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Old 10-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #11
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How do you guys get such low mileage? I drive from my home to class pretty regularly going around 65 mph and I typically get between 42-44, and that's with some city driving before getting to the highway. Maybe 5-10 miles worth.
There's a big difference between 65 mph and 70-75, as far as mileage is concerned.

Hey, rather than bragging about your great gas mileage, how about being helpful and giving the OP the information he asked for? Note that the OP was VERY clear about what info he wanted, and that it should only include HIGHWAY mileage.

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^^^This, though be warned that if you have it moved there that the thread will ultimately go down the tubes and/or be full of more bickering/arguing than you'll really care to deal with...
Good point!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:30 PM   #12
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I'm not sure why your saying there's a huge difference between 65 and 70. As you state your 65 mph number, and so does the post directly under yours. They're both lower than mine, that's why I was questioning why yours is lower.

As far as what the OP asked
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Mostly flat driving as I live in the Chicago area.
Car has about 3,000 miles on it now, but it's been the same ever since I got the car.
I use 87 gas.

No need to be stand offish.

But, the city mileage is where this car really suffers IMO.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:35 PM   #13
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I've only done a purely highway tank once, and it was when the car had ~800 miles on it. I'm now up to 2,450 miles and the mileage seems like it may have improved a bit. I've used 93 octane from day one (I don't think it does jack for mileage, but use it because I believe it improves drivability and performance on these cars.).

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Old 10-22-2012, 08:23 AM   #14
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I'm not sure why your saying there's a huge difference between 65 and 70.
I didn't say there was a huge difference.

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DCT
There's part of your answer--that will make a 2 MPG difference compared to the MTX-75. Another factor is that, in the city, you are probably driving some miles in the "sweet spot" for MPG--at lower speeds around 40-50MPH. Everyone's "mixed" driving is different. That's probably why the OP asked for highway MPG only--to eliminate the highly variable characteristics of city/mixed driving. If everyone provided their mixed MPG as you have, we wouldn't have data that can be directly compared.

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Looking for Highway #s only and only for this specific engine please.
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As far as what the OP asked
You still have failed to provided the information the OP requested.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:03 AM   #15
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I'm not sure how I failed to provide the information the OP requested. And yes I didn't reset my MPG computer on the highway, yet I still got 44 MPG so if anything it would have been higher. I struggle getting anything more than 25 MPG around town so that would skew my numbers down ever so slightly towards the conservative side.
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I'm not sure how I failed to provide the information the OP requested.
He very specifically asked for highway MPG only. "Skewing" in either direction is likely what he's trying to avoid.

I thought his instructions were fairly easy to follow...
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Okay well since you seem to be able to teleport your car from your garage to the highway mind sharing your knowledge?
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Okay well since you seem to be able to teleport your car from your garage to the highway mind sharing your knowledge?
Get on the highway, set cruise, reset your MPG average, and drive for several miles. No teleportation needed.
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Did as you said this morning with a 15mph crosswind, and very mild hills (1-2% grade) for about 10 miles. I averaged 40 mpg at 65 mph (cruise control) with my roof rack on.
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>40 mpg

Got 42.1 average mpg fuel economy after driving home from work, without heavy traffic. Approx 20 miles, averaging about 65 mph, and included the 1 1/2 miles of surface streets from the freeway to home.

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