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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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lyons_coop
All-Star Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 1:28:53 AM

About 350 miles which is a weeks driving for me.
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 12:03:05 AM

The Fool Computer on my car says it can go over 600 miles on one tank.

My other car has gone over 12,000 miles with no gas or diesel. Its 100% electric.
UKGraham
Sophomore Author Washington

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 10:59:44 PM

A full tank for me is around 300 miles which means I only fill up every other month.
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 10:38:52 PM

Didn't check the miles, filled yesterday for the first time since Boxing Day
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 9:10:01 PM

250 miles
marcusp2236
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 9:02:50 PM

300
rkt wgn
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 8:25:17 PM

Recently drove 1700 miles and filled tank with a total of 0.913 gal of gas.
Computes out to 1860 MPG .
PHEV's are fantastic

My last car would have used 81 gal of gas.
What a difference.
Thumper52
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 5:36:48 AM

I can go 600 kms but usually get gas before that.
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...,
WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 9:40:13 AM

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

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

So many factors change the mileage...
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.
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:37:13 AM

250
cv
Champion Author Raleigh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

around 500
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.
cv
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2014 6:38:25 AM

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

one week
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]
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]
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
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.
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!!!!!
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!
conley82273
Sophomore Author Oakland

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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.
jason54915
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:59:33 AM

350 miles average
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.
cv
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 6:02:16 AM

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

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

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

2013 Honda Fit, over 400
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)
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 :)
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!
estroh
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:34:05 AM

3 weeks
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
Dennis783
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 7:32:35 AM

500 miles is the most I've done
rkt wgn
Champion Author St. Louis

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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]
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.
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
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]
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.
stonejd
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Message Posted: May 11, 2014 1:19:42 AM

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

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

About 560 miles with max. fill.
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