|10-05-2012 02:36 PM|
Every fill up I am inching more and more. 2200 miles avg combined 33mpg with 91 octane since first tank...just on the highway it will get upwards of 40MPG
Since 500 miles Pennzoil Ultra 5w20 with BG MOA.
|10-05-2012 12:07 AM|
Most of the time I have been averaging 30 MPG on my 130 mile daily commute. But it was been getting cooler here in Texas and my last fill up yielded me 33 MPG. The past 3-4 fill ups have been in 31-33 MPG range. I don't drive anywhere as conservative as Elizabeth. My car just turned 17,000 miles. Been tracking my fuel mileage since day one. Here is my Fuelly graph.
|10-04-2012 11:42 PM|
My economy steadily improved over first 10,000 miles - then I got bored monitoring it. Purple line is for each tank, green line is the average since I got the car.
Up to May it was city driving, May through August was 50/50 city and highway. During the week back and forth to work, at weekends a 300 mile 80 MPH run to the Beach.
Back to city driving now and getting about 32.
|10-04-2012 03:52 PM|
|10-04-2012 03:46 PM|
|Black stick||My previous car was also a manual Civic, 10 years old with 150,000 miles. My Focus gives almost the same mpg as the Civic. If I keep the speed to about 70mph I get around 35mpg. If I travel on country roads and keep the speed to around 60mph I can push up to 40mpg. Bear in mind that this is a 100 mile commute in a car with over 20,000 miles. The shorter your distance to work the more the fuel hungry warm up period will influence your overall mpg.|
|10-04-2012 03:26 PM|
It may be IN a city ... but it's more like RURAL driving than city driving .... at least as it was explained.
City driving is considered like it would be in NYC ... lots of lights (every block usually) ... lots of iding .... and very low speeds ... at least that's what I consider city driving.
|10-04-2012 03:12 PM|
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|10-04-2012 10:02 AM|
|dyn085||I see a little over 32 with primarily city driving in my commute, but that is DCT and 18's, coupled with K&N drop-in, 91 octane, and snorkel delete. My OEM SEL never got above 29 in the same driving despite having 17's and running 87 octane.|
|10-04-2012 09:55 AM|
The presence of lousy drivers and lots of lights makes it very difficult. I am VERY conscious of stop light signals. I'll drift up to reds and intersections that I clearly will not get through in time. But I get stuck behind drivers who obliviously drive very slowly to intersections that we could all clear but won't because the driver won't speed up a tad. So we end up stuck at the red. Or worse, slow driver barely clears and everyone behind him gets stuck. And sitting at stop lights absolutely massacres MPG. Consequently and ironically, this makes me a more aggressive driver, which of course hurts mileage. I also fight to get past and around large cars with poor accelaration as they will inevitably mess up my timing.
|10-03-2012 07:35 PM|
An occasional freeway ramp with a heavy throttle and zooming hard up the 65 does not seem to harm MPGs at all.
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