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shaun_smith10

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Message Posted: May 28, 2012 1:10:33 PM

28 here
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shyflyguy
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Message Posted: Dec 18, 2013 9:19:03 PM

02 Subaru Legacy, 25-28mpg mixed, 30+ hwy only
92 Ford Bronco, 12-14mpg mixed, 6-8mpg towing 18ft bass boat (w/o OD)
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klutz347
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2013 4:39:08 AM

12 MPG. 13 if I'm lucky.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 5:45:10 AM

I am not going to tell...
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 7:17:44 AM

EPA ESTIMATE-32 City/41 Hwy when new, but EPA changed to 28 City/37 Hwy in 2008 to supposedly reflect real world situations.

ACTUAL mileage has AVERAGED low 40's in the summer & upper 30's in the winter over 89,000 miles. No real difference between city & highway driving since the car has a manual. Would likely do better on the highway with a higher cruising gear. She really starts humming at 65 MPH.
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 1:50:44 PM

So, someone gets 30 MPG. What value is there knowing this?

It would be far more interesting for us to tell what percentage of the EPA MPG estimate that we get.

I have a Ford Ranger FX4 with 4.0L V-6, 4WD and 5-spd manual and over almost 10 years, I've averaged almost 30% (19.9 MPG) more than the EPA weighted average.

[Edited by: Houckster at 12/9/2013 1:55:16 PM EST]
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jb85396
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 1:42:52 PM

30 to 33 mpg, 32 mpg overall
suburban and freeway driving
Honda Accord EX-L, 2006, 4 cylinder automatic, 236,000 miles
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 11:25:24 AM

consistent mid- to high 30s with a 2.0l; 6-speed manual
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 10:14:29 AM

A consistent 28 mpg in the city.
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silverG
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2013 9:47:20 AM

I average 30 mpg/mixed local-highway driving.
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 5:49:38 AM

32 mpg - highway on my car
36 mpg - highway on my wifes car
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ny10
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 3:08:20 PM

about 25-27
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jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 6:36:23 AM

35 m.p.g. on highway.
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:42:42 AM

Around 32 mpg
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:08:11 PM

37 - 41
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 2:10:23 PM

In the past my truck, before carrying two log chains, a come-a-long, a class IV receiver & ball dropped hitch, plus removed full size spare wheel then got 6 more MPG in the Suburbs zones of 30-45 MPH, even more with limited idling during Summer.

I found that my mileage is better during Winter if I change my ambient cold air Engine air intake source to the EFI, change that to a more warmer under-hood source for temps staying below 60F degrees. Electric coolant fan system would be another benefit but costly to adapt unless used parts were used (project later). I have E-fans but they are too small for the truck use at present.

My A..tranny shifts into O-Drive at near 43 MPH but not into lock-up till a min. of 47 MPH. to reduce Engine RPMs, thinking the final gearing is 3:08 ratio I'm not shure, it seems a bit high for being loaded at times.
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 2:50:48 AM

50-52
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 1:55:24 AM

I generally average above 36 MPG. except usage of my truck drops to 16-21 often, better during Summer for a 4X4 V/8 non diesel.
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2013 12:12:59 AM

32.52 on my last tank 505 miles on 15.53 gallons, 2012 300hp chevy impala.

[Edited by: Jmac2008 at 11/18/2013 12:12:52 AM EST]
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 3:35:18 PM

32
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slwehmer
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2013 11:21:08 PM

25
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2013 1:14:18 AM

Regal GS got 24.14 on last tank, around town. decent for 270 HP auto.
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GAJDHI
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Message Posted: Sep 16, 2013 9:18:59 PM

48 k.m. per gallon .i.e. 12 k.m. per llitre
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lumpy69
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 8:37:36 PM

26 in the car
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lumpy69
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21 in the truck
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 8:11:23 PM

Down a little. Too many highway miles. Only 98 MPG. Too many shopping trips. LOL


[Edited by: rkt wgn at 9/5/2013 8:13:03 PM EST]
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DoctorV
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 8:51:32 PM

35.9 since last fill up.
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dudleydog
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 8:10:06 PM

last was 46.9

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/dudleydog/jetta/sig-us

[Edited by: dudleydog at 9/4/2013 8:10:34 PM EST]
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33gort33
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 8:47:29 AM

24-26
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2013 3:04:11 AM

23 mpg
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mrkiddd125
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2013 2:22:21 AM

17 mpg 2002 Ford ranger P.O.S !!!!!!!
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Jmac2008
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 11:51:16 PM

30.46mpg out of my last tank full, 2009 Chevy Impala 489.6 miles and about 10% of that in the city.
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 8:25:44 PM

Last week 2,700 miles - 60 gallons of Diesel (45 mpg) - average speed 73 mph -- Jetta TDi.
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rodmiser
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 8:06:24 PM

2012 Rebel Honda 250:)
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rodmiser
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 8:04:56 PM

86 mpg
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AgentX27
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2013 8:31:51 AM

My Element states 21/25, but with a K&N air filter, Mobil 1 oil and not speeding too much, I average 25, with long trips hitting 28-30. My last car (Ford) was 24/28, and i could early get 32-33 on trips and average 26-27; sam oil and filter combo for the last 15 yrs. Funny thing is the K&N air filter was only a few dollars more than the OEM ones, and they last a lifetime with a $2.50 cleaning !
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BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Aug 23, 2013 1:52:50 AM

1998 Saturn SL2 248000 miles and the last tank came out to 42.7 MPG.
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 11:16:18 PM

My big truck,
You asked about electric cost to charge the battery,for that month it took right at 275 KWH of elect for charging the battery. My KWH rate is .10977 per KWH which totals out to $30.18 for 888 miles. About a dollar a day to drive 29.6 miles. About $.03 a mile.
Total gas and elect to drive 888.7 miles. $44.00 which is $.05 a mile.
Caddy costs $.19 per mile. At 20 mpg , and gas at $3.799 a gal

Quite a difference.

[Edited by: rkt wgn at 8/22/2013 11:20:24 PM EST]
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agrico
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 9:28:57 PM

25 & 15
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BobBG
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:51:09 PM

28 mixed city and highway.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 7:34:25 PM

20.8plus 27
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Vin63
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 10:11:41 AM

Audi A3 TDI- 40 mpg combined; 51+ mpg freeway.
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 7:17:45 AM

Drove the volt on an extended trip wed and got
46.+ mpg all highway mileage. Over 300 miles, 6 gals of gas,
Not fantastic, but fairly good.
Was going over 70 mph all the time.
Still the best use of that car is around town, all electric, and constantly get 100-250 mpg in that scenario.
I'm not knocking the 46 mpg, which is over two times the mileage of the Cadillac SRX, but I only get about 17-18 around town in the Caddy, 23.5 highway at 70+ mph.
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linku2gasbuddy
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 6:32:41 AM

not enough.
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 4:12:18 AM

"Filled up today, drove the volt 888.7 miles since July 7, used 3.740 gallons of liquid gold, got 237+ MPG. mostly city, some highway. cost $14.06 "

What's the total cost of electric needed to charge the batteries?
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mybigtruck
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2013 4:03:16 AM

14 to 17 on city and freeway, respectively
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cools1611
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 11:48:26 AM

18 city and 20 hwy
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cbuck80
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2013 7:58:44 AM

31 Toyota Camry
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 1:55:30 PM

20-22
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 4:45:36 AM

Fet297,
The volt is the way to go. Too bad more peopledont open their eyes and check them out
I think mine is the greatest thing going. Fantastic car
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fet297
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2013 3:28:27 AM

101 mpg - chevy volt
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