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Here is my info that I keep track of on a spreadsheet.

Inserted in some cells are comments... One of them is when I recorded 30.4mpg on the expressway, but then I did some city driving and knocked it down.

I'd say 90% of my driving is in the city in temperatures at 85-90+ degrees with the A/C on, hence the lower numbers.

Also recorded, is the MPG and cost effectiveness difference/increase/derease running with a tuning program available from Bob Jusnes over at JusnesModified.com. I have used the 93 performance, 87 performance and stock -- yet to run is the 93 torque -- which I think will benefit ME being city driving all the time.

Anyway, on to the data:





On the tuning programs...

I get better mileage [about 1mpg more] with the 93 performance tune, yet it costs almost one-half of a penny more every mile than the 87 performance tune. I'd say for the extra half-cent -- it's worth the added performance!

Hope this helps the people who are wondering about their mileage numbers.
 

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Do you have the V6? I just hit 31.6 on my 4 banger with only 50% highway driving.
 

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Yes, I have the V6.
 

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Jeez Swoop, what are you, an engineer or accountant :). I've never seen anything like your spreadsheet before. I'm glad someone can keep track of such details. I'm probably going to try the Jusnes tune in the near future (savings my $$), and it's nice to know what the mpg results are. Thanks
 

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[quote author=ming321 link=topic=49966.msg791125#msg791125 date=1151507423]
Jeez Swoop, what are you, an engineer or accountant :). I've never seen anything like your spreadsheet before. I'm glad someone can keep track of such details. I'm probably going to try the Jusnes tune in the near future (savings my $$), and it's nice to know what the mpg results are. Thanks
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You know -- I never realized how bad it must look until now! haha.

I am neither accountant now engineeer -- yet I am a Technician! Nah...more in reality, I am just a car nut who like to know how things are working... But I am an obsessive freak over cleanliness, organization and with a little ADD and ADHD -- I'm good.
 

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Sounds like we have more in common than just Fusion owners. I'm a car nut and obsessive about keeping my car clean. I wash it at least once a week and the interior looks brand new. I like to know how things work but I'm usually too chicken to try too many things, afraid I'm going to break something. I don't know if you ever visit www.cardomain.com, but if you do, check out my pics. The user name is the same ming321. See ya
 

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Really nice ride, my man. If you are looking for some more information about tuners -- let me know.
 

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Thanks for the compliments. I've seen yours on this website and I really like the body kit. I've talked with BamaChips and thinking about making that my next upgrade. Doug at BamaChips is about 1.5 hours from where I live, and we talked about getting together to do a little testing. I've read positive comments you've made about the Jusnes tune and would like to give it a try as well.
 

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I am not too far from Alabama, either. I am in Pensacola. I hear they are wanting a V6 for some dyno tuning...
 

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I've been through Pensacola quite a few times- nice place. My wife and kids are in Destin thru Sunday. I've talked with Bob and Doug about some testing- and maybe getting on a dyno down in Birmingham. It's mostly a matter of finding a free Saturday when we can get together.
 

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swoop,

Nice work!

Are you driving to get decent MPG or are you more of a lead foot?
 

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I don't know if you'd call me a lead foot, but I live between 3-4k on the tach, at least until I get up to speed (on the hwy that's about 80 mph). My previous ride had a V8, so I have a hard time taking it easy. I do most of my driving on the hwy, so a mpg here or there isn't a big deal. My V8 got 24-25 hwy (on premium), so what I'm getting now is hard to complain about.
 

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I work from home so my car sits 5 days of the week. Then I'll have a month where I log 2000 miles. I haven't traveled in 6 weeks so I don't know my exact hwy mileage- but I seem to recall a reading of about 27. My most recent tank has been exclusively city driving, and the computer says 23 mpg. I'm heading to St. Louis on Friday for a Cardinals game and then to Bowling Green, KY for the Corvette Museum- I'll track the mileage since it will be mostly hwy and post my results when I get back.
 

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I consider myself a middle-man, when it comes to driving.

There are times I just want to be the lead car and I drive like a race-car-driver...there are times I am the grandma.

On Friday I am taking a morning trip to Mobile, Alabama at around 10am. I am hoping that traffic will be very smooth, or non-existant and I can see what the mileage is going to be.

I'm planning on doing 70 with the A/C on auto, set to 72. I estimate my mpg on the expressway, not including town, to be in the 29-31 range.
 

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Ya, I bet you'll get around 30 MPG if it's smooth sailing. I get 24-25 MPG on roadtrips in my Escape with the same motor (using Amsoil 5W30), which is fantastic for a truck (barn door aerodynamics). What oil do ya run?
 

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I'm just using the Motorcraft Synthetic Blend it came with. The dealership offered a first service for $19.95 so I used that. In my previous cars (Infiniti, Mercedes), I always used Mobil 1. I haven't made up my mind if I will change to Mobil. Right now I'm leaning towards sticking with the Motorcraft Synthetic Blend- seems to work well enough.
 

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With the engine that is made, tested and tried with Ford's Synthetic Blend in the factory -- I think I'll stay with that.

We'll find out how good it actually holds up. I am going to do my first 5,000 mile soil-change about the middle of next month.

My previous changes have been at 2,500; 5,000; and the next is at 10,000. If it's dirty, I'll back her down to the normal 3,000.
 

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Motorcraft semi-syn is an outstanding 5W20. I used that in my Escape for the first 3 oil changes before going to full syn. In my Fusion I'm running dino Pennzoil 5W20, my first change was at 500 and the next one will be at 3,500. I have a few cases of syn (Pennzoil Platinum and M1) that I'll use once the dino is used up.
 

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[quote author=ming321 link=topic=49966.msg792338#msg792338 date=1151545729]
I work from home so my car sits 5 days of the week.  Then I'll have a month where I log 2000 miles.  I haven't traveled in 6 weeks so I don't know my exact hwy mileage- but I seem to recall a reading of about 27.  My most recent tank has been exclusively city driving, and the computer says 23 mpg.  I'm heading to St. Louis on Friday for a Cardinals game and then to Bowling Green, KY for the Corvette Museum- I'll track the mileage since it will be mostly hwy and post my results when I get back.
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I just returned from my road trip and have some mileage numbers. First of all, the new Busch Stadium is awesome. Unfortunately, the Cards lost in extra innings. Second, the Corvette Museum is a great place, whether you love Vette's or just a car guy.

The trip to St Louis was 95% interstate and my average speed was 62 mph (really higher but bumper to bumper in St Louis diluted the numbers). I got 28 mpg and travelled 410 miles. The computer showed 52 miles to empty when I refueled. The return to Bowling Green, KY and then home was 80% interstate, 20% small towns. I averaged 26.3 mpg and refilled after 320 miles. The temp was 85-95 degrees both days, with little wind.

Funny thing, it seemed to get better mileage at 80 mph than at 70-75 mph. I wasn't able to keep the speed constant for enough miles to test my theory, but it almost seemed more efficient at the higher speed. Overall I'm pleased with the numbers.
 
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