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Old 07-04-2009, 09:23 AM   #76
FRANK MARTINEZ
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2006 N/A Automatic Baja >> Best City stop and Go in Dallas,Tx being made to run the Gov't mandated 10% ethanol fuel = 21.557 mpg city.
Hwy driving best = 29.654 mpg. avg. speed 68 mph as per gps.

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Old 07-04-2009, 09:24 AM   #77
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My millage.
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:38 AM   #78
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Got the best I've ever gotten going from Jacksonville to Charleston both ways 30 MPG 2003 Auto
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Old 07-11-2009, 08:57 AM   #79
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My millage.
Thank you for the insightful and factual input to this discussion, I think this thread can be closed now.

Frank has shut us all down with his knowledge and insightfulness and this no longer needs to be discussed.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #80
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I'm getting around 22.5 mixed city/ local highways, 26 Interstates.
Auto Turbo, with K&N air filter, running 36 psi in my tires, using 93 octane.
That's it!
Keep it under 90, folks!
How much did that K&n filter help?
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Old 02-20-2011, 02:13 PM   #81
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anyone know the best way to improve mpg with a turbo AT? Its killing me at the pump!
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:19 PM   #82
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03 NA auto. Basically totally stock. 155,000 miles. 34 PSI Goodyear Triple Treads. No roof rack cross bars. Fresh air intake by ?. No bed cover. 63 mile commute to work and back on the freeway. 26 mph with speeds between 75 and 5 mph. 900 mile trip to Kentucky empty, two people. Air on the whole way. 34 mph at 70 + mph. Coming back with 600 pounds of stuff in the back. 30 mpg. City can be 20 to 25 depending on the season. I drive faster Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Run mid-grade Shell or Mobil gas almost always. Oil changes every 4,000 miles. New air filter every 8,000. Plugs and wires every two - three years depending on when it starts to show signs of misfiring. A misfire can take off 8-10 mpg in a hurry.

The only 'issue' is cold weather. Anything below 30 degrees F. and it sometimes acts like the choke is closed completely. Obviously there is NO choke but that's what it acts like. Stumbles, idles rough or not at all. Smell of raw gas. Black smoke from the exhaust. Turn off the ignition and restart and it's fine. Never have figured it out. It NEVER happens above 30 degrees. MAS? Throttle body plate? Throttle sensor? Don't know. It's not consistent or a problem often enough to worry about so far.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:34 PM   #83
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How much did that K&n filter help?
I never noticed any improvement in mileage (and I track it carefully) when I installed a K&N filter some years back.....
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:20 AM   #84
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Stock '06 turbo, 5sp, 40psi stock tires, no roof crossbars: best ever was 26.5 back in '07 (regularly averaged right at 25mpg) when the scoobytruck had <10,000 miles on it and I was using 100% gas (no ethanol). Now, with 50,000 miles, using 10% ethanol mix, I average just over 24mpg on the interstate if I keep it below 80.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:35 PM   #85
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anyone know the best way to improve mpg with a turbo AT? Its killing me at the pump!
Get a boost gauge ($25 used spt, self install in 1hr with min tools) and Scan Gauge 2 ($125).
Use the boost gauge to monitor vacuum, positive pressure equals boost; negative pressure is vacuum (more vacuum equals better mpg).
Use the ScanGuage 2 for monitoring a live readout of your mpg.
If you own a smart phone, download "Log Works" and buy a OT-2 instead of the ScanGuage 2; the OT-2 is bigger, better, & stronger.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #86
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On average I'm getting 22.5 or so.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #87
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On average I'm getting 22.5 or so.
Which transmission do you have, what kind of driving, etc...?

In the last couple weeks since I moved my average per tank has gone from about 19mpg to about 23. My commute changed from 15 miles round trip on surface streets with a speed limit of 45 at most to almost 40 miles round trip but on a highway that averages about 60-70. I hate the longer distance, but am slightly thrilled by the extra 4mpg per tank.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #88
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I just picked up my 05 Baja turbo 5 speed, with about 75 miles of freeway at 80mph and the rest in town, I pulled off 18mpg. This of course is with a bit of spirited driving, and lots of idling warming up in the cold.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #89
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I've only had my 2005 Baja Turbo for three months and 3K miles. I do almost all city driving and this beast is KILLING me at the pump. My city driving is pretty much a stop sign every few blocks. I'm struggling to get 15 mpg....factor in the price of crappy gas in NY state, and I'm needing an OPEC Gold Card. It's an AT and it's the first AT I've had in about 25-30 years. Couldn't find a manual. On highway trips I can get a little better than 20 mpg with the cruise set at 72 mph. Car has 77k miles and is in gorgeous shape.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #90
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Turbo / Auto sucks at mpg - best I ever got was 23 mpg in summer mixed mostly rural driving. winter is 18mpg how disappointing that a 4cyl gets such bad mileage. can you safely remove the Turbo on these things??? My STi has close to 400 hp and is getting over 20mpg LOL.
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:33 AM   #91
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I get about 12mpg now that I switched to E85 and 1200cc injectors. Lol
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #92
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I get about 12mpg now that I switched to E85 and 1200cc injectors. Lol
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That's about right, I get that with premium.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:15 AM   #93
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Best I ever logged was just over 26mpg, but that was with 100% gasoline, all highway driving at ~65 mph, and Baja only had 15,000 miles on it. Anymore the best I can get is just over 22 mpg with all highway driving at 65-70 mph. My mpg really fell off as soon as E10 was standard. I wish that stuff would go away. BTW this is with a turbo model that now has 75,000 miles on it with a 1" lift and taller tires.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #94
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damn e10. it should be a crime for adding that crap to fuel.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:14 AM   #95
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i get 22mpg city maybe 25mpg highway if i am lucky. but i found a high flow dry filter from subaru of jacksonville. doesnt help to much in the city. 24 or so. but highway driving, and being easy with the throttle and i was up to 29 mpg. 05 turbo auto sport shift. not that will make a difference.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:55 PM   #96
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18 in town 22 hwy
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #97
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I get 26mpg on average according to my Ultra gauge. It can get as high as 28mpg on average if I drive it really easy. This is mainly 60mph 60 mile round trips with only a couple stoplights in between. 2005 Sport 5 speed w/75k miles.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:05 PM   #98
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10 years old and 100k miles. Labor day weekend this year. 27.4mpg hyway, 24mpg mixed. 36psi Bridgestone
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:15 AM   #99
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So I turned on the instant fuel econ mode on my Cobb AP and it was the saddest day of my life. The mpg ranged 24-12 at 80 mph with the cruise control on, and under full boost it got down to 1.4...
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #100
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Low 20's on the highway, but that's with cruise set at 80 driving through the desert in NV/UT (75-80 mph speed limit out here). Turbo 5MT.
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