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  1. #691
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    Do it! That would be fun to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcp123 View Post
    Do it! That would be fun to see
    I did refuel on Friday. (Not filled the tank, just put in $20 worth like I usually do.) I plan to drive it a little more than I have been, so it shouldn't take too long to see the "results." I hope it still gets at least 10 mpg. I have been driving it efficiently... no full-throttle and no burnouts (the '69 Fleetwood and '66 Plymouth are for that).

    I know of a friend in Australia who like big '70s American cars. He bought a '77 Lincoln Continental through someone he knew here in the U.S. (in Pennsylvania).

    It does have the 460-cu-in engine. He was also hoping it would get at least 10 mpg and was very disappointed when it was getting only 6-9 mpg! So he had it converted to LPG.
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    I refueled the limo. Haven't added any fuel since Feb. 10.

    Mileage worked out to 9.2 mpg. It was 100% surface street driving. No highway driving at all and the A/C was on a few times.

    Past records show 9-12.5 mpg, so it's getting the same as it always was. If I remember, I'll check it again next time I refuel, but I don't expect any big changes. Good thing I don't use it for daily commuting!
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    Have been traveling a lot lately with different cars and the results have been interesting.

    Took our 356 to a car show in Lakeland, 178 miles away and burned 15.4 gallons for the round trip: 23MPG
    Much better than previously though it is hard not to boot it. Fun to drive with lots of power.

    Drove the '67 911S 323 miles to Amelia Island, then 258 miles to Sebring... just 23.6 gallons: 24.6MPG
    Surprised it returned better economy than the 356 since I hammered it on the interstate going North (made the hotel in 4:05)
    but mainly cruised back roads to the races.

    Last entry in the VW Bus log showed the usual 32MPG.
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    Amazing! Our City Golf gets between 20 and 21 mpg!

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    How leadfooted are you? That is pretty poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    How leadfooted are you? That is pretty poor.
    I... I don't know. I have been driving more aggressively in the pat year or so. The USAmerican fuel.gov website says city is 21 mpg with the 2L, and getting the city rating seems to be somewhat normal when I read the mags.

    I would chock it up to VW shittiness, combined with my "less restrained" driving style. Maybe I will try to smooth it out for a tank or two to compare.

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    Today me and my colleague did approximately 30l/100km. Now you guys try and guess what vehicle this was in..

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    Best mileage I ever had on my current car, 1995 Lexus ES300, was on a trip to Reno, 23 MPG on the way up, On the way back 26 MPG. I didn't shift to neutral on the downhill trip. I've been told never to leave the car on neutral for more than a minute with the engine running. I'd love to try the same trip with a manual transmission.

    I had a Mercedes Benz 240D that had reverse numbers, 22 MPG on Highway Miles and 24 on City driving. Why didn't the Germans realized that the car needed another gear. The darn thing had a top speed of 77 MPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    I... I don't know. I have been driving more aggressively in the pat year or so. The USAmerican fuel.gov website says city is 21 mpg with the 2L, and getting the city rating seems to be somewhat normal when I read the mags.

    I would chock it up to VW shittiness, combined with my "less restrained" driving style. Maybe I will try to smoothe it out for a tank or two to compare.
    Shittiness, indeed. Two mpg difference between the autos and manuals, dropping the economy below 20mpg in the city for an auto 2.0l. That is pretty awful for a 2,700lb car from not that long ago.
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    The Subaru Forester gets around 22-25, but that's from 2003 I think.

    Not great, not too terrible. Heavy car probably.

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    Switching to 245s have impacted my MPG negatively.....I definitely notice worse reading down despite the much lighter wheel and tire package...2-3MPG down on average...

    Also, my car got a whopping 8.6MPG at a track day last Sat....used up almost 1 tank of gas doing just 105 miles...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    2-3MPG down on average...
    Ah!!!!!

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    After a 300 mile Motorway trip in the C4, fully loaded with 5 people and 3 suitcases, I averaged 48 MPG UK or 40 MPG US driving at 70 MPH. It really could do with a 6th gear though.

    The BMW is currently averaging 26 MPG UK or 22 MPG US over a mixture of gentle town driving and country road blasts. It's still the car I'd rather be in though!
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    Been running a steady 38-38,1 mpg on my last three tanks in the Echo (that's 6,189 - 6,173l/100km). Ugly and isn't running at its peak anymore, but a damn fine car it is in some ways. Fall is starting to descend, so we will see if the cooler temperatures outweigh the not-having-to-run-air-con-for-my-todder-daughter-anymore.
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