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Network Guy
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What's your MPG?

I filled up my '98 Civic last week. Just yesterday the needle finally hit E, so I filled it up again.

The pump at the gas station said it served me 9.7 gallons and this car has a 11.3-gallon tank.

The trip odometer just ticked 250 miles when I pulled up to get gas.

So that would be an impressive 25.8 MPG considering most of that tank of gas was spent in stop and go traffic in New York City.

Prior to this I was driving a '99 Grand Cherokee Laredo with the straight six. It pissed me off how quickly the gas needle on that piece of shit would go back to E. And filling it up was a $70 affair.


J E F F
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Kitchener, ON
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32 MPG on a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. 7.4 litres per 100 km in metric.


CylonRed
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join:2000-07-06
Bloom County
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2001 BMW 330i with sport package and manual transmission - around town - 22-26 mpg depending on time of year. Best mpg before AC turned on and then just after it is turned off.

Highway - 32 mpg is the best I have gotten so far.

Avg combined mpg a- approx 24-28 mpg depending on year.

I had a 89 Civic hatchback with a manual transmission - with no AC - best around town was 33 mpg. Probably averaged 25-29 mpg depending on year. Loved that car.
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shdesigns
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join:2000-12-01
Stone Mountain, GA
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'88 Mustang LX 5.0l - 25 Hwy, 16 city
'90 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L - 21+ Hwy, 17 city.
'83 GPz550 - 56 hwy, 48 city
'ZX600R Ninja 48 hwy, 42 city


ropeguru
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join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA
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2006 Ford Escape, 4 cyl, 5 speed, 4WD

average between 25 to 26 around town


workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
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1 recommendation

reply to Network Guy
To and from work 16.5 MPG

Flat highway 25 or 26 MPG

Ford F-150 2010

YMMV

Blob
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Mospaw
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Hawaiian Jellyfish
join:2001-01-08
Mile-High
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reply to Network Guy
2010 Ford Flex SEL EcoBoost. I have averaged 24+ MPG with 4 large adults and luggage on the highway. With spirited driving around town, it dips into the mid teens, especially in the winter.

Overall, since I bought it 10 months ago, it's just a tick over 18MPG. I think that's pretty decent for a 4800 pound car with AWD and a lot of power.

TheMG
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Canada
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2006 Mazda3 2.3L engine

In the summertime, a fill is about 45L at the pump, with an average of about 550km on the trip meter (combined highway/city driving).

That works out to 8.2L/100km or 28.7MPG

Not bad but nothing impressive.

Substantially lower mileage in the winter time (cold engine is less efficient, rolling resistance of snow on the roads, etc).


Bruschi
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Cape Cod
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18.5 mpg Audi A6 2.7T twin turbo. Mostly around town driving no highway.
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JonRup

join:2008-07-20
Hilliard, OH
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I get about 19mpg in my 2000 Taurus. Not bad for a 200hp motor. Mainly city driving.

I will never fully know my mpg because the empty light turns on and I still have about 3ish gallons of fuel left. Annoying? Yes, but not worth fixing IMO

tcope
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Sandy, UT
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said by JonRup:

I will never fully know my mpg because the empty light turns on and I still have about 3ish gallons of fuel left. Annoying? Yes, but not worth fixing IMO

What's to fix? That is how it should be. 2-3 gallons left is usually when they turn on. You may need to drive 30-40 miles to reach a gas station.

Also, you don't need the light in anyway to determine mpg. You fill up. You run almost all the tank down (until the light comes on) and then you fill up again. You divide the miles driven by the amount of gallons used to fill up again. Do this 3 times and they is your average mpg.


Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX
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2013 Dodge Challenger

3.6L V6

5 speed automatic transmission

305 HP

Regular unleaded

80% highway

25 to 27 mpg

average highway speed 70 mph


Caddyroger
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To the west
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2011 Camaro v6 315hp auto trans. City about 22 mpg highway 27 mpg.
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jp16

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united state
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2005 Explorer with the 4.6 l V8. I typically get 16 to work and around town. Highway I can get 20 if I don't get on it too much.

The wife has a 2012 Fusion with the 2.5 l, 4 cylinder. Around town she gets 28. On the trip to FL a year ago we got 38 at one stop.


Napsterbater
Meh
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join:2002-12-28
Milledgeville, GA
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1999 Camaro v6 Auto 21.5mpg about 75% highway.


Cho Baka
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there
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96 Corolla, 3 speed auto.

