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rkt wgn

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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 9:15:49 AM

How many miles, how many days,and how much gas to fill . What was the mpg for that tank of gas
All kind of driving
What kind of car ?

[Edited by: rkt wgn at 5/9/2014 9:20:33 AM EST]
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 3:55:25 PM

The car's mileage computer says 400 miles but I never wait that long. I try not to go below 1/4 tank...,
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:40:13 AM

400 plus
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 8:37:19 AM

on the highway I usually go about 450 miles
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:23:45 AM

So many factors change the mileage...
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 8:22:38 AM

Summer time I will drive till I get down to 1/4 tank, winter time I will top off every 1/2 tank to keep the condensation down in the tank.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:37:13 AM

250
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cv
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:57:22 AM

Around a week before needing gas for me.
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blueliner16
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:41:02 AM

5-7 days
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:35:32 AM

average 2 days
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:18:23 AM

A week
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mpsrent
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2014 4:04:04 PM

10
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 8:14:38 AM

4-6 weeks.
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 6:57:45 AM

around 500
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 6:54:36 AM

I can normally drive over 500 miles on a tank of gasoline. I normally start thinking about filling the tank when the trip odometer get past 400, especially in the winter. My mid-sized car averages right around 30 mpg in mixed driving.
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cv
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 6:38:25 AM

Approximately 200 miles, 18mpg truck, once a week.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2014 4:12:34 AM

one week
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ekwood221
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2014 11:30:50 AM

my best so far is 464 miles. usually 20-23 days on 11 gallons. this is in an 2001 corolla 5speed i think it works out to 42mpg

[Edited by: ekwood221 at 8/9/2014 11:33:21 AM EST]
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2014 12:27:12 AM

Have no real miles/days limit to filling up; I let it go down to around 1/4 full (unless I'm trying my damnedest to make it to some real CHEAP good gas on my route) before I fill up.

At work I usually fill up every day; as that makes sense. I try to get the cheapest gas on the way to where I'm going, but since I tend to go wherever I'm needed I end up filling up at various places.

[Edited by: Godozo at 8/7/2014 12:28:20 AM EST]
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wbacon
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 5:29:07 PM

I don't go more than 75 miles of local driving
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Mikeyl
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 4:59:19 PM

I get close to 500 miles per tank with my 2014 Chevy Equinox LS 2WD.
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Jetta_Pilot
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2014 9:22:13 AM

Best I ever got is 765 miles, usually fill up at 500 miles.
Diesel is GREAT!!!!!
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:48:57 AM

Bought new car one month ago , driven over 1200 miles, filled tank last sat, took 6+ gal , tank still on full.
PHEV cars are fantastic!
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conley82273
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:13:20 PM

My chevy cruze turbo diesel I go about 2 weeks 750 miles with a 15.6 gal tank.
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jason54915
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:59:33 AM

350 miles average
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:48:03 AM

I can get over 400 miles on my truck (2014 Silverado) before I need to fill. That is about 2 1/2 weeks. My Harley I can get around 150 miles before I fill. My work car I can get around 375 miles on it.
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cv
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 6:02:16 AM

Usually from 150-200 miles for me.
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 11:17:57 AM

250
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:08:47 AM

385
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weddy11
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:54:18 AM

2013 Honda Fit, over 400
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:48:03 AM

Last week on vacation with my family I was able to go 410 miles between fill ups doing 70 to 75 with the A/C running and I still had 1/4 tank left when I did fill up. All in a 2000 Ford Windstar WITH the trailer tow package (a real mileage killer)
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:09:09 AM

Hey Runner,
They are giving some rebates along with trying to sell '14 models.
Check it out, they might deal right now .
If you were in the military, they will include that rebate with others.
I have owned 2 volts, never had a problem with either one.
Fact is, I liked the chevy EV so well, I bought a Cadillac ELR.
They knocked off $12K, then I got suppliers discount, a $7500 credit on
Next years taxes, and illinois has an EPA discount of up to $4000 based on the
Base price of the car.
Worked out pretty good, as I have been wanting theELR since the first time I saw a pic of
One over two years ago.
Now 2 of my cars are PHEV's
Love both of them
Also have an escape 4x4 for winter driving on snow :)
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:29:35 AM

About 380 miles from full to almost empty with my 2004 Vibe.

Nice reply rtk wgn! I got to drive a Volt for a few weeks absolutely loved it!
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estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:34:05 AM

3 weeks
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:41:38 AM

Max range is over 700 miles but I do not push it past that. For city driving usually no more than 500 usually - 2014 Ram 1500 Eco-Diesel
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Dennis783
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:32:35 AM

500 miles is the most I've done
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rkt wgn
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 10:16:36 PM

In the last three weeks, I have put over 400 miles
On my car and have not used a drop of gas.
Can't figure mileage, you have to use gas to get MPG.
I guess you could say I got 400+Miles/0 gal of gas. ;)
Nothing like a "Volt".
Tank is still full!!

[Edited by: rkt wgn at 7/20/2014 10:17:45 PM EST]
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 6:15:11 AM

if I run the tank down pretty low, I can get 400 miles.
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mohrorless
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Message Posted: May 15, 2014 6:03:53 AM

I can go about 200 in the city 400 to 450 on the Highway
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badmario
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Message Posted: May 14, 2014 1:21:48 PM

About 380 miles on a nearly full tank with my 2005 Corolla.

[Edited by: badmario at 5/14/2014 1:22:08 PM EST]
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Godozo
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 2:12:50 AM

400-500 Miles driving on the highway, 60-70 MPH.

Less in city traffic or commuting to/from work.
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stonejd
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 1:19:42 AM

520 / 9gallons
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 12:28:44 AM

440 to 470, depending on my speed
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johnkoza
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Message Posted: May 10, 2014 4:42:49 PM

About 560 miles with max. fill.
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Message Posted: May 9, 2014 11:40:13 AM

Why don't you answer your own questions?
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