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Old 05-06-2010, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBlueEdge View Post
I've had a HEMI for over 5 years. The mpg varies greatly depending on driving types. If you are driving around town or commuting in a metro area the mpg SUCKS (12-14). If you can get out on a highway and keep it under 70 you can approach 19. Push it into the mid 70s and you're back to 14. It is the continual slow/go acceleration that kills mpg.

I got 14+ mpg around town over the first 3k miles, 25-45mph driving with frequent stops and frequent foot to the floor hemi fun. But I also use cruise control around town whenever possible.
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