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Old 02-19-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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A new record!

Just for fun, I was trying to see how many MPGs I could pull out of my '03 SVTF. I normally average 25-28 MPGs with a 1/2 city, 1/2 highway commute. I filled up last week and was driving slower, shifting early, even skipping gears when applicable. I got down to a 1/2 tank the other day and decided to top her off... I got a shade over 35 MPGs!

Not bad for 180hp (lightly modded) and 103,000+ miles!


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Old 02-19-2010, 10:33 AM   #2
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Nice man!!
I got a few tanks at 35.xx MPG on a cross-country drive, all highway with cruise set at 75. I dont know how you did it with mixed driving.
To make my story sound a bit cooler, I did it in a 02. They are rated at less MPG by the epa.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #3
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Nice man!!
I got a few tanks at 35.xx MPG on a cross-country drive, all highway with cruise set at 75. I dont know how you did it with mixed driving.
To make my story sound a bit cooler, I did it in a 02. They are rated at less MPG by the epa.
I consistantly get 31 and 32 on an all highway tank of gas with my 02. Wish I coudl get some 35's in there haha.
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Honestly, I think it was all down hill when I got over 35 MPG, but it still counts!!
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the nubmers dont lie my friend haha
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Honestly, I think it was all down hill when I got over 35 MPG, but it still counts!!
Hey, it counts, thats all that matters!
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Old 02-19-2010, 04:23 PM   #7
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I have never gotten over 27 mpgs, and that was a hwy trip with a couple spots of bad traffic.
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I have never gotten over 27 mpgs, and that was a hwy trip with a couple spots of bad traffic.
i feel your pain. best ive done is 29 mpgs @ 80mph and a tail wind....mostly its 26-27 mpgs...
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:49 AM   #9
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I'm always over 30 with a lot of highway driving in my 02, the 03 seemed to do a little better, every now and then it would hit 35 also...
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The best I can get is 26.5. I actually drive the freeway every day to work 50 miles round trip. Maybe I'll leave a little early and try the things you did.
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