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Old 01-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #152
jamesy628
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Originally Posted by dan50 View Post
Driving conditions, driving style, temperature, terrain, wind, winter gas all make a huge difference in fuel economy. Try this: get to a reasonably level highway where you can hold a constant speed for a fair distance. Set the cruise control at 60 moh and reset the mpg part of the trip computer. After 5 miles or so you should show average mpg in the high 30s. If so, your car is in all likelihood fine; your disappointing mpg is because of your driving conditions or style.

Unless you have a sticking brake or grossly under inflated tires, there are a very limited number of mpg harmful things that can be wrong without the car throwing a code.
Thanks, I am not sure if my driving style is anything out of the ordinary. I don't speed or drive crazy nor do ride the brake. It could be that the roads in Boston are just terrible.

I'll try your suggestion though!
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