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View Poll Results: What's your gas mileage in the city?
17mpg 4 12.90%
16mpg 5 16.13%
18mpg 5 16.13%
19mpg 6 19.35%
20mpg 3 9.68%
21mpg 4 12.90%
22mpg 2 6.45%
23mpg 1 3.23%
24mpg 0 0%
25mpg 1 3.23%
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Old 02-03-2007, 03:11 PM   #21
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I live in a large city, and all my driving is in the city. Average speed varies from 50km/h-80km/h. I am lucky to get 17mpg, and that is in the summer. It sucks. :(
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Very informative information from all of you, and Singscountry you probably know the scenario best since you live nearby. Most my driving is in the suburbs of Buffalo and on the 33. I don't have a DIC in my car to tell me gas mileage, I was just trying to calculate it myself by the gauge. I forgot about idleing while I'm scraping the avalanche of snow off my car I didn't know the gas stations put additives in the gas in the winter. I definatly don't pass many people and don't jackrabbbit, I'm usually the one getting passed by annoyingly large SUV'* who think they own the road and want to get to 30mph in 2 seconds just to stop at the next red light 50 feet ahead. I have new wires, plugs, and one new coil, so maybe I'll try fuel injector cleaner and a new air filter. I read one of the oil posts shortly after posting my question and I'm deffinatly going back to Mobile 1 on the next change. The dealership changed the oil before I bought the car so of course it got regular oil to save them money.

Does having the heater on constantly decrease gas mileage?
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:05 AM   #23
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Every car here should be capable of 30mpg on the freeway. Even my beast gets 32mpg at 70mph.

lol...hehhehheh...whohohaohoa...muhaahahah BHWHAHAHAHHa, ROFLMAO!

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Bill...That'* like Todd or I getting good MPG... I'm testing a theory that I can get high MPG as long as the tires are rotating.. so far.. I'm using lots of rubber and gas...no MPG'* though.
I don't know why you and Rogue are even comparing yourselves, since you know very well that your non-stock gearing hurts your mileage. I don't think that information from your car or Todd'* has any bearing on the topic for that reason.

Let'* compare apples to apples the best we can, and leave the oranges for another topic so people clearly understand.
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Every car here should be capable of 30mpg on the freeway. Even my beast gets 32mpg at 70mph.
Just laughing at the generalization. I would agree that every stock geared, well maintained, proper working ordered car here should get decent mileage.
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Just reading the apples for apples mention. (got a giggle out of it)

No comparison was made to this persons MPG with my new gearing. I'm working off all knowledge, not only the current state of my vehicle. Similarly I assume WillWren is doing the same since the post is regarding Series II only. .
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Just reading the apples for apples mention. (got a giggle out of it)

No comparison was made to this persons MPG with my new gearing. I'm working off all knowledge, not only the current state of my vehicle. Similarly I assume WillWren is doing the same since the post is regarding Series II only. .
Series 1 and Series 2 cars in good tune with stock gearing should get similar city and freeway mileage.

Non-stock gearing is where things go south in a hurry.
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Just reading the apples for apples mention. (got a giggle out of it)

No comparison was made to this persons MPG with my new gearing. I'm working off all knowledge, not only the current state of my vehicle. Similarly I assume WillWren is doing the same since the post is regarding Series II only. .
Series 1 and Series 2 cars in good tune with stock gearing should get similar city and freeway mileage.

Non-stock gearing is where things go south in a hurry.
I agree there... I have pulled 33 mpg on the 95 SE( I was easy on it ) and I have pulled 31mpg on the 91 LE( I had my foot in it )... I have never had any issues pulling 29-32 in these cars...

I think Pat even pulled a 30-31 on his way down here.. I think even he has seen 32.. They All have the ability to do 30+ on the open road with stock gearing

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I have not a clue what my mileage was straight highway because I started driving the city after a highway trip but I know it was decent. Anybody know though if having the heater on will decrease gas mileage?
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