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Old 10-04-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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OMGHi2U MPG on new car?

Alright! second tank of gas and Im at 19.5 mpg. Im on the break-in so Ive been keeping it under 3k this seems a little low? Will the mpg go up after so many miles? Oh yea, its an 06 wrx with 688 miles. I made one trip to Galveston from Clear Lake and the rest as been in town miles. Im I just expecting to much to be getting better milage?
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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I would hope so. I get that in stop ang go traffic. I avg about 26-27 mpg hwy.
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Old 10-04-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
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I get about 15ish in my WRX
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:07 AM   #4
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I get 21 in the city, 30 on the way to Dallas, and using the up-to-10% ethanol crap they have up there, 27-28 on the way back.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:14 AM   #5
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turbo charged car = your not going to get good gas mileage.
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:16 AM   #6
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turbo charged car = your not going to get good gas mileage.
plus if you a lead foot that might explain why?
but give it time and you'll see a good 22-24mpg
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Old 10-04-2006, 09:24 AM   #7
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33mpg!!!! Ftw!
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:27 AM   #8
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I have an 06 STI and at first i used to get around 17 mpg, but after the first oil change i have been averaging a good 19 to 20 mpg city.

On the highway i used to get around 21 mpg, now i get about 23 to 25 mpg. I still have to pass the 300 mile mark with my gas tank.

The largest distance i have had the courage to drive in the STI has been 290 miles, (highway driving), but other than that, i average about 250 miles/tank.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:28 AM   #9
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turbo charged car = your not going to get good gas mileage.

Its not the turbocharger that is to blame, its the low compression ratio, and the all wheel drive.

*MY* turbocharged car gets great gas mileage. Because the compression ratio is still high =)
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:38 AM   #10
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Thanks for the input guys. 20mpg isnt great but Im not going to throw a fit about it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:39 AM   #11
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good - you shouldn't

if you are really concerned about gas mileage, roll in a prius
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:41 AM   #12
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On my 06, I get about 20 mpg overall. Brand new 06? You're in the Clear Lake Area? Come out and have pizza with us tomorrow night at Double Daves.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:48 AM   #13
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I would but I work 3-11, how late do you guys stay?
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:00 AM   #14
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Thanks for the input guys. 20mpg isnt great but Im not going to throw a fit about it.
Isn't 20MPG about what the window sticker said for city driving?
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:05 AM   #15
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My best was 33 mpg driving to Detroit. My worst was 8 mpg at a track day. Usually, I get between 19-24. I either eat up more gas boosting with my bigger turbo, or less gas, not boosting with my extra turbo lag, so its usually more like 19 or 24.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:08 AM   #16
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ouch... yea I guess your right.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:16 AM   #17
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first 6k averaged between 22-26 mostly city. I still average somewhere in that area. Havent done any all highway driving but I would expect it to be 28 or so.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:17 AM   #18
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turbo charged car = your not going to get good gas mileage.
rrrrrright
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:20 AM   #19
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Thanks for the input guys. 20mpg isnt great but Im not going to throw a fit about it.
20mpg is awesome... most cars dont even get 15... my old jeep got 9mpg... 10 is good. and try staying in vac. theres no need to boost and floor it and ride the rpms to redline everytime you start moving. (i dunno that you drive like that but most people do)
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:28 AM   #20
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You can't press the gas pedal and stay in vaccum. Its unpossible.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:31 AM   #21
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I get 51 on mine..... Bike that is. I t was horrible during break-in. My tanks got less and less mileage. Then after the 2nd oil change it started to increase. On about 3-4 gallons I get anywhere from 165-175 miles per.
My cavy gets about 32 mpg....but it already has 50k miles on it and I use only royal purple. It improved about 3-5 mpg after I switched.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:23 PM   #22
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the en gine will definately loosen up as the parts break in. I think your mpg should improve a bit after you get a few kmiles on her. One thing I have noticed is it is a little harder for the starter moter to turn over a brand new engine than a brokenb in one. I think this is due to the fact that the parts havent achieved their working clearances yet, which would also explain poor mpg..
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:31 PM   #23
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After taking out two of the three cats to compete in STX, I noticed a 3-4MPG jump.
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Old 10-04-2006, 12:47 PM   #24
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Old 10-04-2006, 01:31 PM   #25
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Its not the turbocharger that is to blame, its the low compression ratio, and the all wheel drive.

*MY* turbocharged car gets great gas mileage. Because the compression ratio is still high =)
thats a givein... I was just making a quick response...
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