PDA

View Full Version : How many mpg does your car get?


Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 06:48 PM
My Astrovan gets 20 mpg overall. I've never checked the city vs. highway mileage.

|Zach|
10-22-2005, 06:51 PM
Not enough.

http://static.flickr.com/24/49432096_d5538d5684.jpg?v=0

JimNasium
10-22-2005, 06:52 PM
My Astrovan gets 20 mpg overall. I've never checked the city vs. highway mileage.
You lie.

4th and Long
10-22-2005, 06:54 PM
About 30mpg and no, you may not borrow my car.

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 06:54 PM
You lie.
What's that got to do with it?

bkkcoh
10-22-2005, 06:56 PM
My Sportage gets around 21 in the city and arund 25 on the highway.

Wife's Elantra gets around 25/34

JimNasium
10-22-2005, 06:56 PM
What's that got to do with it?
Nothing other than the fact that there is NO WAY that shoebox on wheels gets 20 MPG.

4th and Long
10-22-2005, 06:57 PM
Nothing other than the fact that there is NO WAY that shoebox on wheels gets 20 MPG.
I had a minivan several years ago. Got rid of that thing in a hurry. It's like driving a brick on wheels.

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 06:58 PM
Nothing other than the fact that there is NO WAY that shoebox on wheels gets 20 MPG.
Oh, yes but it does. 19 if I use the A/C.

bkkcoh
10-22-2005, 07:01 PM
I had a minivan several years ago. Got rid of that thing in a hurry. It's like driving a brick on wheels.

We had a Venture mini-van and it got about 27 or so on the high-way, real good gas mileage....

Had an Impala and it would get real close to 30 on the highway....

SLAG
10-22-2005, 07:01 PM
1985 3/4 TON SUBURBAN with 4:11 Gears.... 8mpg

JimNasium
10-22-2005, 07:02 PM
Oh, yes but it does. 19 if I use the A/C.
You've been smoking hippie lettuce. I'm tellin' the po-lice.

carlos3652
10-22-2005, 07:02 PM
My Xterra gets 16 in the city, 19 on the HW... It sucks...

JimNasium
10-22-2005, 07:04 PM
My Xterra gets 16 in the city, 19 on the HW... It sucks...
That's exactly what my Wrangler gets. :(

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 07:06 PM
You've been smoking hippie lettuce. I'm tellin' the po-lice.
The po-lice won't believe anything you say, white boy.

JimNasium
10-22-2005, 07:07 PM
The po-lice won't believe anything you say, white boy.
I'm guessing they would believe me before they would believe you. I could make you bubba's bitch. ROFL

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 07:13 PM
I'm guessing they would believe me before they would believe you. I could make you bubba's bitch. ROFL
Balderdash! I'm a kindly old gentleman. The cops don't like you gangsta types.

Fairplay
10-22-2005, 07:13 PM
My Xterra gets 16 in the city, 19 on the HW... It sucks...



I didn't know they were quite that bad. I always thought they looked cool though.

Extra Point
10-22-2005, 07:15 PM
My 66 Chevelle actually got up to 23-25 mpg on the highway (6 cyl 230, 1 bbl). I've got it torn apart for a frame-off restoration, and will install fuel injection and headers.

Fairplay
10-22-2005, 07:18 PM
My 66 Chevelle actually got up to 23-25 mpg on the highway (6 cyl 230, 1 bbl). I've got it torn apart for a frame-off restoration, and will install fuel injection and headers.



Chevelles are cool. I always check them out when i go to car shows.
Is it an SS?

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 07:19 PM
My 66 Chevelle actually got up to 23-25 mpg on the highway (6 cyl 230, 1 bbl). I've got it torn apart for a frame-off restoration, and will install fuel injection and headers.
You're not going to try to inject a straight 6 are you?

Fairplay
10-22-2005, 07:21 PM
My 66 Chevelle actually got up to 23-25 mpg on the highway (6 cyl 230, 1 bbl). I've got it torn apart for a frame-off restoration, and will install fuel injection and headers.



I was like huh? Like Skip. I would keep it stock dude.

Demonpenz
10-22-2005, 07:35 PM
i would get more but dru's files are too big

Logical
10-22-2005, 07:39 PM
15 City

over 20 freeway but varies based on lead foot factor

8 cylinder 4 liter Jaguar S-Type

4th and Long
10-22-2005, 07:40 PM
i would get more but dru's files are too big
ROFL

dred
10-22-2005, 07:41 PM
I'm getting 38 mpg in the 98' BMW 318i

THe 70 ss/rs Camaro gets close to 15 mpg when I am coasting on the freeway.... about 6 mpg when I burry the pedal.

