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View Poll Results: What MPG are you getting on your Duratec?
Under 20MPG 11 2.82%
20-22MPG 31 7.95%
22-24MPG 45 11.54%
24-26MPG 63 16.15%
26-28MPG 68 17.44%
28-30MPG 99 25.38%
30+ MPG 91 23.33%
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Old 09-02-2007, 12:57 PM   #131
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recently got 35.4MPG average. and my car's stock.
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Old 09-10-2007, 02:01 PM   #132
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first 5k miles, daily driver, average of 27.5 mpg
then next 10k got about 28.5-29.5 mpg

then was getting 29 mpg consistently thereafter.
currently at 45k miles, and get 32mpg consistently.

ever since i put my Cosworth CAI in, about 10k ago it jumped up, even when I drive hard for the entire time it only goes down to 29.5 mpg, if i take it easy, i can get 34mpg (2004 2.3 L Duratec, ZX5 fully loaded, 5 spd).

It depends on how you drive, and the mileage the car has on it etc. Iniitially when it was brand new I was very disappointed, but gave it a chance. I am suprised it took 25-30k to be at the 30mpg mark.
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Old 10-02-2007, 03:41 PM   #133
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i get about 33 to 36 on highway.no mods yet.32,000 miles
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:14 PM   #134
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getting about 25 -26 city miles
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:05 AM   #135
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37 when I try, 34 when I don't. 28.9 on E85; mostly highway miles except for the 4 dyno pulls at 119MPH...
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:48 AM   #136
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1st tank at 34k was 24mpg and some change, 2nd tank I have no idea as the dealer reset the comp and I lost my milage on the trip odo.

Working on the third tank right now, we'll see I guess. Some of the newness has worn off and my foot has been out of it a bit more on the third tank.

Highway miles, almost 50/50 split between stop and go on the freeway (way home, roads are parking lots) and wide open highways in the morning on the way to work. 50 miles round trip.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:52 PM   #137
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When I was commuting 110 miles a day (95% highway), I was averageing 31 mpg in my Zetec Auto, now I'm getting about 28.5 mpg on hillier roads. (75% highway, 20% hilly highway, 5% city) but I haven't driven my Duratec Manual yet, I'll have to let you know how it does!
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:54 AM   #138
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does anyone notice a huge difference in gasmilege if they use the premium grade (91) , it realy seems to help me get in the 30-35 mpg highway range
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:00 PM   #139
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Never underestimate the power of E10-E20 to turn gas mileage into a dreadful affair. Mileage comparison here will have very little utility unless this is included in the posts.
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1st tank at 34k was 24mpg and some change, 2nd tank I have no idea as the dealer reset the comp and I lost my milage on the trip odo.

Working on the third tank right now, we'll see I guess. Some of the newness has worn off and my foot has been out of it a bit more on the third tank.

Highway miles, almost 50/50 split between stop and go on the freeway (way home, roads are parking lots) and wide open highways in the morning on the way to work. 50 miles round trip.
Looks like it is staying put right around 23-24.5 mpg. Doesn't seem to matter if I'm driving the wife and kids around or out being a jackhole on the roadways.

Something about this car makes me drive like a jerk :shrugs:
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