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Old 01-03-2012, 02:01 PM   #31
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I've heard it as well - there is definitely a break-even point where quickly accelerating and getting into the higher gears sooner pays off.
For DCT auto owners, out your car in sport mode when accelerating to get up to speed and into a high gear quickly, and then drop it into D. Wasnt this a reason for Overdrive shutoff buttons (for city driving, back when gas milage was not a concern) in older cars, (as well as towing etc..)
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:04 PM   #32
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geez, in a good day i'll get 500-550km to empty..! which is about 313-344 miles, granted it's cold these days and I'm more often in city driving...
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362 is the best I've seen yet, @ 5000 miles
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:59 PM   #34
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Getting between 650km and 690km usually. Just filled with premium to see if that helps mileage, so far, not really. Going to try the quicker acceleration trick next. Mostly hi-way driving for me. 403m to 428m. Approx.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #35
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geez, in a good day i'll get 500-550km to empty..! which is about 313-344 miles, granted it's cold these days and I'm more often in city driving...
Yeah, we here in the freezer wont see anything like 500 until maybe may or june..
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:26 PM   #36
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I got 506 on Saturday, after driving about 400 miles with a 39.4 mpg on the screen, I didn't think it would get into the 500+ area, but here it is. I ended the 609 mile trip with 40.5 mpg, with 1/2 tank left I have not gotten gas yet. I also got my Eco Champion trophy that day.
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Finally made it into the club. Averaged 43.5mpg for the tank.

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Best we've seen is about 320 a tank but we see very little highway and a lot of short in town trips but we have a Denver to Iowa trip planned this suimmer so I'm a bit excited to just see over 400 miles to the tank.
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