Hey gang- I'm happy to report that I was able to reach my fill-up goal of 30 mpg (albeit barely) with my last stop at the station last night, hitting 30.009. I'm somewhat surprised, actually, because there were a few commutes there last week where I spent a fair amount of time stuck in gridlock on the interstate (which leads me to believe that I could smash this goal if I had a lucky week of traffic conditions, but it is what it is). Anyway, I was always unsure if I could do this, especially considering the fact that this car is pretty far from stock. There are quite a few things that I've done to the Cougar (years ago) that may or may not have helped my FE, including a completely modified intake and aftermarket exhaust, larger wheels, lowered suspension and a bodykit. Though, one thing that I think has definitely helped is the weight reduction I did a few weeks ago, when I decided to lose my spare, subwoofer box and (gasp!) passenger seat. But I'd say the most important thing was my change in driving habits, which I attribute to the things I've learned from hanging out on this website. So a big thanks there. Take that oil man!