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Old 07-16-2003, 09:51 AM   #1
dangrass
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Has anyone taken their STi on a long freeway trip yet? What kind of gas mileage were you able to attain?
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Old 07-16-2003, 10:01 AM   #2
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28 MPG cruising at 72 MPH with the cruise control on. Covered 420+ Miles on the trip
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Old 07-16-2003, 10:06 AM   #3
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Not bad! Seems about the same as a non-STi WRX...
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Old 07-16-2003, 10:59 AM   #4
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I get 20/22 with mostly freeway and some city.

24 freeway at 80...

Premium gas=expensive
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:02 PM   #5
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Yep... I get anywhere from 17-22 driving to and from work. When I drive on long trips and can leave it in 6th... I can get around 28mpg while driving around 80-85.
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:11 PM   #6
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dang. on my first tank i got 14mpg. on my 2nd, 17mpg, and since then i get any where in between. nothing above, and nothing below...what can i say, i LOVE THIS CAR!
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Old 07-16-2003, 04:16 PM   #7
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oh and by the way, this is about half city driving and half highway driving. i sometimes forget to put it into 6th gear on the expressway...and i love how much it pulls from anywhere over 60.

all i can say is that i dont mind the fuel economy. id gladly pay that much in fuel to drive this wonderful machine. not to mention, my car doesnt ping. so no complaints here.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:12 PM   #8
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I did 4 (four) mpg on a road course!
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:29 PM   #9
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I think my ~3400 mi road trip from MN to FL and back qualifies me to make a statement, huh? I am happy to report that my average over the whole trip rounds to 25mpg. The best I got was 25.5, and the worst was 24mpg. The best mileage was running through Indiana in the middle of the night w/o air and the worst was travelling through Milwaukee/Chicago right after rush hour in 85+ degree heat with the air on. What I found most impressive was the consistency, I managed to get a tick under 25mpg travelling from Jax Beach to about Pensacola at an average speed of 87mph! It really didn't matter if I had the air on or off (I don't care about 0.5-0.8mpg differences, BTW) or how fast we were travelling. Actually the stretch between Madison, WI and Gary, IN was the slowest average speed, but I got the worst mileage (mostly due to traffic, I'm sure). My co-driver drove for a whopping 3.5hrs each way, but he did it without the cruise on and managed to get nearly 25mpg as well, kind of a surprise to me. Also, as a reference, I typically get ~17mpg in my daily driving which is about 80-85% city. Well, that is my experience, anyway.

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One more thing, I did notice the difference in power output when it was real warm and humid (94+ and humid enough to be hazy). I don't think it affected the mileage too much as I had the cruise on most of the time.
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Old 07-16-2003, 05:34 PM   #10
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Ya, there's a bit less at 95 to 100 F here in Houston, where's its so humid you never need to drink, just breathe...

At night when it gets down to about 77, the response is noticeably better. Its still fast as heck, but as an American I believe that more is better.
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Old 07-16-2003, 06:25 PM   #11
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Not bad really. Anyone on the list had any second thoughts about the STi? Was the STi vs. Evo decision a no-brainer?

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Old 07-16-2003, 06:27 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by G-shock
I did 4 (four) mpg on a road course!
...and to think I thought the mileage on my C5 was bad at track days....it gets 8!
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Old 07-16-2003, 11:40 PM   #13
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On the freeway I got 22-24.2 mpg with the air conditioning on while driving 2400 miles from Colorado to California and back.
In the city I usually get 18-22 mpg, but who really cares about gas mileage anyway?
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Old 07-17-2003, 12:11 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Zeta
On the freeway I got 22-24.2 mpg with the air conditioning on while driving 2400 miles from Colorado to California and back.
In the city I usually get 18-22 mpg, but who really cares about gas mileage anyway?
I do....to find a car that both performs well and is efficient is a great thing. There's nothing good about using lots of gas.
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