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Old 05-07-2011, 11:04 AM   #26
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I have never gotten more than 25 mpg on a completely stock WRX. And that 25 mpg was on a 500 mile road trip. On MY WRX I get 18-19 mpg highway (or at least 80%) on average, but I'm heavily modified. Nobody who gets over 20 mpg should ever complain.
I bought mine stock a few years ago, out of state, and drove it home. squeezed 400miles out of the tank, but I gotta be honest I was below E when I got back to town and wouldn't try it again.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:11 PM   #27
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Doesnt E85 drastically decrease fuel economy? I know it decreases it but by how much I have no idea. On another thread someone was saying that at current gas prices its still not worth switching to e85 because of the drastic decrease in fuel econ. Can anyone confirm?
There is a stage 2 '11 WRX running E85 near me who averages just over 20. I hoping with my 2.0 and bigger turbo, to stay out of boost. Im taking a road trip from STL to SFO starting in June, I plan to run E85, testing the quality, as I much as possible. Looks like only 2 or 3 tanks will be on 93. Ill be sure to update my post with my results.

Besides its worth it to me. I just did a turbo swap and needed a tune anyway. So for only $200 more I get an E85 tune! Easily worth it IMO.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #28
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Smiles per gallon... checking in
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:42 PM   #29
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I was getting over 30 mpg from my 02 when it was cobb stage 1 and wearing stock 16in wheels and tire size.

Now stage2+ with 17 inch wheels, 245 wide and roof rack. ~22 mpg.

with prices now I am tempted to go back.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #30
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I just bought my wrx so i'm only getting like 22 mpg tryin to find out how fast i can get up to that speed limit all the time.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:22 AM   #31
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02 wrx, catless uppipe, catless downpipe, grimmspeed bcs, testes1010 road tune. I get 21-22mpg, 80% highway 55-65 cruising and the rest is city. I try to stay off boost but it doesn't always work. Best I ever got is 27mpg with mostly highway driving.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:37 AM   #32
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'03 wrx, bone stock.

Was averaging 23-25 mpg, bout 25/75 mix of city/hwy.

That was before I got my Insight and actually cared though. I'm pretty sure it's in the teens now
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:33 PM   #33
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I get between 25-27mpg highway and roughly 20mpg city. The only mods I have are an STi axle-back, Whiteline outrigger bushings, Torque Solutions solid driveshaft (carrier bearing) mounting bushings, Torque Solutions torque mount(dog-bone), Whiteline transmission mount bushings, and Whiteline swaybar bushings. I also have Goodyear Eagle GTs(all season), Castrol Syntec 10W30(Engine), Coastal 75W90(Gearbox), and RP 75W90 in the rear diff.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #34
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25mpg running an FP Green and staying off the boost during my last road trip.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #35
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04 sedan

about 260 miles per tank, with about 70% local driving
cobb stage 1 tune, CBE, Filter
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:53 PM   #36
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I get 28mpg with vf39 if i say out off boost.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #37
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02 WRX wagon
VF39
FMIC
HKS intake
Pinks
Walboro
Mach V EBCS
and a few other things

I'm getting about 28mpg and I do NOT drive for MPGs.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #38
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I have a 2005 sedan on 18x8.5 wheels with cobb stage 2 and nvidia turbo back catless. ive gotten almost up to 30mpg on long interstate drives but usually i average around 25mpg with a mix of city and highway.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #39
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26-28 is what I normally get with non-highway driving on my set up. Mods are as follows.

Gutted up pipe
TXS turbo back
Kartboy short shifter
Front strut tower brace
Silicone shifter bushings
Silicone steering rack bushings
Intercooler hoses
AP lightweight crank pulley
Boost gauge
Cobb AccessPort stage 2
Rota Tarmac II rims
Nitto Neogen tires 225/45/17

Most of these mods don't matter but I just copied and pasted them from a word doc.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:19 AM   #40
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Sell wrx, buy TDI jetta. Chip TDI jetta, get 70mpg, win.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:47 AM   #41
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i've got an 03 wrx wagon thats completely stock except for cobb autocross tune. Im getting on average 30-33 per gallon with mostly highway around 160 miles per day. and thats with a few small towns in between with wot runs to 70 where i set the cruise
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #42
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The best I got was about 29, when it was stage 1, loaded to the max with my crap, during my move from DFW to STL back in Aug of 05.
On my trip back from college in Tennessee to PA I got 375 miles on 12.5 gallons which equaled out to 30mpg. This was averaging between 70-75mph and with the weight from stuff from my room (prob 150 lbs). I'd have to check on my town/highway average but I would guess between 23-24mpg.

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:22 AM   #43
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2002 Wrx wagom
Catless up
mudflaps (some think it kills MPG)
06wrx catback.

I get about 30mpg on highway around 70-80.
But in city i get about 18-20
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:07 PM   #44
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Year
Average mpg
Any mods that would affect gas mileage
Percentage city/highway miles
2004 Wagon
21-22 mpg
Weight reduction (2800 lb), VF35 and all supporting mods, tuned for Rich Best Torque. I love WOT pulls on freeway ramps and from stop lights. Cruise at 70 - 90 mph on the freeways in town.
All city driving.

Best I ever got was 28 mpg on road trip cruising at 75 mph.
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #45
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Sell wrx, buy TDI jetta. Chip TDI jetta, get 70mpg, win.
Waiting for the boxer diesel to hit our shores. Then Im all over it!

My 04 wagon has about 55k on it, so in 7 more years, about when the diesel "may" make it to our shores, it should be just rolling past 100k and be ready for a trade-in. But for now a new turbo and E85 will set me straight......
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Old 05-12-2011, 10:55 PM   #46
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You sure don't drive a lot! I put 20k a year on my car.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:26 PM   #47
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2002 WRX wagon

Avg. 23 mpg with 90/10 hwy/city (but only 44 miles of hwy per day)

Vishnu stage 0 (17 psi, spools like a mutha')
Stock turbo
Catless UP
Pinks
Walbro
MRT catback
K&N panel on stock box
Stock wheels with hankook 225/55/16
5W30 oil

Trying to avoid boosty pulls but too much fun
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #48
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I get about 28 mpg on the highway. I keep it under 3k rpm. I have a protune on a vf39 turbo with supporting mods.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:22 AM   #49
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2002 wrx 5mt
24-25 normally, 26.7 best
108,000mi, all stock (afaik) needing tune up badly
all Southern rural mixed driving, 45mi/day, 5 or 6 2nd->3rd gear pulls. No road trips long enough to burn a tank at all highway speed.

(tune up as in nothing has been done in... god knows. I just bought it. I imagine it's a stock tune, haven't gotten around to that just yet. only been 2 months, I'm working on bringing all the maintenance up to date before spending money on mods. Proper maintenance is expensive as hell, but you have to have a good foundation.)
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #50
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20-22mpg
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on highway drive between 75-85 usually :/
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