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Old 05-19-2011, 02:29 AM   #51
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05 Saabaru 5-speed
23-25 mpg
Bone Stock
About 60% Highway 65-70mph, don't get on it much, but enough to still have fun.
I'm with you on watching mileage a bit more, not to the point of selling solely because of it though.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:46 AM   #52
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anything 25mpg and up is great.

i haven't hit even 20mpg in a long time, but i don't highway much.

it's an awd turbo, remember.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:11 AM   #53
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I have managed to squeak out 33.0 mpg on my 04 wrx wagon (stock) by hypermiling, just to see what it would do. Never over 55 mph, 50 mph wherever possible, never over 3k rpm, tires pumped rock hard, lots of coasting. That was on E10. Would have made 34 on E0, but I can't get that, anymore. That was the single most boring and annoying tank of gas I ever burned. 90+% of my driving is rural secondary roads and hwy.

My wife was quite interested in the VW JSW/TDI (since that came up), but it's a) too ugly (especially the interior), b) there's no way in hell I'm spending mid $20's on a car with vinyl seats (no option) and c) 50 mpg means little when the car is broke... and these cars break way... too... often. And expensively. That and local VW dealer service managers are absolute ball busting pricks whose pension program appears to be tied to denial of warranty claims.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:22 PM   #54
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Just finished my trip from STL to San Francisco.

On E85 I drove over 1300 miles and averaged 19mpg. On 91 i drove over 1600 miles and averaged 25mpg.

This is with my wagon loaded down with camping gear, my 2 boys, and a thule cargo box. I set cruise control at about 5-10 over the limit, which averaged 65-75. Obviously doing 85 with the cargo box sucked down the gas.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:17 PM   #55
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Just came back from our 1600 mile road trip to Destin, FL. Got 31 mpg when I kept it at 65-70 mph. It dropped to about 29mpg when doing 75~80. Also found out that I can get slightly better mileage without cruise, as I can let off the throttle slightly during going up slopes. This was 95% highway travel, staying off boost. Other times, it gets about 25 mpg during mixed driving. Specs on the car:

03 WRX @ 110k
Gas: 93 Octane
Stage 2 (catless w/ opensurce)
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Tire Pressure: 37 PSI Front, 34 rear
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:06 PM   #56
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2005 WRX
Catless TBE
AP Stage 2 93 octane
K&N Filter

I have documented my mileage for my last 8 tanks of gas and average 20.51mpg with mixed driving in Pittsburgh (a lot of hills). This includes WOT rips and cruising at 50mph with no boost and is my daily driver.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:00 PM   #57
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26MPG (286 miles on 10.9 gallons) mixed driving (70 hwy/30 other) with a little on ramp WOT

02 WRX wagon (4EAT) @ 109k
Gas: 92 Octane
(catted maddad downpipe, GrimmSpeed EBCS, Big dumb TMIC, Ported and Polished TD04, kartboy crank pulley, 19~psi quickly
Amsoil drive train fluids
Rotella T oil
stock wheels with conti DWS 225/50
Tire Pressure: 38 PSI Front, 38 rear

If it was a Manual it would likely get 28-30 easy on the hwy.

But for what it is with this trans I'm pretty happy with my best MPG figures ever lately. (after redoing timing belt , cleaning off crank and cam sensors and taking the slop out of the throttle cables)
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:50 AM   #58
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27 mpg, IL highways with lower speed limits. I typically get 22-24 if I'm not driving like a pissed off teenager...
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:53 PM   #59
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Quote:
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problem: you bought an inefficient car for commuting

solution: sell your Subaru and buy a Mazda2
^^Lmao. How about a turbo bike? No wait.. a HYBRID bike!! Then youll save on that for gas for you weekend in the Subie!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #60
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I'm bored, so I'm bumping this thread.

2004 WRX, 97k, 4EAT
Completely Cobb stage 2 running the 91 octane map and SF intake, new plugs, old tranny/diff fluid, oil 5w-40 Rotella with 2k miles


17-20 city only... a decent amount of idling in traffic

24... highway only.. 55-60MPH
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #61
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2004 WRX wagon with pro-tune and axle back exhaust and spt intake. I average 22-24 with my work commute which is city-like, not a bunch of lights.

I have 178k on it and find it hard to lighten my foot. Revs smooth
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:18 PM   #62
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I'm trying to figure out the cause of my recent drastic increase in highway gas mileage. I went on a 173 mile trip last month and used almost 3/4 of a tank (I think it worked out to around 22 mpg or so). I drove the same route two days ago and used 1.5 quarters of a tank (around 31 mpg).

