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Old 01-13-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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What are you guys getting for gas mileage? My MPGs seem respectable (23-25). But I'm only getting 300 miles per fill up. That's awful compared to what this car is rated at... (320 city 420 highway). I have an all highway commute and I'm only getting 300 miles per tank? Does the car need to be broken in? Thoughts?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:31 AM   #2
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If your concern is MPGs you shouldn't have purchased a WRX...


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Old 01-13-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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16.9 gallon tank....


You are putting in 12-13 gallons typically?

16.9 gallons at 25 mpg is 422.7 miles. That's the EPA estimate.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #4
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If your concern is MPGs you shouldn't have purchased a WRX...


my .02
Thanks for not answering my question but this isn't my first WRX.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:00 PM   #5
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16.9 gallon tank....


You are putting in 12-13 gallons typically?

16.9 gallons at 25 mpg is 422.7 miles. That's the EPA estimate.
Maybe I just need to get used to the new gas gauge.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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I bet if you run the tank dry you can get close to the estimated numbers.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for not answering my question but this isn't my first WRX.
Get it tuned I got better Hwy MPGs when I went Bren stage2
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:36 PM   #8
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My 2012 gets 15.6-21 because I could care less about gas at this point I just enjoy driving it
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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I know its not a '13, but in my '08 i do all backroads driving, usually do about 280 miles per fill up, i think i average around 20mpg
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:56 PM   #10
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I think the gas gauge is just throwing me off and I'm overreacting. Thanks for all the responses.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #11
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I think the gas gauge is just throwing me off and I'm overreacting. Thanks for all the responses.
It's not the gauge, the light comes on with at least two gallons remaining, I rarely manage to put more than 14.5 gallons in as I don't like driving with the light on. If you want to go further per tank, ignore the light.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:04 PM   #12
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and then replace your fuel pump when it breaks.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:10 PM   #13
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I'm under 22mpg for the first 18k of owning a 2012 and I usually fill up around 290 when the light comes on, if all highway light will come on around 325 as I recall.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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and then replace your fuel pump when it breaks.
I've driven until the gas light almost every tank for the past 145k miles. No fuel pump problems here. Also did this on my Camry that was totaled at 180k miles.

I think that's a myth.
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #15
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Um, so when you fill up and note the exact mileage, also note the gallons. Write them into a notebook. Reset the odometer and go on your way. After a few months, you'll have a much better idea of your mileage than "300 miles when I fill up".
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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20.85 mpg has been my usual avg on my '13 WRX, I drive mostly highway as well. 75-80mph

I just filled up and did 291 Miles to 14 Gals
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #17
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You guys seriously drive until the light comes on?
Damn!

Which reminds me. One time I commuted from RI to Milton, mass for work. My gas was real low, but I figured I can fill it up along the way. Plenty of gas stations around, and I was running late. Well, I made it to work and the light came on. When its time to go back home, I went to the gas station, and noticed I had forgotten my wallet at home!

The only money I had in my pocket was $4.75.
Luckily,I made it back home with only $4.75 of gas.
Once I got home,my car wouldnt even start.
I will always leave emergency money in the glove box from now on.
And never pull that kind of **** again.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 AM   #18
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You guys seriously drive until the light comes on?
Damn!
You've got about 50 miles highway once the light comes on, you aren't going to stutter to a stop a few minutes after it comes on.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #19
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You guys seriously drive until the light comes on?
Damn!

Which reminds me. One time I commuted from RI to Milton, mass for work. My gas was real low, but I figured I can fill it up along the way. Plenty of gas stations around, and I was running late. Well, I made it to work and the light came on. When its time to go back home, I went to the gas station, and noticed I had forgotten my wallet at home!

The only money I had in my pocket was $4.75.
Luckily,I made it back home with only $4.75 of gas.
Once I got home,my car wouldnt even start.
I will always leave emergency money in the glove box from now on.
And never pull that kind of **** again.
Where do you park your car again?

to the OP, "Miles per Tank" is not a great metric, as everyone fills up "a tank" differently. Do what Jack said, keep a log (yes, there's an app for that) on how many miles on the tripmeter you do, and how many gallons you put in. It will be much more accurate than miles per tank. That said, even in my new XV, I'm only getting about "320 miles per tank". But I'm also only filling up ~12.5 gallons per fill up.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:52 AM   #20
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That said, even in my new XV, I'm only getting about "320 miles per tank". But I'm also only filling up ~12.5 gallons per fill up.
Jelly.

Lately Ive been putting in 14+ gallons at 270 miles.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:18 AM   #21
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my 2012 WRX got 19MPG with a mostly highway commute. Stage 1.5 though, and I cruised at 80

My FR-S gets 30-34 :-P
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #22
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I've driven until the gas light almost every tank for the past 145k miles. No fuel pump problems here. Also did this on my Camry that was totaled at 180k miles.

I think that's a myth.
Well, I used to think that and would run my tank down low all the time. In 2007 I was driving my '06 WRX wagon with fuel light on late at night and my car just died. No cell phone service. Flagged down a pickup truck and got a ride to a sketchball old house. Reminded me of the movie The Hills Have Eyes. Pretty much thought I was gonna die. Scary dude let me use his phone and I called a friend who came to rescue me after an awkward hour long wait watching him yell at his wife/daughter. Finally got the car towed and found out a fuel pump O-ring had failed at only 40K miles causing the car to die. So yeah, that's why I don't drive on reserve anymore.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:36 AM   #23
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What are you guys getting for gas mileage? My MPGs seem respectable (23-25). But I'm only getting 300 miles per fill up. That's awful compared to what this car is rated at... (320 city 420 highway). I have an all highway commute and I'm only getting 300 miles per tank? Does the car need to be broken in? Thoughts?
new car to you, check
enjoying the fun of a turbo, check
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low mpg i can believe that.

lets just use my ford excursion as a quick example
8000# truck with 7.3L diesel.
when doing 65-68mph on highway i can get 25-26mpg
68-71 is 20
71-75 is 18
75+ is 16ish
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:44 AM   #24
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lets just use my ford excursion as a quick example
8000# truck with 7.3L diesel.
when doing 65-68mph on highway i can get 25-26mpg
68-71 is 20
71-75 is 18
75+ is 16ish
By continuing that trend, I can estimate that your average mpg is close to around 8mpg?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:09 AM   #25
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I do zero highway miles. I let my car warmup in the morning for about 5-10 minutes. I get between 15-18. I go WOT here and there. I wasn't expecting great gas mileage but damn... Do the heavier, more aggressive tread Blizzak's have anything to do with it? (2013 WRX)
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