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Thought some of you would find this story funny. I wonder if the state really has any stats to back up their claim that a white vehicle will get 2 - 3 mpg greater than that same vehicle in black. If so, maybe now we can answer people more accurately to the question/thread title, "Low MPG." That answer can be, "Should have gotten the Super White!" LOL

http://www.kcra.com/automotive/19032855/detail.html
 

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Fedex claims when they switched the color of there entire fleet planes/trucks from purple to white it saved them millions
 

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Yeah, I too think it's BS. I'm guessing their thought is that you have to run the A/C more often if the vehicle is black? I don't really think it'll make that much difference. After all, most of that heat buildup in the cab is caused by the sun coming through the windows! I can prove that by keeping things in the bed under the tonneau and it stays way cooler in there than in the cab when parked.
 

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Red gets the best gas mileage period. Don't argue it :)
 
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