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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
Champion 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.
probedude2
Champion Author Akron

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 2:13:38 AM

The same as my summer gas mileage
cDagasGo
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:06:54 PM

Down 3-4 mpg
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.
Bushmaster
Champion Author Ontario

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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.
WEDDY
Champion Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:28:19 AM

35mpg down 2 to 3 mpg from the summer.
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.........
speedy700
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:06:07 AM

I lose about 1.5-2 MPG during the coldest months.
WEPSMAN
Champion Author South Dakota

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 10:01:17 AM

Not as good as my summer mileage.
toms1120
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:43:52 AM

It's OK, not great!
ZZZoop
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2014 1:42:25 PM

Couple mpg attributable to the slower engine warmup.
Happyherman
Champion Author Calgary

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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!
CactusBobs
Champion Author Arizona

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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.

55Russ
Champion Author Cleveland

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

Don't know don't worry about it
TomB2
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2014 7:19:31 PM

Fair, can't complain.
bearscharger
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2014 10:06:26 PM

down 4-5mpg
speedy700
Champion Author New Jersey

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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.
bluenvoy
Champion Author Nashville

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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.
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.
DasAuto92
Champion Author Montreal

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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]
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.
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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