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Old 08-07-2003, 11:56 PM   #1
Mako
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Default Ouback owner reporting good mileage even after 3 years!

I drove my 2000 Leg OB wagon from LA to SF last weekend. On the way up, even with A/C on about half the way. I went a full 400 miles without having to re-fuel!

On the way back, I didn't use A/C at all and still had the same mileage. ?? Hmmm. When I filled eached time, it was near to 14.9 gallons, and our tanks hold 15.9.

That's 26.8 MPG on a car that has 82,000 miles on it in three years! (Well, almost four now).

I'm happy with that!
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Old 08-08-2003, 12:03 AM   #2
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That's really good! I can't get my '99 to get much better than 22-23mpg.
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Old 08-08-2003, 02:57 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ouback owner reporting good mileage even after 3 years!

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I drove my 2000 Leg OB wagon from LA to SF last weekend. On the way up, even with A/C on about half the way. I went a full 400 miles without having to re-fuel!

On the way back, I didn't use A/C at all and still had the same mileage. ?? Hmmm. When I filled eached time, it was near to 14.9 gallons, and our tanks hold 15.9.

That's 26.8 MPG on a car that has 82,000 miles on it in three years! (Well, almost four now).

I'm happy with that!
Do you have any photos of that exhaust you have on your car?

<--------- Stromung , and Cobb Air Intake-CAI

Congrats! That's good news!
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Old 08-08-2003, 03:04 AM   #4
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Hey Mako, never mind about the muffler, I just saw it hereYour Page

Nice looking
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Old 08-08-2003, 03:26 AM   #5
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thanks SubaruRules!

but...big warning...this bastard has rusted badly...even here in the dry SoCal weather...
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:19 AM   #6
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Last March I measured my 98 5mt on two legs of a trip from Orlando FL to Columbus OH. Three people plus gear, air conditioning, mountains, driving around 80 quite a bit, I got 25.5 and 26.5.

OTOH my 89 Escort 5mt can still pull a good 35 or so...











Hey! That's mpg, not mph!
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Old 08-08-2003, 11:42 PM   #7
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Last month I took a trip from Columbus, Ohio to NYC and back in my 2002 OBW Ltd with AT. ˘ċith A/C on, averaging 70-80 and lots of mountains in PA and WV, gas milage was about 27.5 mpg. I was quite pleased with it.

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Old 08-12-2003, 09:02 AM   #8
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One thing I liked about taking the OB through the mountains was the fact that I didn't need to downshift.

Notice how many more Subarus, new and old, you see when you're in the mountains? I-68 was full of them in Maryland.

If I lived there, and dealt with those long grades all the time, I'd seriously consider building some kind of dive-brake mod. As it was, last time I came north on I-77 through WV, I was pulling passing maneuvers at 80+ mph, in neutral.

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