ya i get where you're coming from. Mine went down this morning some kid in wanted me to fallow him to the next exit coming up... It was a good challenge till i got into fifth gear ahaha. Very happy with my stock subbie, kinda wish i had mods though =]
Not bragging, but since it was brought up again, I just got to maryland. Drove from kansas, to illinois, then to maryland. Even up the hills after ohio, I did in fact average just under 29 MPG with an occasional heavy foot. So with the right mind set you can achieve better MPG with more power.