AUTOS: Studebaker Scores

U.S. car buyers who still shop with an eye on fuel economy last week got an idea which cars can stretch a gallon the farthest. In the Fifth Annual Mobilgas Economy Run, experts drove 20 competing stock models from every major U.S. automaker over 1,335 miles of some of the ruggedest roads in the U.S., and made every drop of gas count.

At an average speed of 41.1 m.p.h., the cars rolled from Los Angeles to Fresno, through the Sierras to Yosemite National Park and San Francisco, up across snowbound mountains to Elko, Nev., and three days later into...

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