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Aerodynamics play a significant part in fuel consumption especially as speed increases. So, the frontal area as it increases cause a higher (worse) fuel consumption. But also driving style, habits and location have effects.


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Generally speaking, SUVs get worse fuel mileage than a sedan with everything else being the same (yah, like that would ever happen). I agree with the other statements about the frontal area of the vehicle causing wind resistance at higher speeds, but there's another factor which hasn't been mentioned yet and that being the space between the vehicle and the ...


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This depends on so many factors that it's impossible to answer in a way that is applicable to all situations. I used to have a 1989 Opel Vectra sedan with 115hp 2.0-litre engine. Consumption? 7.7 litres per 100 km according to the fuel consumption standard back then, and I would say I generally got about 8 litres per 100 km. Now I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 ...


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Ultimately it may not matter how it's measured. If you have a certain application in mind you should probably just get a look under each type and see what kind of clearance it has. The low point may be on the suspension near the wheels, but it may also be closer to the center. Consider that many lifted 4x4s have the low point at the differential housing in ...


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An SUV or light truck may give you an easier time with potholes, but whether or not they're actually necessary depends on the specific condition of your roads, and whether you find driving around in a sedan uncomfortable. The design of SUV and truck suspension is about as different from sedans as they are from car to car, but the real difference is as you ...


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Its not your steering wheel: the front wheels of your car are misaligned. Probably the mechanic that worked on your cars suspension didn't mark any settings before he started taking it apart to replace the bushes, so part of the suspension reassembly was guesswork. In my opinion an alignment job should be standard practice after most suspension work. I'd ...


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This sounds like a typical case of death wobble. I don't know how old your vehicle is, but this usually occurs when steering components, ball joints, and/or wheel bearings are getting worn out. With all the extra play in the front end, it starts vibrating/oscillating on its own, without driver input. When you drop down in speed, the oscillation quiets down, ...


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As @sweber says, the fuse in your lighter socket should be 10 or 20 amps - the adapter states 2.4A per port, so even if you had three things charging it should only be drawing 7.2A (say 8 to allow for inefficiency). If you're blowing the fuse, that suggests to me that, as you suspect, there is a problem with either the charger, the cable or the camera, that ...


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Paulster's answer nicely covers the aerodynamics aspect and while aerodynamics are almost certainly the biggest factor at a steady speed, especially at higher speeds (think > 50mph) it's not the only thing to consider in the overall fuel consumption figures. SUVs are (typically) heavier than sedans which will lead to higher fuel consumption during ...


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