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Old 06-09-2011, 04:47 PM   #211
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really wish i could get numbers like this. my best since getting it Monday is 7.1L/100KM(33 MPG US)

K&N filter arrived today, hopefully will have a chance to install it this weekend. See if that makes a difference.
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I wouldn't worry at all about mileage until after your first 2k miles - you should be breaking in the engine - not hypermiling! :-) Have fun, run through the gears fast and often, and worry about fuel efficiency later. MPGs do go up after the break-in period, too.
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I wouldn't worry at all about mileage until after your first 2k miles - you should be breaking in the engine - not hypermiling! :-) Have fun, run through the gears fast and often, and worry about fuel efficiency later. MPGs do go up after the break-in period, too.
true, just not so great thinking your getting a car that's rated for 51MPG (imperial) and is only getting 39. again i am going off the readout, I still have yet to fill out to find out what I am getting exactly with a manual calculation.
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really wish i could get numbers like this. my best since getting it Monday is 7.1L/100KM(33 MPG US)

K&N filter arrived today, hopefully will have a chance to install it this weekend. See if that makes a difference.
Over here in the USA, that 33mpg(not Imperial gallons) figure is correct for your "average" between highway and city driving. The official numbers over here for our 2.0L Direct Injected engine are 27 city/37 highway, with 33mpg as the middle ground. The way they do the numbers over here is to have the air conditioning on with all the other features, like SelectShift, radio, etc.
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Over here in the USA, that 33mpg(not Imperial gallons) figure is correct for your "average" between highway and city driving. The official numbers over here for our 2.0L Direct Injected engine are 27 city/37 highway, with 33mpg as the middle ground. The way they do the numbers over here is to have the air conditioning on with all the other features, like SelectShift, radio, etc.
I'm not greatly disappointed with 33MPG, however i am usually ever only on the highway. So I just had higher hopes for my initial numbers. Again i still need to fill up and do a manual Calculation. But I am down to below half a tank, and have just over 300Km put on.
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http://www.tdiclub.com/misc/conversions.html

That is a great calculator for converting between US and Imperial MPG's
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I wouldn't worry at all about mileage until after your first 2k miles - you should be breaking in the engine - not hypermiling! :-) Have fun, run through the gears fast and often, and worry about fuel efficiency later. MPGs do go up after the break-in period, too.
I got my car on May 14th, and it had 120 miles on it from the factory(probably from extended QA). It is up to 1705 now, and that is from just normal day to day driving, with some trips going 45 miles from home(90 mile round trip) thrown in. I wouldn't call that hypermiling, would you?
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My first 3 tanks were right around 33mpg average (manually calculated), but recently I have seen much better numbers driving on the same roads (75/25 hwy/cty). I have put on 2250 miles now, and my current MPG reading is 37.1 for this tank - I'll go to the gas station soon so I can manually verify.

I can't wait to take my first long trip (potentially this weekend!) so I can see what kind of average 100% highway will give me!
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:37 PM   #219
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I got my car on May 14th, and it had 120 miles on it from the factory(probably from extended QA). It is up to 1705 now, and that is from just normal day to day driving, with some trips going 45 miles from home(90 mile round trip) thrown in. I wouldn't call that hypermiling, would you?
:-) Nope. My comment was directed towards those still on their first tank of gas trying to maximize MPGs - I've read it is a bad idea before the engine is broken in.

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...ad.php?t=27410

http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ef123a0

But this might be an old wives tale too - some say new engines are broken in at the factory!

http://www.the370z.com/nissan-370z-g...diction-3.html
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Over here in the USA, that 33mpg(not Imperial gallons) figure is correct for your "average" between highway and city driving. The official numbers over here for our 2.0L Direct Injected engine are 27 city/37 highway, with 33mpg as the middle ground. The way they do the numbers over here is to have the air conditioning on with all the other features, like SelectShift, radio, etc.
The EPA assumes 55% city & 45% hwy. The calc for their "combined" figure is: 1 / (0.55/city mpg + 0.45/hwy mpg)

That's why the published combined value for a Focus with 27/37 is 31.

edit: had percentages flipped

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