Skip Towne
10-22-2005, 07:59 PM
I was like huh? Like Skip. I would keep it stock dude.
Like what the f*ck are you, like, talking about?

carlos3652
10-22-2005, 08:24 PM
I didn't know they were quite that bad. I always thought they looked cool though.

They are sweet... its like the perfect size SUV, bigger than the Escape/Liberty, smaller than the Big SUV's

Halfcan
10-22-2005, 08:29 PM
12 going down hill.

Bob Dole
10-22-2005, 08:52 PM
19 city, 23 highway.

Damned Wankel.

stevieray
10-22-2005, 09:00 PM
19 city, 23 highway.

Damned Wankel.

Are you still in town?

Mr. Flopnuts
10-22-2005, 09:23 PM
03 Dodge Intrepid gets me around 23 mpg combined.

yeti
10-22-2005, 09:26 PM
28 mpg Subaru WRX, although it is not as fun when you drive it that way.

Skip Towne
10-23-2005, 08:49 AM
19 city, 23 highway.

Damned Wankel.
The Wankel is still around?

StcChief
10-23-2005, 08:54 AM
Maxima 3.5L 6
23 combined city/hiway
25 mpg hiway @70

ZepSinger
10-23-2005, 09:04 AM
1994 Nissan pickup. About 28 mpg.

Extra Point
10-23-2005, 09:09 AM
You bet I'm fuel injecting it! It's a lowly old four door Deluxe 300 sedan. I figure after doing the engine mod, I'm for sure going to get at least 25 mpg. The problem with carburetors in engines, is that they take forever to warm up, and burn the hell out of fuel doing so. Will wind up putting in a remote start, for those extra sh*tty cold, snowy days. (Can't do that with carburetion.)

I'm also eventually installing a Tremec TKO 500 5-speed on the floor, as the 5th gear is overdrive, for hiway mileage. I travel somewhat, as I'm a salesman.

Screw stock! I'm going to drive this car every day, 'til either I bury it, or it buries me. Converting to power windows and power locks, too.

morphius
10-23-2005, 09:12 AM
The Wankel is still around?
Yup, the RX-8.

I get about 23 city and almost 29 highway at 74mph with AC in the V6 Altima.

Chieftain58
10-23-2005, 09:13 AM
15 MPG, Diesel F250

Rain Man
10-23-2005, 09:45 AM
I average about 22 or 23 on both city and highway in the BMW. Our Taurus is actually a little better, I think, at least on the highway. I think we get about 24-25 on the highway with it.

Boozer
10-23-2005, 09:47 AM
97 Camry: 20-25 in city, depending on how much of an asshole I'm being on the roads; 30-33 on the highway, depending on how much elevation I'm going up.

Saulbadguy
10-23-2005, 09:50 AM
About 25-28 in city, 30-34 highway, depending if I have the AC on, and other factors.

Dr. Chief
10-23-2005, 09:51 AM
My Grand Cherokee gets a whopping 15 around town and I can get about 23 on the highway.

BigOlChiefsfan
10-23-2005, 09:55 AM
'95 Nissan pickup, 25mpg average
'05 Suzuki Aerio, 28 mpg average

DaFace
10-23-2005, 10:09 AM
My '99 Chrysler 300M gets around 27 highway. Not sure about city - I never pay that much attention.

Frazod
10-23-2005, 10:20 AM
On the highway, at 75-80 mph, my Mustang gets about 26 mpg. I figure I could get that up a bit if I slowed down, but I didn't buy a Mustang to drive slow.

In town, it sucks - around 18 mpg, maybe less. Again, mostly my fault.

DTLB58
10-23-2005, 10:24 AM
My 98 Dodge Ram is getting about 14-15 combined average.

IA_Chiefs_fan
10-23-2005, 10:49 AM
My 02 Explorer gets 17.5 MPG Highway and about 13.5 around town. Ive been curious about these type of things, but have always been too skeptical. http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-VehicleBrowse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2005685/showCustom-0/p-2005685/N-200729949+111+2002+600002066/c-10101
http://jcwhitney.tornadoair.com/?JCWRETURN=www.jcwhitney.com:80&SESSIONID=NWWYLPPBA4ITNA1H5QXVRUQ

go bowe
10-23-2005, 11:54 AM
'95 olds 88, about 20 -25 on the highway (gotta love that overdrive), but only 10-15 city... :( :( :(

'92 acclaim gets about 7 or 8 in the city and less on the highway, but the motor is pretty much running on 3 cylinders most of the time...

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-23-2005, 11:55 AM
about 3 gallons a mile

go bowe
10-23-2005, 11:58 AM
about 3 gallons a milewth are you driving?

an old m60 main battle tank?

