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Old 02-09-2012, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by TDIwyse View Post
...Interesting to me to see how horrible fuel efficiency is on a cold engine and how directly related it is to engine temp....
Interesting indeed. My wife has been driving our 335d more this winter (I need the Highlander's AWD and snow tires when skiing), and I noticed that the mileage she is getting is more in the 29-30 mpg range than my 31-32 mpg. Granted she has more shorter trips (about 9 miles into Issaquah) than I (fewer trips, generally of longer length but mostly the same speed as hers), but it explains at part of the differences in mpg.
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