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Ford engineers squeeze out 48.5 mpg in a 2011 Mustang | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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48.5 mpg is surely an impressive feat but the average driver isn't gonna have the cruise set at 35mph (or whatever their set speed was) all the way to their destination.
A mpg in the high 20s is probably more realistic, which is still very good for a car that weighs 3000+ lbs and makes 305hp.

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the point is. if you REALLY wanted to get 48 mpg, you could do so!

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well thats just down right impressive.

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not worried about gas

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well thats just down right impressive.
Maybe it's just me. The thought of gas mileage NEVER even crossed my mind when I purchased my mustang, it was the last thing I was thinking of. If I am buying a "muscle" car, I don't care about gas - I am glad for ford that they achieved this, however, I sacrafice speed for mileage any day of the week.:laughlitt

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there are "megasavers" as they call themselves, getting mpgs of about 100mpg out of honda accords.. they point is, is how you drive it. if you cruise at 15 mpg you could probably get about 60 out of it.

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Never heard of "megasavers". Everything I've ever read refers to them as "hypermilers", and the act of using those techniques is "hypermiling". "Megasavers" sounds like a King Size bag of Lifesavers!
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