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Old 03-29-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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yep another mileage thread!

i know theres probably another mileage thread somewheres but im starting a new one anyways...my pzev has 3400 miles and im only getting 26.5 mpg. thats all i ever get is 26 something. i sure hope it improves this summer (it has to) but my zetec would always get about 30. im not complaining but the 2.3 does rev less. i was hoping to get in the 40's on the highway if i keep the thing about 2200rpm....anyone try this and see?


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Old 03-29-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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For all freeway driving, the most I have ever gotten was 350miles to the 14 gallon tank.
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40 mpg, I think is a little high.
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For all freeway driving, the most I have ever gotten was 380miles to the 14 gallon tank.
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40, only with the engine idling, and a tractor trailor pushing you.
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Personally, I think 40 is do-able. Assuming you are talking about nearly 100% of the time is on the highway. And assuming you're willing to drive in the right lane at a steady 55mph, and make damn sure to avoid stop-and-go traffic, and keep your right foot out of it. Aerodynamic drag is the issue here, so keep the windows closed. Minimize use of A/C too. Somebody ought to try this! Personally, most of my miles are commuting and relatively little is highway so it isn't going to happen for me.
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I averaged about 36mpg on my Zetec with all highway driving when I drove to Cali last year doing about 65-70mph.
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I find that driving from Badger Pass (about 7,000 ft down to San Joaquin Valley - about 200 ft yields excellent MPG). Not to make light of the 40 mpg quest but I think it would take something like that to hit 40 in a 33 mpg rated car. Does seem disappointing though not to be able to hit 30.
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I just got 39.4 (so 40 is doable). Steady 65 for 450 miles without stopping once. Just me windows closed no A/C.
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Hi Gobnu1:

___Excellent and I knew the PZEV was good for 40 mpg! Have you ever heard about the “driving with load” technique for traversing hills while archiving maximum mpg’s? What type of oil and where is it on the stick? How about tire pressures? Boy do I wish I had a PZEV for a day or two now :D

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