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Old 10-30-2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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Re: Looking To Buy A New Car

Another thing to do is to NOT fill up with gas that has an ethanol blend...

If I fill my truck with 93 octane with an ethanol blend, I'll get about 11-12mpg in town, and about 12-13 on the highway.

If I fill up with 93 octane with NO ethanol, I get about 13-14 in town, and about 14-15 on the highway.

Most everyone I know who has tested their 2-3 year old vehicle with and without ethanol blended gas, get far better mileage and performance with the NON-ethanol gasoline.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:32 AM   #12
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Re: Looking To Buy A New Car

Unfortunately Brian, many states have mandatory ethanol blends even in superior grade fuels. Tis the case here in Illinois.

On a side note, I had a '91 Nissain 2X4 shortbed and I put 280k on that S.O.B. before it eventually went tits up in grand fashion. To date it was the best running, most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:58 PM   #13
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Re: Looking To Buy A New Car

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Unfortunately Brian, many states have mandatory ethanol blends even in superior grade fuels. Tis the case here in Illinois.

On a side note, I had a '91 Nissain 2X4 shortbed and I put 280k on that S.O.B. before it eventually went tits up in grand fashion. To date it was the best running, most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.
You might double check on that; I don't believe Illinois is a mandatory E10 state (yet).

Very few states are, for the fact that E10 has severe compatibility issues with emergency generators, 2-cycle engines, aircraft engines, etc.

It does strike me as funny that the branches of government that are pushing for mandatory E10 in all states, are the same tree-hugging hippy asshats who push for higher MPG vehicles, not realizing that ethanol blends reduce mileage typically anywhere from %20-40... My guess is those same people have corn in their pockets they can't get rid of...
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:14 PM   #14
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Re: Looking To Buy A New Car

Random that this thread got resurrected...

Ended up buying a Nissan Altima.. haha

Now as soon as I score a job in the hospital I'll be trading it in for something much better.
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