I'm not trying to bash anyone but I just don't understand how you guys are geting 15, 16, 17, even 20+ MPG in your trucks. I have gotta assume you are NOT driving in city conditions of 25/35/45mph speed limits. If you are, and you're still claiming those MPGs, I just don't get it. Are those numbers from your dash computer, or are those real-world numbers? I drove my grandpas Avalanche for one week and it showed 14.2MPG on the cluster (2006 Av 3.42s w/ K&N CAI). I did not do a real world calculation because I did not clear the trip when I took his truck for the week.

I get ~12.8MPG no matter how I drive my 2002. I did a tank of gas absolutely babying the darn thing,

**VERY VERY RARELY** going over 1600-1700RPMs on acceleration. I still got the same MPG I would get doing 1800-2100RPM acceleration.

Since I started college, I now add 80 of my 170 miles per week on the highway averaging 73-74MPH. The other 90 miles in the city where the limit is on average, 35-45mph. That 80 miles of highway driving has made absolutely NO DIFFERENCE in my MPG. I still sit at 12.5-12.8MPGs (real world calculation). If I do a trip up north on the highway doing whatever speed, 70-80MPH, then I will get your guys' numbers of 15,16,17mpg, but that is only because that is

**strictly highway driving**.

For what its worth, I have 3.73 gears. I guess I am happy with being able to say "I get 12.8MPG, no matter how heavy my foot is". Besides, I get so many more smiles per gallon in the Avy than I do in any other of the family cars

$50 a week to fill up? Doesn't bother me at this time.