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Author Topic: Gas mileage - what's yours like? I just hit 600km (372miles)  (Read 958 times)
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« on: August 25, 2010, 01:05:01 PM »

Thought it would be fun to share what we are getting in terms of mileage. I moved from a Chev Blazer to a more sedate 2010 Corolla last year and have steadily been watching my mileage increase.

2010 Corolla
35000k (21k miles)
42 ltr tank (11.1 gal)
80/20 city/hwy
605km best tank yet

One thing that I am amazed at is just how long it took to get better mileage - I was thinking that I would have seen increases @20k not 37k.


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 01:45:18 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 02:42:52 PM »

90% of my driving is short errands on local streets. I suppose my MX5 Miata gets a little over 20 mpg under those conditions, but I haven't checked it in years. A 10-gallon fillup typically lasts me about 6 weeks.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 03:04:38 PM »

If I try really hard I can get over 20 mpg. I don't generally try that hard and typically end up around 17 mpg. 2009 G37 Sedan.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 03:15:52 PM »

I have a 2004 Corolla. I usually get around 28-30 mpg when driving around town. Over the course of a long trip I took this summer, I was getting around 35mpg, even with the car weighed down with equipment.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 03:26:57 PM »

My 2010 Mazda CX-7 keeps track of my actual combined mileage for me.  Right now it's just under 26mpg, and I get about 450 miles on a single tank.  Unfortunately that lasts me maybe a week and a half.  I drive A LOT.

My previous car, a 1996 Acura Integra LS, got over 36mpg.  The CX-7 has a larger tank so I fill up about the same number of times every month, but it's definitely a bit more expensive when I do.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 04:05:20 PM »

2002 Ford F150 Pick-Up


towing.........7+
city.............13+
highway.......18+




I tow a 24' trailer.
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 04:05:48 PM »

2001 Acura RSX ~170k.  i always get over 27 mpg on a 13 gal tank.  it's gotten better too.  i used to get 23-25 depending on traffic.  

the highlander fares a bit worse of course, but if we take it easy we get over 20 mpg.  
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 04:58:10 PM »

There's a very cool (and free in its Lite version) iPhone/Touch app called Road Trip (http://appshopper.com/utilities/road-trip-lite) that simplifies calculating MPG and tracking it over time. But after I'd used it for several months, I realized my MPG numbers weren't changing much and it was sort of "what's the point."

Anyway, my info:
1996 Toyota Corolla (approaching 260,000 miles!)
Combined mileage varied between about 26 and 33 MPG, while I was using the app. Alas, a couple of times I forgot to input into it and I'd have to reset it, so I don't really have a good "over time" MPG calculation, although it does offer that feature.

In my old newspaper job I had a ridiculous commute (about 39 miles each way), so my mileage skyrocketed. I think I got much better MPG cause I did far less stop and go driving than I do on my current commute. But I'm glad not to be driving my car right into the ground anymore.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 05:18:03 PM »

I have a 2006 Acura TL.  The car's computer calculates my average MPG at around 23...
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 05:21:18 PM »

Universally crap.  I don't think either car gets more than 20mpg on average (unless I am doing heavy highway driving on a road trip).  I don't even bother calculating anymore.
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 07:46:10 PM »

2005 Corolla

In the city the best I've ever gotten was 28mpg. I average around 26-27.

I've never tracked it on the highway but it's easily over 30. When I'm on a road trip I feel like I can just drive forever in that thing.

My job is just 5 minutes from my house so the pittance I pay for gas each month would make many people cry with envy.  icon_twisted
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 07:46:17 PM »

2003 Mercedes SLK 32 - 19-21MPG depending on my mix of city and freeway.  As high as 23-24 with pure freeway driving.
2007 Vespa GTS - ~60-70MPG mostly city style driving.  Sometimes I have trouble going though a tank in a reasonable amount of time even during heavy riding season.
2009 Aprilia Mana - ~40MPG blend of highway and city.  I have only put a few tanks into this guy so far, just bought him a couple of weeks ago.
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 08:38:09 PM »

2007 VW GTI

If I drive conservatively and try to maximize it, ~32mpg, but I never try and I drive it like it was meant to be so more like 12mpg.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 08:58:12 PM »

can someone smarter than I figure out what 7.3litres / 100km equals out to in US? Maffs is not my friendz.
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« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2010, 09:07:50 PM »

Quote from: Roman on August 25, 2010, 08:58:12 PM

can someone smarter than I figure out what 7.3litres / 100km equals out to in US? Maffs is not my friendz.
You just need to tell them to stop making up units of measurements.
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« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2010, 09:43:18 PM »

Quote from: Roman on August 25, 2010, 08:58:12 PM

can someone smarter than I figure out what 7.3litres / 100km equals out to in US? Maffs is not my friendz.

A hair over 32 mpg.
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« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2010, 10:18:35 PM »

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid.  My longterm overall mileage (about 4600 miles so far) is currently at 36.3. 

My short commute is what tends to bring that average value down, but I can easily hit over 40mpg when driving any distance in the city or if I'm doing highway driving below 70mph.  If I go faster than 75mph it is pretty easy to see that dropping down into the mid 30's.  My personal best was 65.4mpg one day when running around the city doing errands.

I've thought about resetting that average because I've learned how to drive it much better since I got it, but I just don't feel right losing all of that long-term data.

