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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-06-2018, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Being Polite and not putting up with ignorant people and backing down are not the same thing. You give attitude, you will get it back. RIT33 has some stupid ax to grind.

Maybe I am painting with a broad brush, but aren't all Muricans, arrogant, stupid jacka$$es, you mean come on, you did vote in Donald Trump.

What is wrong with people anymore? Do we all need to become unglued at the smallest perception of slight? No, EPA numbers aren't all that reliable across different platforms but I would think they would be fairly accurate when dealing with the same car with a slightly different configuration. RIT33 was just letting me know that I can probably expect about 2MPG less with an AWD than with a FWD. That's good information to know. In fact, he prefaced it with "FWIW" indicating that it isn't really all that reliable and to take it for what it it. We had an old suburban growing up that could switch between AWD and FWD. We kept it in FWD because the fuel economy was so much better. I don't remember the exact number since it's been like 20 years but it was enough to make us look at it. Unless we are going to cull the information from hundreds of Equinox owners to get the info it was exactly what needed to be said.



And a lot of people voted for Donald Trump knowing he was a jackass but hoped he could go in and get things done. I doubt many people like everything he has done, but a lot sure like much of what he's done. I know a ton of people on both sides of the aisle who voted for him knowing he was a brazen outspoken narcissist but felt his policies were better for America. I'm not looking to get into a debate on politics here but calling people jacka$$es because you don't like who they voted for certainly doesn't advance the conversation. The way he acts is as deplorable to his voters as it is to everyone else. I think everyone wished he would at least publicly be nice(r).



I mean, seriously, is this what passes for civil discourse on this forum?
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Being Polite and not putting up with ignorant people and backing down are not the same thing. You give attitude, you will get it back. RIT33 has some stupid ax to grind.
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My reason for joining this forum is to learn about cars, and in particular the Equinox, and also to help others as I can, and also gain some new friends along the journey. I never intended to belittle or berate other members.



If you can point out to me - via PMs - where I started this ax-grinding with you, I will gladly be the bigger man, and apologize to you publicly in this Forum.





Or, we can leave it as is, because I have noted that you seemed to have changed and can provide very insightful comments/contributions recently. Welcome aboard.
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I bought it believing it is FWD because I would think that it if had AWD it would have been notated by some sort of badge or other indicator. They do indeed have very different mileage ratings which is what makes me question if I do indeed have FWD or if I have an AWD.
Fair enough. Did you find out whether or not its FWD or AWD? If not, go get your hands dirty!
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post #24 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 12:19 PM
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I'll admit I drive fairly easy and mostly freeway but here's my mileage after 1101 miles with my 2018 2.0 FWD.
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For 1100 miles, that's good mileage. From my experience, it will improve approximately 4 mpg (highway) as it gets more broken in. I've gotten over 32.5 when driving highway at speeds 65-70; above 70 (75-80 -- some Texas highways are posted at that) the mileage slips to about 29-30 mpg.

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For 1100 miles, that's good mileage. From my experience, it will improve approximately 4 mpg (highway) as it gets more broken in. I've gotten over 32.5 when driving highway at speeds 65-70; above 70 (75-80 -- some Texas highways are posted at that) the mileage slips to about 29-30 mpg.
Mine gets those kind of numbers too at steady speeds but the 28.5 is an average for 1109 miles.
Can't imagine getting 4 more mpg with more breakin.
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For 1100 miles, that's good mileage. From my experience, it will improve approximately 4 mpg (highway) as it gets more broken in. I've gotten over 32.5 when driving highway at speeds 65-70; above 70 (75-80 -- some Texas highways are posted at that) the mileage slips to about 29-30 mpg.

Just curious - How many miles do you consider for the "break in" to be complete ?

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Just curious - How many miles do you consider for the "break in" to be complete ?
I've found the fuel mileage continues to increase until around 5000 miles. It then remains pretty consistent (under similar driving conditions) from that point forward. Therefore, for fuel mileage considerations, I figure approximately 5000 miles. Just my own approximation.

(I've heard old Cummins diesel operators say that those engines aren't really "broken in" until they approach 100,000 miles.)

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Being Polite and not putting up with ignorant people and backing down are not the same thing. You give attitude, you will get it back. RIT33 has some stupid ax to grind.

Maybe I am painting with a broad brush, but aren't all Muricans, arrogant, stupid jacka$$es, you mean come on, you did vote in Donald Trump.
As a Murcan living in Canada I confirm there are as many, or more arrogant jackasses here than in the US. RedOntarioNox seems to be a good example. And you guys voted in Trudeau who has the brain of a flea. But he did legalize pot to buy his way in.

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As a Murcan living in Canada...
My condolences. Unless you are protesting an election, then you can stay there.
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