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Old 01-22-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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OK, new to the forum, did a search and no results.
Just bought a new ZX3 5 spd, 2003. I have just clocked over 500 miles on it and am starting to feel the power difference. Just wondering how long it took to break in the engine b4 you started to see gas millage increases. And also, what sorts of numbers should i be seeing in the end. I dont race around a lot, but i have been known to use a heavy foot. Mostly 20 mile highway trips, some city. How about on long trips, like full to empty tank, what sorts of miles where yall getting. In in Mineeapolis Mn and i drive to Masdison WI, about 270 miles at about 75-85 MPH, a bit. I had a Talon B4 that got about 25 mpg, sucked hard core. I have heard claims of 38-42 on these cars, i was just wondering what the real numbers where, from the people that probably drive like i do. 20 year old male, quick little car. thanks.



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Old 01-22-2004, 01:23 PM   #2
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welcome I got about 27 the only time i checked it and I usely go between 70-80mph on the highway.
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25 MPG sucking?!?!?! I don't think my gf's Crapalier gets more than 28.

You can have my 11 MPG I get in my truck (my last 2 tanks worth) if you want bad mileage!
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Old 01-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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yeah, 25 isnt that bad, but i averaged about 18 in it, and that is what sucked. (talon i mean) but i cant even imagine driving a truck right now, i cant afford focus sippage, much less V8 suckage.
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I've been getting about 34MPG. Most of my driving is highway.
I have 20K+ miles on my car.
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Just went on a 475 mile trip and got 30 mpg with a svt running 75 to 80 mph.
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It just depends on your driving style. The worst I have gotten has been 24mpg and that was all city driving. I've gotten as high as 34mpg but the past few months I've been around 30mpg.
If you want better gas mileage, just don't be so foot heavy!
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