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-23-2005, 12:01 PM
no it just seem like that sometimes i get about 17mpg with my 98 dodge sport half ton quad cad pick up truck

chiefs4me
10-23-2005, 12:35 PM
My truck gets about 14 in the city and about 17-18 on the highway...when we pull the camper we get 11..:thumb:

Chiefsrocker
10-23-2005, 02:30 PM
Our Explorer got 22 MPG on our trip to Texas last month. Our V-8 95 T-Bird gets 25! Go figure?

Skip Towne
10-24-2005, 08:52 AM
My truck gets about 14 in the city and about 17-18 on the highway...when we pull the camper we get 11..:thumb:
I figured that deuce and a quarter of yours used gallons per mile instead of mpg.

Lzen
10-24-2005, 09:05 AM
I'm working on finding out exactly what my F150 gets. According to this government website, http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/bymake/bymanuNF.shtml, it gets 16 city and 20 highway.

Lurch
10-24-2005, 09:07 AM
Not enough.

Lzen
10-24-2005, 09:11 AM
.....I didn't buy a Mustang to drive slow.....

Yeah, but didn't you get one with a V6? :D

jidar
10-24-2005, 09:17 AM
17.2 overall in my Jeep Grand Cherokee according to the digital readout. I've never checked it for accuracy.

chefsos
10-24-2005, 09:52 AM
'97 Ranger, 2.3L 4 cyl (2 plugs per cylinder). Should be getting 24-27mpg by specs but it's not.
22 a year ago, less than 20 now. I need to look into that.

htismaqe
10-24-2005, 09:53 AM
I drive about 2/3 hway, 1/3 city every day during the commute...I'm getting right at 35mpg in my new Corolla...

WilliamTheIrish
10-24-2005, 10:18 AM
91 Honda Civic. 130k on the odometer,

get 37-40 highway, 32-35 in the city.

greg63
10-24-2005, 10:22 AM
I'm not real sure, but like ZachKC: "Not enough". Although, with my very first car I was going to the gas station practically every time I circled the block. It was a 1970 Pontiac Catalina with a 455 engine. I loved it! But I was a kid with a part time job and no real responsibilities.

Lzen
10-24-2005, 11:23 AM
'97 Ranger, 2.3L 4 cyl (2 plugs per cylinder). Should be getting 24-27mpg by specs but it's not.
22 a year ago, less than 20 now. I need to look into that.

There are a few things you can do to help your gas mileage. Start with checking your tire pressure. Low tires means more fuel burned. Also, if you haven't had a tuneup in awhile, get one - spark plugs, air filter, and get the injectors cleaned if necessary.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtml

Calcountry
10-24-2005, 12:09 PM
Drive 60 instead of 65. If you see a red light up ahead, let off of the gas pedal, what do you want to do, get to the Red light first??? This has the added bonus of saving your brakes.

Don't accelorate so quickly, to just get stopped at another red light.

You will save 20 % on your gas milage. It might cost you an extra 5 minutes of time depending on the length of your commute. But there it is. If everyone did the above, the gas prices would tumble. But you see, there are way too many idiots in their big Yukons and Denalis barreling past me in my fuel efficient Honda Accord only to light up their brakes at the stop light. Amazing. They usually have a single driver in them as well. Unbelievable. And yet they bitch to congress to "fix" them evil oil companies.

chefsos
10-24-2005, 12:26 PM
There are a few things you can do to help your gas mileage. Start with checking your tire pressure. Low tires means more fuel burned. Also, if you haven't had a tuneup in awhile, get one - spark plugs, air filter, and get the injectors cleaned if necessary.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtml
Yup. I bought it a year ago and don't have a service history, so I ought to change the plugs and maybe wires for starters. I'm gonna be hatin' life when I do it, though, because I know at least one of those plugs is hell to reach.

Skip Towne
10-24-2005, 12:42 PM
I'm not real sure, but like ZachKC: "Not enough". Although, with my very first car I was going to the gas station practically every time I circled the block. It was a 1970 Pontiac Catalina with a 455 engine. I loved it! But I was a kid with a part time job and no real responsibilities.
..............and gas was 30 cents per gallon.

Donger
10-24-2005, 12:48 PM
..............and gas was 30 cents per gallon.

Interestingly, if adjusted for inflation, gas was still cheaper before Katrina and Rita than it was in, say, 1980.

Miles
10-24-2005, 01:10 PM
Luckily I sold my mustang early last summer for something more efficient before gas went up much. It got about 14 mpg in the city and only took premium.

My 03 Acura CL-S gets about 22-23 mpg in the city depending on how much traffic i get stuck in and 30 mpg on the highway.

Rain Man
10-24-2005, 01:13 PM
Drive 60 instead of 65. If you see a red light up ahead, let off of the gas pedal, what do you want to do, get to the Red light first??? This has the added bonus of saving your brakes.

