How far can we go after the gas light turns on?

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Ever wondered how long you could actually drive after your gas light turns on? Well, Justin Davis at http://www.tankonempty.com might have an answer for you. Justin has been collecting reports from daredevil drivers about how long they’ve driven post-gas light, and he was kind enough to give me his data.

Test “Listen to me! When that car rolls into the dealership and that tank is bone dry, I want you to be there with me, when everyone says: ‘Kramer and that other guy, oooh they went farther to the left of the slash than anyone ever dreamed!'”

The dataset is pretty extensive, with records for every make and model imaginable—some that I’ve never even heard of! Ever seen a Vauxhall Vectra? It looks pretty unremarkable actually. They go about 32 miles after their light turns on.

Most of the data comes from cars made between 2005-2010, but records stretch back as far as the 70s. Most of the data comes from cars made between 2005-2010, but records stretch back as far…

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