Wednesday, August 10, 2005

15.6 mpg

I forgot about this. I got very excited this morning thinking my car had suddenly become more fuel efficient. I was sitting in the car fiddling with the radio when I happened to look up and that's when I saw it: Fuel 15.6 mpg. It took me a moment to get back to reality and the fact that I was still parked in my garage. Apparently the secret to getting a semi-decent mileage on a Saab is to not drive it. I thought that was really funny.

5 Comments:

At 8/11/2005 6:20 AM, Blogger Madame X said...

My dad once played a joke on a co-worker of his who bragged too much about the great mileage on his VW bug. My dad started sneaking out to the parking lot and adding small amounts of gas to the guy's tank, so the guy was saying "it's amazing! I'm getting 40 miles a gallon! 50 miles a gallon!" Then my dad started siphoning gas out each day. Suddenly the guy wasn't bragging about his mileage any more and looked very abashed when he had to tell people that he must need a tune-up because he was only getting 10 miles a gallon now.

 
At 8/11/2005 12:14 PM, Blogger mmb said...

That is too funny for words. I was literally laughing aloud! I can only imagine the surprise that guy must have felt at his sudden reversal in fortune.

 
At 8/11/2005 9:34 PM, Blogger Hazzard said...

Along these lines......

I think one of the funniest things I've ever seen is an old "Candid Camera" episode where they retrofitted this tiny, 1970's Honda Civic with something like a 100 gallon gas tank. You couldn't tell anything was different from the outside.

Then they drove the car up to a full service gas station and said, "Fill er up". The gas attendant started filling. He didn't blink an eye until he was at about 25 gallons. Then you could see the confusion in his eyes. As the dial read near 35 gallons, he started looking around the car and got down on his hands and knees to see if gas was coming out from underneath. I think it must have hit 60 or 70 gallons before he finally just shut off the pump.

Imagine the gas mileage that car would have appeared to get......LOL

Hazzard

Everybody Loves Your Money

 
At 8/12/2005 11:56 AM, Blogger mmb said...

That is hysterical. The poor gas attendant.

Candid camera had some funny stuff. I saw one where they fitted up two motorcycles to like two halves of a Volkswagon Beattle. It was so well done too that from a distance you couldn't tell it wasn't the real thing. Then they drove it into the street and sped right towards this startled guy and just when it looked like he was about to get hit the car split up in two halves and drove around him. The guy just stood there staring with his mouth open after the two pieces of Volkswagon now driving away from him.

 
At 8/31/2005 9:46 PM, Blogger Todd D. said...

Holy crow, we're getting ~19 or 20 miles to the gallon in town with a used Subaru Forester, and my Mazda 626 is rollin' at 25 mpg or better.

Don't forget the obvious fixes: I got 2 miles to the gallon better on a previous car just by keeping my leaky tires full, instead of driving along on half-flats.

 

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