My gas light came on this evening with two gallons left in the tank. I drove 341.8 miles on 8.957 gallons of gas, for an average of 38.160098 mpg.

Not bad, considering at least half of those miles were in town, through some of the worst stop-and-go traffic in Tulsa.

My EPA rating is 31 in town and 34 highway. I can’t wait to see how many miles I can coax out of that tank on my next road trip.

Meanwhile, my real goal is to keep the odometer number a little lower than I have with my last two cars. Fuel economy is all well and good, but when you’re driving 30,000 miles a year (at least half of them unnecessarily), there’s just no denying that you’re burning way more than your fair share of dinosaurs….


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