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Old 20 Oct 2006, 10:48 am   #1 (permalink)
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My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
(which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's a
new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken, that's
ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
estimates for an older car like this?


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 10:53 am   #2 (permalink)
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http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/12940.shtml


JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
> My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
> (which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's a
> new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
> should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
> calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken, that's
> ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
> many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
> need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
> estimates for an older car like this?


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 10:57 am   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you!

"Mark" <bogusmailmark@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/noframes/12940.shtml
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> JoeSpareBedroom wrote:
>> My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl
>> engine
>> (which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's
>> a
>> new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas
>> gauge
>> should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
>> calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken,
>> that's
>> ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
>> many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But,
>> I
>> need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
>> estimates for an older car like this?

>



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Old 20 Oct 2006, 11:03 am   #4 (permalink)
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On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:48:16 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
<dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote:

>My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
>(which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's a
>new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
>should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
>calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken, that's
>ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
>many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
>need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
>estimates for an older car like this?
>


http://auto.consumerguide.com/Auto/U...eviewroadtest/

My '92 Corolla Wagon (lighter and a smaller engine) gets between 26
and 40 mpg based on my driving style.

I would guess 25 or 26 would be good for the Camry.

Isn't it wonderful how kids know everything... <g>


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 11:12 am   #5 (permalink)
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"Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant@mindspring.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:48:16 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
> <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
>>(which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's
>>a
>>new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
>>should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
>>calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken,
>>that's
>>ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
>>many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
>>need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
>>estimates for an older car like this?
>>

>
> http://auto.consumerguide.com/Auto/U...eviewroadtest/
>
> My '92 Corolla Wagon (lighter and a smaller engine) gets between 26
> and 40 mpg based on my driving style.
>
> I would guess 25 or 26 would be good for the Camry.
>
> Isn't it wonderful how kids know everything... <g>
> Scott in Florida


It is truly amazing how smart they are, and how quickly they can pull their
amazing theories out of their asses. :-)

My son's taking advanced placement courses in everything, especially
calculus - he's in the super deluxe AP course. But then, he says "I think
it's about 20 miles from home to my job. Doesn't that sound right?" I said
"Well, it takes you a total of about 12 minutes, some of which is on the
highway, and some local driving to and from the highway. If it was 20 miles,
you'd be arrested by now."

Response: "Dad, you just don't get it".

Yah. OK.


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 11:21 am   #6 (permalink)
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On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 16:12:42 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
<dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote:

>"Scott in Florida" <askifyouwant@mindspring.net> wrote in message
>news:rkshj2psq7ps2bqo2bvhgb4c2bchsqeqme@4ax.com.. .
>> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006 15:48:16 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
>> <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>>My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
>>>(which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's
>>>a
>>>new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
>>>should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
>>>calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken,
>>>that's
>>>ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
>>>many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
>>>need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
>>>estimates for an older car like this?
>>>

>>
>> http://auto.consumerguide.com/Auto/U...eviewroadtest/
>>
>> My '92 Corolla Wagon (lighter and a smaller engine) gets between 26
>> and 40 mpg based on my driving style.
>>
>> I would guess 25 or 26 would be good for the Camry.
>>
>> Isn't it wonderful how kids know everything... <g>
>> Scott in Florida

>
>It is truly amazing how smart they are, and how quickly they can pull their
>amazing theories out of their asses. :-)
>
>My son's taking advanced placement courses in everything, especially
>calculus - he's in the super deluxe AP course. But then, he says "I think
>it's about 20 miles from home to my job. Doesn't that sound right?" I said
>"Well, it takes you a total of about 12 minutes, some of which is on the
>highway, and some local driving to and from the highway. If it was 20 miles,
>you'd be arrested by now."
>
>Response: "Dad, you just don't get it".
>
>Yah. OK.
>


ROFLMAO

That's it....ya just don't get it Dad.....

LOL


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 12:52 pm   #7 (permalink)
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"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> It is truly amazing how smart they are, and how quickly they can pull
> their amazing theories out of their asses. :-)
>
> My son's taking advanced placement courses in everything, especially
> calculus - he's in the super deluxe AP course. But then, he says "I think
> it's about 20 miles from home to my job. Doesn't that sound right?" I said
> "Well, it takes you a total of about 12 minutes, some of which is on the
> highway, and some local driving to and from the highway. If it was 20
> miles, you'd be arrested by now."
>
> Response: "Dad, you just don't get it".
>
> Yah. OK.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Don't feel like the lone ranger, Joe. My daughter, a capital B Brain (she's
now a professor at a major university) had AP classes, gifted program
classes from the time she was 8. But she still has a warped time sense.
When we visit her city, and go to a concert downtown with her, she always
thinks the concert hall is "ten minutes" from her home. But on a good
night with less traffic, it's about fifteen minutes, and parking is another
ten minutes minimum. If we weren't there to hustle her out of the house
early, we'd always arrive so late we'd have to be seated at the
intermission!
Although her 'street smarts' have improved greatly, there was a time she
said she had to go to the bank....on a Sunday. This was not to visit the
ATM, but to do real banking business, and she was mildly shocked that banks
weren't open on Sunday.
So you've got lots of company with your son.


