98 camry mysterious gas mileage problem!

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Old 03 Nov 2004, 11:35 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 98 camry mysterious gas mileage problem!

gas prices go up and i slo down from 60 to 70mph. use same gas and
travel 60% hgwy;40 local. mpg unchanged. aha! it must then be the rate
of acceleration. slo down and wait longer to enter freeway traffic. do
not let
engine rev over 3000 rpm. use cruise control whenever. guess what!
still makes absolutely no difference! gas mileage unchanged (about
23-24mpg). Was Newton wrong? several people responded in a prior post
but their suggestions have proved
frustrating. could there be some sort of malfunction that could
account for this disparity? on straight highway driving it gets
exactly 30mpg. it seems that this
car with 145k miles has always fallen within the above limits. should
i go back
to sniffing glue and forget the whole thing?
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Old 04 Nov 2004, 06:27 am   #2 (permalink)
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Buy a Prius? or just drive it like you want to and be glad you dont drive a

"General Motors' Hummer H2, which sells for $51,000 to $56,000, was introduced
in 2002. It gets about 11 miles per gallon of gasoline.

With gas prices hovering around $2.30 a gallon, that means that every 100 miles
driven in an H2 costs about $20.70. Driving the same distance in a Toyota
Camry, which gets an average of 27 miles per gallon, would cost a driver
approximately $7.60."

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Old 04 Nov 2004, 07:59 am   #3 (permalink)
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As it gets colder your milage will drop. Mainly from friction, oils in
motor, trans, differential and bearings, wheels, drivetrain, anything
that rotates, take longer to heat to operating temps. Also you may need
a tune up things wear out. Go back to driving fast, your milage should

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