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Old 02-25-2013, 02:48 PM   #31
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i averaged 27.6 mpg for the first 7k miles of ownership. maybe a third of that was on the freeway. i drive mostly stop and go.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #32
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If your averaging 27+ right now with a Ti sedan I think you are getting pretty good results. The sedans are heavier than the hatch (what I own) so it will get a lower rating. 18" wheels will also loose mpg. I have 17"s and my GF has 16" so there is a difference in our mpg also.
sedans have better aerodynamics and will generally get better hwy MPG over hatches.

I have seen a trend where Titanium cars with the wide and heavy 18" rims getting less mileage.

lightweight 15" wheels with Low rolling resistance tires will likely gain you a bunch of MPG back.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:14 PM   #33
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lightweight 15" wheels with Low rolling resistance tires will likely gain you a bunch of MPG back.
This. If you're doing city driving, the 18s are going to kill you.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:27 PM   #34
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I don't know if it was because my car is now broken in or the mix of winter gas and my change to winter tires, but over the winter I've averaged 26.7 MPG and am pretty disappointed
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #35
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Mid 30s MPG. 75% highway and stay off the skinny pedal. Sedan with 15s.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:23 PM   #36
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I was getting good mileage on my '11 until about 15K miles. Then it went up significantly.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:25 PM   #37
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Does everyone else's mpg readout continually climb? I haven't had a chance to drive long enough at 50-55mph but I've made it to 43mpg and its still climbing. Someone on here posted that their display climbs up to 45mpg's and then rest back down to high 30's. Can anyone else confirm this?
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #38
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Mid 30s MPG. 75% highway and stay off the skinny pedal. Sedan with 15s.
About the same here. My mix may be a little closer to 60% highway, and I usually average around 34-35 MPG. Ti sedan with auto and 15s, K&N air filter.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #39
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It might be worth a shot to try doing a manual MPG calculation...
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Damn seems like such a range in mpg between vehicles. I can run 75-80 mph on the beltway, ranging speeds the entire time, mixed with some congested stop and go and still come out with 34 mpg.
If I do a lot of driving short distances itll drop down near 32, but that's the lowest Ive ever seen. The highest Ive ever seen is 37 which took an amazing amount of patience. And this is all hand calculated every time I fill up. Bought the car in December as well so Im looking forward to some mpg increase when it warms up
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