Don't accelorate so quickly, to just get stopped at another red light.

You will save 20 % on your gas milage. It might cost you an extra 5 minutes of time depending on the length of your commute. But there it is. If everyone did the above, the gas prices would tumble. But you see, there are way too many idiots in their big Yukons and Denalis barreling past me in my fuel efficient Honda Accord only to light up their brakes at the stop light. Amazing. They usually have a single driver in them as well. Unbelievable. And yet they bitch to congress to "fix" them evil oil companies.

I don't know why, but I like to do stuff like this. All of the streets where I live are in a big grid, so they're all nice and straight, with low speed limits. There's one that is on a slight downhill grade, and it has relatively few stop lights. I'll get up to speed, and then I'll just coast, and the car gets fantastic gas mileage.

I'll also try to brake as little as possible each time I go out, by coasting to a stop, timing lights, etc. It's not so much to save gas as it is a game. Of course, every once in a while some yahoo behind me doesn't like it and will stomp the gas and pass me. More than half the time I'll coast up next to him at the next light, and he never figures out that his speed didn't make a whit of difference.

greg63
10-24-2005, 01:35 PM
..............and gas was 30 cents per gallon.

ROFL ...And that was summer prices.

Lzen
10-24-2005, 01:42 PM
..............and gas was 30 cents per gallon.

Damn, you're old.

KChiefs1
10-24-2005, 01:52 PM
1992 Ford F-150 gets 14mpg, 1991 Toyota Celica gets 31mpg & the 2005 Toyota Corolla gets 36mpg.

Bob Dole
10-24-2005, 01:58 PM
Are you still in town?

Bob Dole was still in town at that point, but nobody wanted to go do anything so Bob Dole went to bed and drove back to the land of high gas prices yesterday morning (eating up 25 gallons of fuel @ 23mpg).

RP_McMurphy
10-24-2005, 01:59 PM
05 Chevrolet Cobalt

35-40 MPG highway

22-27 MPG city

Overall great with gas mileage but if you go over 65mph the gas mileage goes down drastically. Of course after a 01 Ram 4 x 4 anything is great with gas mileage.

Skip Towne
10-27-2005, 07:47 PM
Nothing other than the fact that there is NO WAY that shoebox on wheels gets 20 MPG.
OK, I just checked it again because of you. I drove 366 miles on 18.8 gallons. That's 19.5 mpg so you were right. Technically. This time.

chiefs4me
10-27-2005, 08:09 PM
I figured that deuce and a quarter of yours used gallons per mile instead of mpg.




ROFL

mike_b_284
10-27-2005, 08:20 PM
Im with rain main on the way to drive. It is like a game, also it is fun to approach the red light slowly so you can pass the asshole that raced up to it when the light turns green and you haven't stopped yet. I about drive about half and half city/highway. I get between 20 and 25 mpg in my '93 grand prix, it has about 130k on it. Dude was right about tires and tune up, another thing that really helped my mileage was an alignment. Also, on newer cars, you get better milage with the ac than with the windows down (because of the excess drag.) On new cars the ac generally uses only 3/4 extra miles to the gallon (according to a Goodwrench mechanic I know.)

jiveturkey
10-27-2005, 08:35 PM
There are a few things you can do to help your gas mileage. Start with checking your tire pressure. Low tires means more fuel burned. Also, if you haven't had a tuneup in awhile, get one - spark plugs, air filter, and get the injectors cleaned if necessary.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/maintain.shtmlHigh flow air filters are a great addition as well. They're expensive but the K&N brand never need to be replaced. You do have to clean them every now and then.

chefsos
10-27-2005, 09:22 PM
Im with rain main on the way to drive. It is like a game, also it is fun to approach the red light slowly so you can pass the asshole that raced up to it when the light turns green and you haven't stopped yet. I about drive about half and half city/highway. I get between 20 and 25 mpg in my '93 grand prix, it has about 130k on it. Dude was right about tires and tune up, another thing that really helped my mileage was an alignment. Also, on newer cars, you get better milage with the ac than with the windows down (because of the excess drag.) On new cars the ac generally uses only 3/4 extra miles to the gallon (according to a Goodwrench mechanic I know.)

Me too. I always get out of the gas and coast in when I see that I'll be stopping anyway, and if I can get the green while ready to hit third gear it's a bonus and I'm gone. I figure it saves fuel and brakes both. Those people who charge up to a light that they know is red only to gorilla stomp the brakes crack me up.

Phobia will be along soon enough to point out the flaw in this plan.

Skip Towne
10-27-2005, 10:29 PM
I like to play Rainman's game too. I like to time it to where I go blowing by the guy that just raced past me and he got caught by the light and I didn't. I love the WTF look on his face.