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Old 07-07-2008, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Post your highest city / highway mpg in a Baja?

24 city 30 highway

2005 NA automatic... I wish I had a stick shift, as I'm sure I could add 10% to that.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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no you couldn't.... I have a stick and I don't get near that much on the highway.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:30 PM   #3
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havnt really separated the 2, but I imagine somewhere around 23 city 25-26 highway. 5 speed N/A
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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I consistently get 28 mpg with mixed driving in my 05 N/A 5 speed. I don't take many long highway trips, just lots of short 1 to 25 mile trips. I run 44 psi in my tires, I run the Pulstar plugs, I removed my spare tire and the associated mounting hardware. I have Borla headers and a cat back exhaust. I can live with this type of mileage just fine
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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i'm starting to think i need a reflash or alignment or something cause i get 24mpg mixed thats no matter if i flog it or baby it.

03 n/a auto.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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Default Breaking 30 mpg on the highway

On a recent trip to Maine from western Maryland, I got 31 mpg a couple of times on the highway legs (holding around 70 mph). Trips closer to home, with more mountains to deal with, I get about 27-28 mpg highway. Running around town (8 mile commute, mostly highway, 3 traffic lights max.) I average 23-24 mpg. City mileage does drop to around 20 mpg in the winter months.

Yes, I am easy on the acceleration ...... part of getting old, I guess.

Mileage has increase during the last year as the vehicle gets broken in.

2006 Sport Automatic, 15000 miles, stock.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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28 mixed city and 30 highway. 44 psi in tires and very easy on the acceleration. Manual trans. N/A

Except now she's broken down. Check it out:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1551049
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:34 PM   #8
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don't you guys think 44 is a little excessive for those potenza's? i was doing 38 and thought they were plenty full of air.
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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BTW, I got a CEL last week and had the delaer look at the cruck...It was a p0137 (I think this is it) code which required a new O2 sensor and a reflash. I'll be interested to see how the reflash help or hurts the mileage. it was peppier after the visit to "the doctor"
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:22 PM   #10
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03 Auto and get anywhere between 22 to 28 mpg
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:03 AM   #11
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no you couldn't.... I have a stick and I don't get near that much on the highway.
Looks like I'm not alone. It's not that difficult... easy acceleration and a minimizing useless braking. I haven't inflated my tires to 44 psi... yet.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:15 PM   #12
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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!
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #13
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05 Turbo auto, with CAI, at 35 psi

17/city and about 20-21/highway

usually i try to keep it under 80 on the highway.

I might try inflating my tires a little more to see if i see a difference.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:27 PM   #14
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04 Baja Turbo, 43,000 miles, 5mt.
Mods: ECU Tune by Dom, K&N filter, lightweight hood, bedcover. I'm also running slightly undersized tires which screws up my speedo and odo...so this is with the 'erroneous' settings over 500 miles or so.

25.5mpg on the trip, 20% village, 60% open road, 10% following huge douchebags.

On an earlier trip, with only the hood, K&N, and reflash, got 29mpg-ish. Could have gotten 30+ if I had babied it more.
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Old 07-15-2008, 12:21 AM   #15
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when i had my 05 turbo 5sp i got 24 on highway at 75mph. the turbo is not very fuel effecient, especially in today's gas prices. i would say you get whatever is advertised on today's new epa estimates.

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calcu...umn=1&id=21462
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:46 AM   #16
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I get as low as 18 city and up to 28 highway. Most of my driving is in the city so I usually average 18-21 mpg.
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:32 PM   #17
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20% city, 80% highway, 22-23 mpg if I baby it or rag on it. Reset the PCM and will get 26mpg for the first tank then back to the 22-23. How can I keep my PCM stupid and at base?!!!

'06 Turbo Auto
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:57 PM   #18
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K&N filter, 38 front 40psi rear... royal purple engine oil...

no x-bars, bed cover, 65-70 on the highway

I get 25-26 highway, and 21-22 around town, both mixed driving, full loads, empty...

05 twerbo MT
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #19
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shouldn't your tire pres. bias be the other way since the front has more weight on it?
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:57 PM   #20
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We just bought ours ('05 turbo 5MT) 1500 miles ago, and am only getting 20-21.. heading up from NC to PA this weekend with the tire pressure at 40/38 and the roof bars removed, hoping for ~25.

Once I get a few more posts, I'll ask about the slight bucking we get under acceleration..
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:49 PM   #21
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Quote:
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shouldn't your tire pres. bias be the other way since the front has more weight on it?

I carry lots in the bed for work lots, usually a few hundred pounds of table cloths and linen...

(unifirst)
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:28 PM   #22
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Non-Turbo, Automatic, tire pres.@35 all around,clean filters, and properly lubed...27.6 hywy/23.1 city, and it'll be 5 years old Labor Day weekend and paid for!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:35 PM   #23
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I forgot to mention I have a pair of bike racks on top and 46,000 miles
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:03 PM   #24
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Just finished a 1100 mi trip and averaged 22.7 mpg. 900 mi highway and the rest city. turbo, A/T, new oil, air filter, and 34 psi in the tires.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:13 PM   #25
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I pulled 30.5 and 30.9 mpg in my 03 Sport a few weeks ago. Driving was around 60 mph for 600 miles.

I also maintained 24 mpg pulling a small enclosed trailer while running A/C over 800 miles. I was loaded down with apprx. 500 lbs of cargo in the Baja and apprx. 700 or 800 lbs for the trailer. This driving was mixed expressway driving of 65 mph and country highway at 55 mph.

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