they took mostly rural roads with speed limits up to 60 MPH and only on those faster 60MPH roads they went 5 under.
their average did end up being just over 40 MPH for the whole trip.
is it doable? yes it is, would one go craze,, yes.
as for being stuck behind them... most rural roads are Broken YELLOW line, so you can pass whenever. and even if it was interstate that would mean 2 lanes minimum each way, so once again you could pass
i wonder if the 14 hours driving takes into account breaks for lunch and bathroom. if it does, then the average could very well go up to 50ish mph average.
my dad got 55mpg while going 55 in traffic (not stop and go). im sure if you baby it, you can get somewhat close to 65, but 84 seems a bit high.
if you do the math tho, 1626.1 miles / 84.1 mpg, then you 19.33 gallons of Vin Diesel. I thought the passat has an 18.7 tank. filled to the brim, and w fuel already in the lines, i doubt that could make up the .6 gallon difference.
Considering Ford managed this: http://gas2.org/2010/06/25/ford-must...ol-race-track/
I don't know why anyone would think they are outright lying. Still, sounds boring as hell.
Last edited by 2VWatatime; 05-09-2012 at 11:50 AM.