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 01:00 pm   #8 (permalink)
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"mack" <mackerel@dslextreme.com> wrote in message
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> "JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>> It is truly amazing how smart they are, and how quickly they can pull
>> their amazing theories out of their asses. :-)
>>
>> My son's taking advanced placement courses in everything, especially
>> calculus - he's in the super deluxe AP course. But then, he says "I think
>> it's about 20 miles from home to my job. Doesn't that sound right?" I
>> said "Well, it takes you a total of about 12 minutes, some of which is on
>> the highway, and some local driving to and from the highway. If it was 20
>> miles, you'd be arrested by now."
>>
>> Response: "Dad, you just don't get it".
>>
>> Yah. OK.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Don't feel like the lone ranger, Joe. My daughter, a capital B Brain
> (she's now a professor at a major university) had AP classes, gifted
> program classes from the time she was 8. But she still has a warped time
> sense. When we visit her city, and go to a concert downtown with her, she
> always thinks the concert hall is "ten minutes" from her home. But on a
> good night with less traffic, it's about fifteen minutes, and parking is
> another ten minutes minimum. If we weren't there to hustle her out of
> the house early, we'd always arrive so late we'd have to be seated at the
> intermission!
> Although her 'street smarts' have improved greatly, there was a time she
> said she had to go to the bank....on a Sunday. This was not to visit the
> ATM, but to do real banking business, and she was mildly shocked that
> banks weren't open on Sunday.
> So you've got lots of company with your son.


They need mental floss.


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 02:05 pm   #9 (permalink)
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"mack" <mackerel@dslextreme.com> wrote in message
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> "JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:_z6_g.3502$Ka1.1921@news01.roc.ny...
>> It is truly amazing how smart they are, and how quickly they can pull
>> their amazing theories out of their asses. :-)
>>
>> My son's taking advanced placement courses in everything, especially
>> calculus - he's in the super deluxe AP course. But then, he says "I think
>> it's about 20 miles from home to my job. Doesn't that sound right?" I
>> said "Well, it takes you a total of about 12 minutes, some of which is on
>> the highway, and some local driving to and from the highway. If it was 20
>> miles, you'd be arrested by now."
>>
>> Response: "Dad, you just don't get it".
>>
>> Yah. OK.

> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Don't feel like the lone ranger, Joe. My daughter, a capital B Brain
> (she's now a professor at a major university) had AP classes, gifted
> program classes from the time she was 8. But she still has a warped time
> sense. When we visit her city, and go to a concert downtown with her, she
> always thinks the concert hall is "ten minutes" from her home. But on a
> good night with less traffic, it's about fifteen minutes, and parking is
> another ten minutes minimum. If we weren't there to hustle her out of
> the house early, we'd always arrive so late we'd have to be seated at the
> intermission!
> Although her 'street smarts' have improved greatly, there was a time she
> said she had to go to the bank....on a Sunday. This was not to visit the
> ATM, but to do real banking business, and she was mildly shocked that
> banks weren't open on Sunday.
> So you've got lots of company with your son.


Reminds me of a friends daughter, who was ranked 12th in a class of about
500, with AP calculus, AP physics, AP everything else under her belt, 760
SAT. During college night, the representative from the local community
college announced that students who ranked in the top 10% of their class
could attend the community college for free, and the daughter was
disappointed because she thought she didn't qualify. kinda scary!
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 02:06 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"JoeSpareBedroom" <dishborealis@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:4d6_g.3499$Ka1.3231@news01.roc.ny...
> My son recently bought a '96 Camry wagon with auto tranny and 4 cyl engine
> (which I mention because I have no idea if it was offered with a 6). He's a
> new driver and a teenager, so he's being obstinate about how the gas gauge
> should be totally accurate, and based on his initial gas mileage
> calculations, he thinks he's getting 17 mpg. Unless the car's broken, that's
> ridiculous. Any day now, he'll decide to actually start writing down how
> many gallons he puts in, and we'll get a more accurate measurement. But, I
> need something to compare it to. Where can I find the manufacturer's mpg
> estimates for an older car like this?


I have 1995 camry LE sedan with 217 000 miles on the odometer.
It makes almost 30 miles on one gallon.

The easiest way to calculate mileage is to fuel at the same station,
on the same distributor and get as much fuel as it fits to the first
click of the fuel gun. Then you reset the trip odometer and drive.
After about 300 miles you get to the same fuel station, same distributor
and do the fueling the same way. The amount of fuel you get is exactly
how much the engine used up during the trip miles.
Of course where and how you drive will influence the mileage.
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