Originally Posted by Caocao
Steve, your corolla seems to be an exceptionally good one. I had a quick look on fuelly and on avg it seems to be getting approx 30 mpg. Again, just a quick look no calculation.
What year is yours?
It's an '04 5-speed, Michelin Energy Savers at +3 psi. It's had Amsoil SS and tufoil in the engine and xmission for almost 200,000 miles - plus my commute is freeway at an average elevation of around 6,500 feet so not as much wind resistance. It's also had a K&N AF for most of that. I just changed the oil after 24,000 miles but before I did I sent in a sample. It's starting to use oil - about a quart every 5-7,000 miles and it was a quart low so I figured I might as well change it. The oil sample came back as "satisfactory for continued use".
I think the 5-speeds get better mpg there too compared to what is posted as the EPA highway figure. How does one download the database for a model? It would be interesting to see the difference between the 5-speed and the automatic. Fuelly shows a double hump (at least) curve for that year, the two major peaks are at 29 and 32, with minor peaks up higher than that - I'll bet the major peaks are auto and 5-speed though.