Oh, and with my 17 gallon tank I can go over 600 miles before needing a refill, though I usually do it much sooner.
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2010, 11:50:16 PM »

2003 Honda Civic Hybrid

When I first got it, 50+ on the highway, ~45 city. 

Now I have 115k and get about 46 highway, 40 city in the summer.  High 30's in the winter (moved to WI where winters are MUCH colder than SC and DC).
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2010, 02:03:15 AM »

i gave up good gas mileage with my recent car purchase...went for fun over economy...

2010 Infiniti G37x Couple - averaging 19mpg after about 1900 miles with lots of city driving and short trips...the 'stop & go' kills my mileage but the acceleration is a blast.  the gas mileage does seem to be improving slightly as the engine gets broken in a little more...started off around 16mpg, so it's a little better, but i don't expect much more improvement.  i did take take my G37 on a drive to NJ and back and did much better cruising on the interstate though.  over about 350 miles of purely interstate driving with the cruise set at 75mph and A/C running, i managed to hit 26mpg...not too shabby.  it still hurts a little bit to fill my 20 gallon tank with $50 worth of premium gas every time i'm running low though...

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2001 Acura RSX ~170k.  i always get over 27 mpg on a 13 gal tank.  it's gotten better too.  i used to get 23-25 depending on traffic.

my previous car was a 2005 RSX and it got fantastic mileage while still being fun to drive.  with all my city driving, i still managed about 24mpg at the worst before i traded it in with a total of 42k miles.  i once drove just shy of 400 miles from Louisville, KY to Grand Rapids, MI on a single 13 gallon tank of gas, averaging about 36mpg...was running on fumes when i got there, but it's still pretty impressive.  in my opinion, the RSX was a very difficult car to beat in terms of cost, fun, and fuel economy...just an all around great car.
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2010, 04:25:07 AM »

2010 Harley Davidson Fatboy Lo:  38mpg, or does that not count?  I have both fun and economy.  I can make 220 miles on the tank however usually fill up at 190. I added the heavy breather air intake, had a performance download into the computer to improve its low end power and added new pipes for a nice and loud low rumble that triggers car alarms and makes babies cry (tested & verified). 

I have about 2,500 miles on it, primarily commuting to to work (10 miles to get to the ferry, about 10 miles from the terminal to work).
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2010, 06:27:57 AM »

2002 BMW 330i

I average about 20mpg from mostly city driving.  I'll get 27-30 on the highway if I'm playing nice with the speed limits, but where's the fun in that?
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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2010, 07:01:28 AM »

My '02 Saturn SL (75k miles) still delivers about 40 mpg on long highway drives but has dropped to the low 20s in the last few years as my driving has greatly reduced and is all city mileage.  I think I put maybe 4,000 miles on it last year total.

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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2010, 01:29:23 PM »

My 2006 Nissan Sentra gets approx 32mpg; almost all of my driving is to and from work (30 mile interstate commute, not much stop-and-go traffic)
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2010, 02:41:44 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on August 25, 2010, 07:46:10 PM

2005 Corolla
Just a PSA, Toyota's launching a massive (1.3 million vehicles) recall of 2005-2008 Corollas [certain models, not all] due to a possible "stalling without warning" issue that has led to several accidents.
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On vehicles equipped with the 1ZZ-FE engine and two-wheel drive, there is a possibility that a crack may develop at certain solder points or on the electronic component used to protect circuits against excessive voltage (varistor), on the ECM’s circuit board. In most cases, if a crack occurs at certain solder points or on certain varistors, the check engine may illuminate, harsh shifting could result, or the engine may not start. In limited instances, if cracking occurs on particular solder points or varistors, the engine could stop while the vehicle is being driven.
 
There are three unconfirmed accidents alleged to be related to this condition, one of which reported a minor injury.
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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010, 02:58:12 PM »

2003 Focus SE

It hasn't changed much at all over the 7 years I've owned it.

25-28 mpg city
30-32 mpg highway

One thing I do notice is right around time to have the oil changed - the mpg will drop to the lower end of the range.  So if I'm not paying attention to the mileage, it is a convenient reminder.

Only 56000 miles over 7 years is pretty good, considering the car has made 4 trips from VA to TX and back, plus the trip from TX to FL.
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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010, 03:39:18 PM »

I drive an 02 GTI. It has a 14 gallon tank and I get anywhere from 300-330 miles per tank. Due to finances, instead of premium gas, I go with the middle grade. Don't know if that makes a difference, but it saves me a little (which, now that I think of it, isn't all that much). I think I have about 74000 on the odometer.
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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2010, 04:09:34 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on August 25, 2010, 07:46:10 PM

2005 Corolla

In the city the best I've ever gotten was 28mpg. I average around 26-27.

I've never tracked it on the highway but it's easily over 30. When I'm on a road trip I feel like I can just drive forever in that thing.

My job is just 5 minutes from my house so the pittance I pay for gas each month would make many people cry with envy.  icon_twisted
You suck! My commute is 60 miles round trip so I use a tank a week. frown Good thing I drive a crappy little Elantra or it would really suck.
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2010, 04:18:57 PM »

2008 Volkswagen GTI

31.0 MPG
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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2010, 03:51:35 PM »

I haven't measured it in a few years, but my '94 civic generally gets 32-ish in mixed driving.  On longer highway trips it gets up to 38-ish mpg.
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