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    Mr. Seriously gets payback

    I've given Seriously a bit of of a hard time over his new car, all in fun of course, so I thought it fitting to post this...

    ..my American gas guzzling behemoth (23mpg/US) 1993 Lincoln TC just blew a air conditioning hose.
    One of those braided steel sheathed (original) ones.

    I can't wait to see what this is going to cost.

    It's ok. I've got 2 spares.

    Vehicles, that is.
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    Love those Town Cars! All I've driven since 1990 (had about 7 of them, including 2 1994 models, one when new).

    Current issue is a 2001 that I've been driving since 2007, have put over 150,000 miles on it (still gets about 23 MPG HWY). It's latest trick is to spit out spark plugs. I try hard to do most repairs myself (it's a small fraction of the cost that way). Have gotten quite adept at putting Helicoils into the heads for new spark plugs.
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    Even a broken watch shows correct time once or twice a day. I ought to know, I have a few!

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    still gets about 23 MPG

    and that's a good thing ?

    The last thing to get 23mpg in my life was a 1972 SWB Landrover (before I went to smart) with a 2.5Litre Petrol and a two stage carb, I broke two gearboxes because it's not really supposed to have that engine bolted to it and I had huge wheels on it too
    It was great fun though when i had it .....

    It got less than 20 actually , but it was fun flooring it.
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    Are you figuring imp. gallons?
    1.2009 vs 1 would add about 4.6 mpg more.
    27.6 mpg.
    No too bad for a 4.6 ltr. 195 hp luxury vehicle.
    I can live with that.


    And Ford kept tweaking the engines, so every year got a little better until they stopped making them in 2012.

    My truck, a 1997 Ford 1/2 ton pick up, gets 16.5. Highway, or town. It's never really made a measurable difference.

    My 2000 Continental gets 19.5 in town. I haven't actually driven any highway miles in it to check the mileage. It's just my weekend car. I haven't put more than 1500 miles on it in over a year.
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    Sounds like very good mpg for a car that size and that age.
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    I've heard american cars don't have carburettors or fuel injection , they just pump the petrol in each cylinder via 1/2 inch hose .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    I've heard american cars don't have carburettors or fuel injection , they just pump the petrol in each cylinder via 1/2 inch hose .....
    Since we don't pay $15/gal (yet....), it works for us.

    Seriously, considering the size of my car, it's relative safety, the amount of stuff I pile into it when off for several months work in a distant location, and how comfortable it is for a long drive, I'm very happy with it's mileage (yeah, US gallons).

    I've been back and forth to Florida something like 8 times in it, Pennsylvania twice, Massachusetts twice, New York once, not to mention driving it back from California where I bought it in 2007. A truly great road car IMO. Roomy. On traveling, not uncommon for me to simply recline the seat and sleep 5-6 hours in it when drowsy, before continuing the trip (saves time, and I like to drive at odd/all hours of the night as well).
    Regards, T Bone

    Even a broken watch shows correct time once or twice a day. I ought to know, I have a few!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    On traveling, not uncommon for me to simply recline the seat and sleep 5-6 hours in it when drowsy, before continuing the trip (saves time, and I like to drive at odd/all hours of the night as well).

    Reminds me of




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    Driving a TC is like driving grannys sofa.

    There's a huge difference between the TC and the Continental.
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