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Old 11-26-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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'05 ATX gas mileage survey

Is anyone else disappointed in their gas mileage? I've got 4000+ miles on it now, I'm on my 2nd oil change (Motorcraft 5w20) and just got 22 MPG at my last fillup around town. Last month on road trip up I-75 in Florida, it finally broke 30MPG on the highway drive @75 MPH with the A/C off with the cruise control on. Most of the other legs of the trip it got 28MPG on the highway.

The car is rated at 26/32. Most of my around town driving is just a single person in the car. It usually shifts about 3000 RPM. I could give it a little less gas and make it shift at 2000, but risk getting run over by Hyundias. I own nothing but Fords, usually they get what they are rated or better. My Expidition with a 5.4 is rated at 13MPG and I get 14 MPG around town it if that is an indication of my driving habits.


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Old 12-02-2004, 09:56 PM   #2
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I also have a 05 zx4 with approx 4,000 miles. I drive mainly highway miles 80/20. I have been averaging 26mpg with a low of 24 and a high of 28. I had hope it get better my old 03 with a z tech usually avg. around 28. Maybe with more miles it will improve. It been my exp.
that the epa stickers are hard to achieve but I would hope to get 30mpg on the highway.
Time will tell, however on the brite side of things the 2.0 duratec certainly has more power.
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Old 12-05-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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Ive been getting normally 22-26mpg, and I deliver pizza, so its all stop and go.
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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Drive 50/50 highway and street.
Have about 3K miles on the odometer.
Getting about 22-25mpg...
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Old 12-08-2004, 09:08 PM   #5
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yeah i drive mostly city streets, but i have been getting around 29-35 mpg. sometimes im heavy on the throttle and that can drop to like 26 but most the time i just cruise around. i have just over 4k miles on the car. sorry to hear you guys arent getting what the ratings are.
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Old 12-10-2004, 11:53 PM   #6
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We are averaging 25 mpg on both my 05 ZX3 and my wifes 05 ZX4. Hoping to get better with more miles. I just turned over 1K on mine but she has about 10K on hers already.
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:36 PM   #7
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I'm pissed that my 05 zx4 gets only about 23 MPG with mostly highway miles
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:16 PM   #8
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Yep, I too only get about 22mpg in combined 'City - Freeway" driving in my 05 ZX3 2.0. It's a little dissapointing, but considering that my Lifted 97 F150 5.4 liter 4x4 was only getting about 10 in the city and 15 on the freeway I'm not upset about it.
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:32 AM   #9
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Well, you guys that are getting bad mileage, do you have autos or stick? That will make a big difference also.

As for me, I have 100 something miles on the odo, and Im on my first tank of gas still ^_^ Havent used 1/4 of a tank yet, so Im assuming it will be what the suggested ratings are. I have an 05 ZX3 5 speed.
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I have avg about 24-26 mpg. City/hwy, and a lot of idle time .(cold weather... which tends to aid in gas consumption). I must admit I am proabally hard on my car too. I am use to a V8. I have about 1000 miles on it. I am not too dissappointed.. ... my SHO gets 19/24 mpg (20 mpg avg) a high 27 mpg hwy.

It is cheaper to fill the tank though.

I bet if I go easy.... "yeah right", I could get 30 mpg with my MTX

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