7.3 l/100 km or 32.2 mpg (us) in mixed highway/stop and go traffic.
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Anonymous_
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said by Network Guy:

I filled up my '98 Civic last week. Just yesterday the needle finally hit E, so I filled it up again.

The pump at the gas station said it served me 9.7 gallons and this car has a 11.3-gallon tank.

The trip odometer just ticked 250 miles when I pulled up to get gas.

So that would be an impressive 25.8 MPG considering most of that tank of gas was spent in stop and go traffic in New York City.

Prior to this I was driving a '99 Grand Cherokee Laredo with the straight six. It pissed me off how quickly the gas needle on that piece of shit would go back to E. And filling it up was a $70 affair.

300 miles on about 12.5 gallons @ 25MPG 30MPG if it went for the stupid traffic and hills.

3.8l v6 engine

said by JonRup:

I get about 19mpg in my 2000 Taurus. Not bad for a 200hp motor. Mainly city driving.

I will never fully know my mpg because the empty light turns on and I still have about 3ish gallons of fuel left. Annoying? Yes, but not worth fixing IMO

that is really bad for a 200HP engine ALSO you want fuel in it other wise you'll burn out the fuel pump.

wth
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Iowa City,IA
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'09 Corolla auto 1.8L 4cyl 38mpg under 65mph with unleaded
'10 Venza auto 2.7L 4cyl 30mpg under 65mph with unleaded
Turning on A/C & 10mph headwind will lower above by 3-4 mpg.

peterboro
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Peterborough, ON

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5mpg to 8mpg
1967 Mustang Fastback Pro Street
Blown, tubbed, caged and an uncomfortable ride.


jester121
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Lake Zurich, IL
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(I was cheating, I'd just reset the counter after filling up the tank and drove a mile or two on battery)

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE, which I'm enjoying very much, coming from a 5.8L V8 in a Nissan Armada.




This is actually close to my average (though an earlier photo) from one tank to the next. 42-44 mostly city driving, depending on weather.


Vchat20
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Columbus, OH
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2007 Ford Focus 2.0 Duratec auto. I've averaged about 25MPG the last couple tanks. 15 gallon capacity and usually the low fuel warning dings somewhere around 295 miles. If I could base just on highway mileage I usually hit around 30-40 doing about 70 with cruise control. But my commute is about 60/40 highway/city. I get roughly 3-4 weeks on a tank just commuting about 12 miles each way.
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intok

join:2012-03-15
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According to the dash comp, 28.6MPG 85~90% city driving. '08 Corolla LE.

My highway MPG would be better if I wasn't actually using the fast lane for it's namesake and going 90+MPH once I'm away from the Milwaukee traffic clusterfuck. Nothing will kill your mileage faster then the I-94 around Milwaukee, it's always under construction so it's often only 1 lane...

Chicago may be worse, I dunno, I just take the Amtrack there and borrow a car from a relative or take a cab.

theboz1419

join:2003-02-12
Elgin, IL

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I keep track of my MPG with a app called "my cars" and over the course of 16 month of owning my 2006 civic ex, I have been averaging 31.8 driving both highway and city combined.

edited: had 21.8 but it should have been 31.8


DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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Toyota Tacoma V6. 10 l/100 km highway (23 mpg) and 15 l/100 km. city (15 mpg).
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hitachi369
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Grand Rapids, MI
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I get high teens, low 20's depending on my driving in my 2005 Grand Prix.

I have gotten high 30's on the highway drafting a truck for several hundred miles.


Styvas
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join:2004-09-15
Hamilton, ON
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2000 Ford Focus Wagon -- 26mpg (9l/100km) of mostly highway miles. Since I drive almost 40,000 miles per year, I really need a more fuel efficient car. Soon, very soon.


corey389

join:2001-06-17
Warwick, RI
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01 civic ex 30 miles a gallon combined

brianiscool

join:2000-08-16
Miami, FL
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reply to Network Guy
Camry 2005 35MPG


AVD
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Onion, NJ
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My '07 Saturn Vue Greenline gets about 24 MPG in NYC suburban driving and about 30 pure highway. A/C doesn't help.
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mjwbase

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UK 2010 Ford Focus 1.6 TDci diesel - getting around 40 US MPG with city driving - was getting around 45 US MPG with a mixture of city and some highway driving (around 24 miles total each day)

Downside, 0-60 is in the region of 12 seconds - you with the V6 and V8 cars and cheaper US fuel probably have a lot more fun! (converting, UK diesel is around $8.50 US gal at the moment - gas is a bit less)