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10-11-2012 11:29 AM
RonMaiden 10.5 to a little over 11 gallons has been my norm fillup.
10-11-2012 11:18 AM
NCFocus12
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Originally Posted by feta_mgp View Post
If we had ethanol free gasoline near me id be getting it in a heartbeat, but on topic its about 40-45 miles for my low fuel light as well, and average about 10.5gal fill up at that point
Yeah, mine said 13 miles to empty, had been on the red line for a good 20 miles, and still only took 11.1 gallons.
10-11-2012 10:03 AM
feta_mgp If we had ethanol free gasoline near me id be getting it in a heartbeat, but on topic its about 40-45 miles for my low fuel light as well, and average about 10.5gal fill up at that point
10-11-2012 09:13 AM
Joeywhat Also realize that "full" doesn't mean filled to the brim. There is an area in the tank for the fuel vapors to collect, so you typically can't fill a tank to it's actual rated capacity, as this are cannot (or more accurately should not) be filled with fuel.
10-11-2012 07:54 AM
NCFocus12
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I am getting on a regular basis 7.1 L/100km But that is due to mostly highway driving. I have been able to maintain that level even on days that I have to use the streets to get home, I have to go into super hyper miler mode to maintain that. So slow to go, very slow to stop and I coast as much as I can. I try to have a large gap between me and the car ahead of me in traffic. That way I am still rolling while they have come to a complete stop. The less I am at a complete stop, the less fuel I burn.
That's my technique, and I can get that (equivalent of 33US MPG) any day of the week, even with some city driving, using 87 octane.

I, however, got 36.9US MPG on my last tank, same conditions and techniques, using premium ethanol-free gasoline. You should try the same. I am 1.5mpg down midway through the current tank, when I switched back to E10 87 octane.
10-10-2012 06:48 PM
MyThIc3LiTe Mine comes on around there but even when I run it down to 0 miles left it still never really is a 'full' fill up.

Not that its a bad thing, a safety reserve is a welcome thing to have and I fill up most times before 0 indicated range anyways.
10-10-2012 06:09 PM
dbenney
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my low fuel warning light usually goes on around 40 miles.
This is about where mine comes on also.
10-10-2012 04:01 PM
gsxrboy I am getting on a regular basis 7.1 L/100km But that is due to mostly highway driving. I have been able to maintain that level even on days that I have to use the streets to get home, I have to go into super hyper miler mode to maintain that. So slow to go, very slow to stop and I coast as much as I can. I try to have a large gap between me and the car ahead of me in traffic. That way I am still rolling while they have come to a complete stop. The less I am at a complete stop, the less fuel I burn.
10-10-2012 03:50 PM
raptor1956 If you do mostly city driving that involved some stop-and-go and waiting at lights 25mpg is actually better than many are getting. The Mk3 FF isn't great for stop-an-go...


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10-10-2012 03:43 PM
Darth_Focus
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You're probably right. I filled up my car with "1 mile to E" and it only put like 11.4 gallons in. It doesn't really bother me because at least I still have gas...? Better it be conservative.
I'm good with having a reserve like that, I just wanted to make sure it was normal. What this focus does on 37 litres my Vibe did on 50.
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