Originally Posted by 2012subisport
You are full of ???? I drove hwy 5 from Sacramento to LA and back on cruise control 95% of the time. Best I got was 29-31MPG avg 70MPH but that was with 4 people and 2 large suit cases in my 2012 CVT. About 800 miles round trip.
I hope you stayed in the right lane. That reach from Tracy to Bakersfield is the most interesting micro-culture I've ever seen. Right lane typically at the speed as you say, left lane basically following the car in front no matter how fast. Then, when the relatively medium speed traffic in the right lane comes up on a slow vehicle, the left lane accordions as first the medium speed traffic gets into the left lane, then the really high speed traffic which sees this coming gets in the right lane and dodges back into the left lane at the last possible moment, exacerbating the accordion effect.
Of course, there's nothing else to do on that drive...