Mods that I know of are: Invidia DP, UP, 3 inch TBE with Prodrive axleback, Godspeed TMIC, and silicone turbo inlet hose. I'm on the stock 16in wheels and have BC Racing coilovers. The only difference between both trips is that I did the washer mod to my axleback to get a little more volume from the exhaust
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:09 AM   #63
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03 wrx wagon
completely stock
last tank I averaged 32.3mpg I drive 71.3 miles round trip from home to work 6 days a week.
this week i adding a cobb intake, access port, 3" turbo back exhaust
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:52 AM   #64
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Might possibly have a lean condition if your getting high mpg
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:56 AM   #65
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i have a 2004 wagon with a vf 23 and surrounding mods and a tune by clark tuner, I took a trip to mammoth from the OC in California and I got 32 on the way back but regular driving I get anywhere between 22-24

not bad i think
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:57 PM   #66
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02 wrx 4EAT. cobb stage 2 catless. And a gimmick turbo inlet. best milage for me is 70ish with vacuum around 10 inches. I get 31mpg on a 4 hour drive to alabama on I-20 twice a year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #67
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If your looking for outstanding fuel mileage, you purchased the wrong platform.
I just got home from a trip driving from WV to MI and back and averaged 28.5 in my 02 wagon running an open source stage 2 tune. If I can get that, I'm pretty pumped getting that out of an AWD turbo'd car. Around town I'm closer to 20 or so.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #68
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I was worried about gas milage before buying my 02 wagon, but after owning it for 2 days, I could care less. It sounds and drives so sexy
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:43 PM   #69
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2002 2.5RS w/ Swap
Average: 14.5L/100km or approx 16mpg
JDM V7 EJ207 w/ Dom 1.5XTR, Perrin Turbo Inlet, Stock Airbox, Perrin DP, Maddad Whisperback, Walbro 255, DW 750's, JDM V7 6-Speed, etc etc etc
95% City Driving

I've got another car for road trips.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:52 AM   #70
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2005 WRX
Catless TBE
AP Stage 2 93 octane
K&N Filter

I have documented my mileage for my last 8 tanks of gas and average 20.51mpg with mixed driving in Pittsburgh (a lot of hills). This includes WOT rips and cruising at 50mph with no boost and is my daily driver.
Glad to see someone getting the same mileage as me in Pittsburgh. Our hills suck!

Keep in mind for anyone else listing your mileage, the terrain plays a huge part in mileage. If you live in Texas/Arizona or somewhere else with nice roads and virtually no hills, you will get better mileage than many of us in the Northeast with hills and mountains.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #71
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05 WRX
Catback
Infamous stg 1 tune
roof rack with fairing (probably going to take it off after my first few mpg calculations)
80% freeway driving at 65-70 mph
20% street driving with lots of hills
19-20 mpg

just to make sure im doing this accurately, I fill up right when the gas light comes on and have figured this to be 13.5 gallons. is this how you guys are calculating? because when the gas light comes on, the needle is at the bottom line. the manual says the tank holds 15.9 gallons or something so i just find it hard to gauge how many gallons i should be dividing by.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:42 PM   #72
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just to make sure im doing this accurately, I fill up right when the gas light comes on and have figured this to be 13.5 gallons. is this how you guys are calculating? because when the gas light comes on, the needle is at the bottom line. the manual says the tank holds 15.9 gallons or something so i just find it hard to gauge how many gallons i should be dividing by.
Just reset the odometer when you top off the gas tank. Next time you get gas, take your miles divided by amount you put in and bam you have your rough MPG number.

So let's say you had 300 miles on the tank and put in 13 gallons. 300 miles/13 gallons =23.1mpg
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #73
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I'll update, been a while. Here's my more relevant mods (i think):
Still stage2
OEM box with drop-in K&N
catless turboback & uppipe
GMS turbo inlet
Grimmspeed EBCS
EGR delete
17x8 wheels 225tire
Exedy Stg1 clutch kit, tapping throwout bearing!
Self tuned, Romraider, and likely poor job at that

My gas mileage is the same basically. I previously reported 25mpg 50/50 mixed and 28 mostly highway. This last tank of gas was maybe 75% highway, but the rest was all city except for several WOT pulls in 3rd and 4th gear. Got the bug to give it some gas when i got back into town for some reason, was winding it out to ~4.5k every shift in town, I don't know what got into me. Still ended up with 23mpg mixed, I'm sure my shenanigans lowered it quite a bit. 17" wheels didn't seem to affect it too much, maybe 1-2mpg at the most, and that's debatable really. YMMV, literally!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #74
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2002 wrx
i dont know what stage would this be
stock 2.0
vf43
850cc injectors
gtspec up pipe
catless downpipe to a custom 3" exhaust and apexi n1 muffler
arc intake chamber
prodrive boost solenoid
turbo xs tmic
enkei rsv 225/40/18
with a good front o2 i was getting about 19-23 city/highway

now that my front o2 went to s hit, i am getting better gas mileage.
i no understand, can the interweb tell me why?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:04 PM   #75
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2002 wrx
i dont know what stage would this be
stock 2.0
vf43
850cc injectors
gtspec up pipe
catless downpipe to a custom 3" exhaust and apexi n1 muffler
arc intake chamber
prodrive boost solenoid
turbo xs tmic
enkei rsv 225/40/18
with a good front o2 i was getting about 19-23 city/highway

now that my front o2 went to s hit, i am getting better gas mileage.
i no understand, can the interweb tell me why?
Kinda #'s did ur car make
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