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Old 05-25-2013, 12:19 AM   #931
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EV's are starting to look pretty good right now.
Hell no... lol.

The time it would take you to recoup the additional cost... If you're someone that keeps a car for a decade then maybe, also have to be someone that doesn't drive very far each day. (And at that point your savings go down). And you have to factor in electricity costs.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:01 AM   #932
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EV's are starting to look pretty good right now.
Not so much yet, unless you are talking about the model S. That is an EV that would make me switch.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #933
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If you switch back to 87, your car is going to retard the timing to run it. You won't have any negative issues other than the power /driveability change. Then your car will have to slowly readjust back afterwards if you swap back to 93.

I actually even recommend that people try 87 after running three tanks of 93 just to see what the difference is. It's a lot easier to discern a rapid decrease than a slow increase.

Edit: If you have a DCT then you will have more issues regarding the learning of it over a long drive than anything fuel related. The first time you come to stop-and-go after a trip you will understand...
This is exactly what I experienced for about four days after switching back to regular, the car drove like crap. I am back to regular and it runs and drives fine again.

It shouldn't take so long to adjust IMO.
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:57 PM   #934
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Just bought my 2013 and haven't re-fueled yet, but... when I had my 2007 ZX3, I almost always had to run premium in it during the summer time here in Phoenix or it had no acceleration at all with the AC on.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #935
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Hell no... lol.

The time it would take you to recoup the additional cost... If you're someone that keeps a car for a decade then maybe, also have to be someone that doesn't drive very far each day. (And at that point your savings go down). And you have to factor in electricity costs.
I am considering leasing one for a couple years, not sure about it yet.

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Not so much yet, unless you are talking about the model S. That is an EV that would make me switch.
There's a couple of Model S's in the parking lot at work. I can't help but stare every time I walk by one. Tesla makes the nicest around no doubt about ti.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #936
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The computers mpg average takes into account previous tank averages. It will take a few tanks to catch up to being roughly what you hand-calculate. You'll also notice this occur if you take your car outside of it's typical commute, i.e.- taking a long Interstate trip when you normally only drive in town and vice-versa.
So after my first tank of premium gas that the computer ave mpg was higher than calculated, the second tank computer matched exactly with my calculations. So it appears as though you may be right dyn085. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:26 PM   #937
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I filled up with Mid-Grade 89 today, mainly because I bought gas from Kroger. Used my 10 cent discount today.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #938
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I started using premium 2 tanks ago, and am averaging 7.2 l \ 100 km or 32.7 MPG for mixed city and highway driving on my 5 speed. Quite impressed!
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Finally got a chance to run on the highway for a bit.
Was able to get 41 mpg avg going 60mph.
I'm running 93 and I just put in a Cold Air Intake (so I guess I should say the car at least thinks I'm getting 41) Has me wondering, why would anyone spend an extra 15-20k to get a comparably equipped hybrid?



I should note, the speed limit on the highway I was on Rt-128 is 55mph so...
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:56 PM   #940
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My mazda6 is "recommended" to use premium gas. But I don't have to if I don't want to. I've been using 87 since I bought in october, it runs perfectly fine.

I asked around on the mazda forums and probably 90% of other mazda drivers use 87 also. Only the guys who have moded speed6s use premium. I don't see any reason unless your turbo'd why a focus should need premium.

They did say it would hurt to run premium through the system once a month or so to clean things out.
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