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Re: Official Gas Mileage Therad

2.3 I4 w/5spd // average is 27-28 mpg (70 % highway & 30% city) // worst was low 20's (all city driving) // best was 29-30 mpg (straight highway - four adults - luggage - AC)

Actual fuel consumption is based on so many things even after you take the driver out of the equation. Time of year, geographic layout, seasons, and daily weather are things that play a huge factor in fuel consumption that people never consider.

I know that I probably loss 1-2 mpg just from driving in an area that has a lot of hills everyday.

It is also foolish to expect to get the EPA estimated fuel economy from a car. The only way you could replicate those results in the real world would be if you could find the same conditions that the test was completed under. The standards have been under review for some time now since they are not real-world standards that are being used to with.
 

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Ok, I started to track my mpg again and I am quite surprised.

Date Miles Driven Gallons Used MPG Price per Gallon Total Cost
2/6/2007 336 14.847 22.63 $2.169 $32.20

Also the computer has been displaying 25 mpg.
 

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Ok, I started to track my mpg again and I am quite surprised.

Date Miles Driven Gallons Used MPG Price per Gallon Total Cost
2/6/2007 336 14.847 22.63 $2.169 $32.20

Also the computer has been displaying 25 mpg.

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CaptainHook,

When you said "surprised" does that mean a pleasant surprise or an unpleasant one? V6 or I4? In city miles, highway driving or both? If I had to venture a guess it would be that this is city driving with a 2.3-liter 4 cylinder and 5-speed manual tranny. Boz
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Unpleasant. This tank was 90% highway with temps close to or slightly above 0 degrees. I have the I4/5spd combo.

Last time I actually checked my mpgs was in the summer and I was averaging mid to high twenties.

I guess the cold and winter grade fuel makes a big difference.
 
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