Oi!

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