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12-17-2014 06:50 AM
aaron.b Or just get yourself an ultragauge so you can accurately record mpgs per trip as well as instant mpg
12-16-2014 06:14 PM
raptor1956
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I just topped off my car's tank with 2.454 gallons after having filled it yesterday and doing a quick trip today. 110.6 miles driven, of which about 20 was in-town driving and the remainder was freeway driving at about 75-80mph average. 45mpg.
You can have a +/- 1 gallon variation in fill up at any time so adding 2.454 gallons might actually have been 1.454 or 3.454 gallons.

You can't make mpg assumptions based on a single full tank and it takes more like 3 full tanks or even more to average out the tank-to-tank variations so making any assumptions based on 2.454 gallons is absolutely meaningless.


Brian
12-15-2014 09:34 AM
bengtc just got this going driving down a mountain heading to San Diego :)
10-18-2014 10:41 AM
sobhall
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I just topped off my car's tank with 2.454 gallons after having filled it yesterday and doing a quick trip today. 110.6 miles driven, of which about 20 was in-town driving and the remainder was freeway driving at about 75-80mph average. 45mpg.
Really? I've never seen anyone post that kind of mileage at that speed before. Any special techniques employed? I'm get 41-over 44 on my work commute with too many stop lights for my liking, so maybe I shouldn't complain.
10-18-2014 08:10 AM
frizz Since new, 11,000 miles in 3 months. I have left one of my trip counters to record MPGs without resetting. That one is currently reading 34.8 MPGs. I have a 120 mile daily commute. I have been driving this route for going in 17 years. So far the focus has been the best compromise of comfort, sportiness, and fuel economy.
10-18-2014 07:48 AM
mavic 2012 SEL Hatch 5 speed,
30,000 miles
Average 28 mpg 50/50 driving

to get 35+mpg i essentially have to coast everywheres and accelerate at a rate of 1 mph per second.... which pisses off all the drivers behind me

i'm not very impressed, but i'm still happy, i'm coming from an 08 Ford Ranger 4"lift 33's that averaged 10 mpg haha :)
10-18-2014 01:19 AM
aaron.b I'm curious if all focus speedometers are calibrated the same. When I run my stock 17" wheels my gps shows I'm going the speed my car is going. When I put on my 15" winter wheels I'm going almost 4% slower. This effects actual mpgs!
10-17-2014 05:02 PM
MichaelD I just topped off my car's tank with 2.454 gallons after having filled it yesterday and doing a quick trip today. 110.6 miles driven, of which about 20 was in-town driving and the remainder was freeway driving at about 75-80mph average. 45mpg.
07-31-2014 11:31 PM
block If you get low MPG, make 100% sure your tires are inflated. For many years I thought I was (purposely) inflating my tires to 37-38PSI but they were a few lbs less than that. I bought a nice $25 gauge (now only $20!) via amazon - made in USA and comes with the rubber protective boot.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00404WDUC/


Also, I noticed when I have a passenger that it's a few MPG less, which makes sense. 200 lbs is 6-7% of the car's weight! Do you often have passengers?
07-28-2014 06:45 PM
goingtoscotland I just filled up and got a new best average. Only went 1/2 tank before filling up this time, though. 41.9mpg average.

By the way, the display read 40.4mpg. Like I said it depends on driving conditions as to how accurate it will be, and it varies by the car as well. Your car may usually read 2-3mpg high, but that doesn't mean everyone's does. Mine is usually within 2mpg at most as well. Not always on the optimistic end of the spectrum either.
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