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Old 03-21-2019, 02:30 PM
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I was averaging 58 mph with the occasional red light or stop sign. I'm impressed!
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Yeah, rural roads rock; here are shots of two 500+ mile tanks; the 36 mpg tank (534.8 miles / 14.883 gallons = 35.934 mpg) was done in Nebraska and Colorado, the "Runner-Up" tank showing 34 mpg (516.8 miles / 14.559 gallons = 35.497 mpg) was done in Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa.

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That's impressive. During a recent trip to Portland, I got about 450 to the tank @ 15 gallons with 90% freeway. Maybe my tire/wheel setup needs to be tweaked.
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
That's impressive. During a recent trip to Portland, I got about 450 to the tank @ 15 gallons with 90% freeway. Maybe my tire/wheel setup needs to be tweaked.
I'm running stock wheel and stock tire sizes.
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Interesting. Not sure what else I can do to improve it. Spark plugs are relatively new. Fluids are fresh. Car is stock engine wise.
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One wise man once told me, you don't buy V6 AWD or V8 to save on gas and get good mileage ... I have to say I agree with him
I know my avg mpg just because computer shows it on MID
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True. And I'm not looking to get the best MPG like a civic would, but it doesn't hurt to try and achieve the BEST that THIS AWD V6 car can do.
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Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
That's impressive. During a recent trip to Portland, I got about 450 to the tank @ 15 gallons with 90% freeway. Maybe my tire/wheel setup needs to be tweaked.
slow down, lol.

cruise at 55mph and watch your MPG sky rocket.
when I take road trips, other drivers are pissed off at me for going so slow! got big rigs tailgating, then over taking, then cutting me off to take the exit.
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
slow down, lol.

cruise at 55mph and watch your MPG sky rocket.
when I take road trips, other drivers are pissed off at me for going so slow! got big rigs tailgating, then over taking, then cutting me off to take the exit.
I cannot force myself to drive 55, hell, I can't even force myself to drive at 65. The two mileage runs I showed above showed average speeds of 68 and 72, which in turn means my typical speed was well up into the 70s except for traffic and bio-break stops.
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
slow down, lol.

cruise at 55mph and watch your MPG sky rocket.
when I take road trips, other drivers are pissed off at me for going so slow! got big rigs tailgating, then over taking, then cutting me off to take the exit.
That's true. 55MPH is a great speed to save gas but unfortunately I honestly would get a ticket or something for driving that slow on the freeway. WA state patrol got too much time on their hands. I also cruise at 70mph on trips.
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Man.... I need to move to a better neighborhood with back roads..
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I'm impressed! I need to do better.
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Mannnnnnnnnnnnn.....you are getting double what i get and I drive like an old man!!!! SUM TING WONG
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impressive! it is impossible to achieve here in the pnw. lol
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