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Old 10-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #109
RexyGirl
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Chapter/Region: South East
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo
with mods :)

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Originally Posted by badliutenant View Post
On My first tank the computer recorded a 35 mpg with a calculated mpg of 32.5. All tanks since then have gone steadily down with the computer saying 33 to 32 and calculated being about 30. My last two tanks the computer has struggled to read 30 mpg and calculated mpg of 28. I am at a loss to explain this and am very disappointed in this slide into mediocrity. I suspected my mileage was not going to live up to expectations when on a long highway trip I could do not better then 33 at 70 mph. I know mileage drops off significantly after 65. My driving style has not changed and I try to implement some hypermilers techniques when possible. I have not taken this to a dealer yet and I suspect they will say everything is fine.
You are still well within the specified averages for fuel economy.

If you are doing mostly city driving, you are getting on the higher end of the scale. If it is highway, you are in the middle of the scale.
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