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Alexi7

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 2:33:57 PM

The Chevy Traverse suffers the worst. On those recent sub-zero days the mileage dipped down to the low teens(15-16 mpg). Warmer weather is driving its mpg back to almost 20.

The '97 LS400 continues to amaze me: On a recent trip to Kentucky I got 26.47 mpg on unleaded regular cruising in the 70 mph range. The recent Arctic Vortex knocked the mpg down to the 17-18 mpg range. In daily driving I'm getting 21-22 mpg. Not bad for a 16 year-old/145,000 mile motor.

The '09 Pontiac G6, using E-85, was lucky to see 19 mpg. Once the temps get into the mid-30sF, the G6 jumps to 20-21 mpg on E-85.

I don't drive the '99 Acura TL much anymore. I sold it to my youngest son. But if I recall, the mpgs didn't fall much further than 21-22 mpg in the coldest weather
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Alexi7
All-Star Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 12:20:14 AM

probedude: You either don't live in Akron,Ohio or your math skills need work. No changing of the laws of chemistry.
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:13:38 AM

The same as my summer gas mileage
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cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:06:54 PM

Down 3-4 mpg
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playtimeCLE
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 11:53:39 AM

The mileage in my car is good, the wife's car mileage is horrible because she has to have it warm inside before she wants to get in it.
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Bushmaster
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:48:27 AM

Not too bad averaging about 20mpg, hoping to got up to 22-24 in summer, now that is combined mpg. 2014 Ram 1500 Crewcab 4x4.
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:28:19 AM

35mpg down 2 to 3 mpg from the summer.
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contiki
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:08:07 AM

Not as good as my summer mileage.....but you expect that with winter driving.........
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:06:07 AM

I lose about 1.5-2 MPG during the coldest months.
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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:01:17 AM

Not as good as my summer mileage.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:43:52 AM

It's OK, not great!
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ZZZoop
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 1:42:25 PM

Couple mpg attributable to the slower engine warmup.
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Happyherman
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 2:38:50 PM

About the same as summer, but I don't waste fuel idling my car before I drive it. Most times only a minute and then I drive in low gear for only a few blocks. I see my neighbours with remote starters idling their vehicles for over thirty minutes. What a waste!
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CactusBobs
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 2:31:54 PM

my winter gas mileage is awful.

In the winter Arizona fills up with "snowbirds" . these 70+ year old's can't drive worth a dam
when they get here , they have nothing to do , so they drive and drive and drive

1-2 wrecks a day ,every day, in an area of about 20 miles across .

Us local working people can't get anywhere , for the constant traffic jams.

Thank God spring is coming (by April 15th there outa here) and my gas mileage will go back to normal.

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55Russ
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2014 1:00:51 PM

Don't know don't worry about it
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 7:19:31 PM

Fair, can't complain.
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bearscharger
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 10:06:26 PM

down 4-5mpg
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 2:22:53 PM

I lost 2-3 MPG now that the cold weather is here.
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bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 1:40:34 PM

Not as good as I would like. Guest the winter blend of gasoline doesn't do much for mileage.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 12:58:51 PM

Down 1-2 mpg depending on the severity of cold. Just went through a period of -16 degrees with wind chill of -41 and I got 19.1 mpg city driving on that tank. Summer city mpg is around 22 mpg.
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DasAuto92
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 10:42:18 PM

Down 10%-15%



[Edited by: DasAuto92 at 1/11/2014 10:42:45 PM EST]
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Houckster
Champion Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 7:39:44 PM

My mileage will drop a little over 1 MPG in winter compared to summer.
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exploder
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2014 2:41:15 PM

Between winter fuel blends and sub zero weather, my commute mpg has dropped about 20%
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