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Old 04-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #721
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Well buddy, generally a vehicle will deliver it's best fuel economy at the lowest speed possible in the highest gear.
Hey buddy. That's what I used to think but it's actually more complicated than that. Most cars' sweet spot is anywhere from 40-60 mpg. As these graphs and tables show.







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Old 04-06-2012, 07:16 AM   #722
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Wonder if anyone really gets the rated mileage during daily driving?
I get better than rated. But I don't drive it like most people.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #723
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I average 70 MPH on my trip daily and I get 38 MPG. If I slow down and average 65 MPH I get 42 MPG. I find 60-65 MPH gives me the best overall mileage, but I don't like getting passed, and I still get above rating mileage!

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #724
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I get better than rated. But I don't drive it like most people.
I get pretty close, but I ignore the shift light and run about 75 on the interstate.
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Old 04-06-2012, 03:49 PM   #725
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So far my trip computer indicates 26.9. I got about 33 mpg on the 50 mile highway run home averaging 65-70 mph.

Hoping this improves, as my company Fusion gets this mileage and has more room and frankly, is a nicer car.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:45 PM   #726
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Second tank: ~32mpg. That included a little more in town driving and i got on it a few times since she's broken 500 miles now.

ETA: S model 5 spd. Driving around the Cincinnati area (some crappy traffic but not as bad as bigger cities).

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Old 04-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #727
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I get better than rated. But I don't drive it like most people.
I do better than the EPA ratings too. I'm about to fill up on my way to work, and I've got over 37mpg on this tank of gas, which is typical.
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I average 70 MPH on my trip daily and I get 38 MPG. If I slow down and average 65 MPH I get 42 MPG. I find 60-65 MPH gives me the best overall mileage, but I don't like getting passed, and I still get above rating mileage!

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Why don't you like getting passed? It's not a race?
people that go less than max speed limit should get the hell off the highway - freakin annoying
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people that go less than max speed limit should get the hell off the highway - freakin annoying
They should at the very least keep their Prius wannabe butts in the right hand lane!!!
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