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Old 03-29-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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PWN3D Mpg?

how many MPG's are you getting .because it seems that mine is probably the worste out of the group of us. im getting maybe 250 miles a tank. with my 1999 LOB i have the following MODS

Intake
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i have also changed my plugs wires, redon the heads and fuel filter changed my tranny and Diff Fluid. so i have all my regular preventive stuff done. so im sure im just pissing the gas away with my aftermarket mods but im just trying too see what you all get. thanks for you time and


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Old 03-29-2004, 08:25 PM   #2
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Got 99k on my '97 OB and I always get 250mi out of a tank. It's stock, and changing the air filter, fuel filter, plugs, and plug wires didn't help one bit.
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:33 AM   #3
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I'm lucky to get 225. Of course, I have to drive an extra 20 miles in the mountains, everyday...
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Old 03-30-2004, 12:48 AM   #4
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I'm getting around 220 on 12 gallons every fill up. Since these are always approximate. These are on 90% city.

I think I need to do fuel filters and spark plugs if I want something better.

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Old 04-02-2004, 03:54 PM   #5
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I get about 350/tank on my 01 legacy sedan...intake/stromung axle-back exhaust...350/16gallons==21/22 MPG city.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:19 PM   #6
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I thought my Turbo Baja is pretty bad, but guess not. I consistently get 23 mpg with lots more woomph Oh, bone stock.
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Old 04-13-2004, 12:34 AM   #7
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18 mpg biazzle!

Headers, Intake...
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:30 AM   #8
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I average between 24-27 mpg, with a 80 mile roundtrip daily commute, almost all of which is on highways. I'm real anal about gas mileage and track every tank in a little book I keep in the glove box.
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Old 04-13-2004, 09:50 AM   #9
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I usually fill up when the needle is just getting below 1/4. On occasion, I see a 14.5 - 15 gallon fill-up in the 325 - 350 mile range.....23 mpg average for @ 35 mile roundtrip to work (mix of around town and highway).
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:42 PM   #10
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There seems to be a lot of complaints about Subaru gas mileage. I just switched to a 2000 Outback from a 1992 Saturn SL1 (1.9L SOHC). I am guestimating 21mpg from what I see so far. The SL1 got 39mpg. I'm not happy about this, but hopefully the advantages of the Outback will outweigh (pun intended, this is one heavy car!) the increased fuel consumption. BTW - I got 36-39mpg in the SL1, no matter how hard I drove it.

It seems to me that the weight of the Outback compared to the torque it puts out is the key problem for fuel economy. The Saturn puts out 114lbs of torgue at 2400 rpm with only 85hp to push 2300lb. The Outback does 166lbs at 4000 rpm with 165hp to push 3565lb.

So...

The Saturn has a jumpy low-end and a crazy high end, but a sluggish middle. The Subaru is engineered for all-around performance and the 4000rpm band allows for great lugging in the low end....I've noticed this already, but maybe it's just the AWD. The all around performance for all-weather handling will be great, but the fuel economy will bite. This is the price we pay for owning this type of engineering.

Hopefully I will enjoy the drive as much as I have my Saturn. It's certainly going to take a while for me to get use to handling the extra 1200lbs....still, it handles quite well.
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Old 04-14-2004, 12:34 PM   #11
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I'm lucky to get 225. Of course, I have to drive an extra 20 miles in the mountains, everyday...
Sorry but Chico is pretty flat
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Old 04-14-2004, 03:44 PM   #12
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i get about 0 mpg because I am about to give up driving all together with gas prices so high.

With the amount of money that I will spend on gas this summer I could buy myself another expensive bike.
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Old 04-20-2004, 10:50 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by ajosselyn
i get about 0 mpg because I am about to give up driving all together with gas prices so high.
I like this one.

BTW, would you like to know how much is gas in Europe?
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Old 05-08-2004, 07:29 PM   #14
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I get about 250 miles to 300 miles until a 12 gallon fill up. That's in the 21-25 mpg range for mixed driving. When I get to the lower side, it's usually because I've been opening up the throttle liberally. Once on 5 hour highway trip I got 30 mpg.
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:12 AM   #15
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I seem to get about 25 mpg pretty solidly in my OBS.

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Old 05-12-2004, 10:08 PM   #16
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When the OB is running I get about 26 mpg. Right now and for the next few months it will be 0.
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:13 AM   #17
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I just took a trip and got 29 mpg with just an aem intake
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Old 05-16-2004, 10:43 PM   #18
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In the 3.5 years of owning my 2000 OB, my overall average mpg is 21.95. I've had as low as 17.4, and as high as 25.8. I guess it depends on where and what type of driving you're talking about.

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Old 05-24-2004, 12:38 PM   #19
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My 1996 2.5 gets about 23 mpg.

Dad's 2004 3.0 gets about 25 mpg.

(My brother has a 1997 impreza 1.8, he usually gets 28 mpg, and my roomate with a 1998 2.2 legacy wagon gets 26)

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Old 05-28-2004, 03:27 PM   #20
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I've gotten 500 out of a tank on a highway trip (16 gallon tank) with an '02 OB.

Normal city/highway driving is around 440 a tank.
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Old 06-05-2004, 02:30 AM   #21
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I just bought a 97 Impreza L, and have gotten a consistent 25 mpg for the past thousand miles.

Having traded a Dodge Ram 1500, I am very pleased!!
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Old 06-07-2004, 02:47 PM   #22
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These past two weekends, I've taken a couple longish trips to Columbus and Cleveland in my 99 LOB, and I got about 30 mpg both times, with the A/C on and cruising about 70 mph. I've been pretty impressed with my car, I bought it a couple months ago with 145K miles and seems to drive like a brand new car.
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:25 PM   #23
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my stock '00 OB (except for K&N) gets 21/22 mpg in gruelling LA traffic on the 405. on the highway I usually get around 26.....but I've seen as much as 30.5 over a 260 mile stretch. I think the mileage is great - especially since my other car gets about 9mpg on 91 octane!
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:29 PM   #24
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1999 Subaru Outback Auto (SOHC H4 2.5L)
Best consumption : 8.92 L/100km (26.4mpg) - Highway run
Worst consumption : 13.76 L/100km (17.1mpg)
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Old 08-18-2007, 02:42 PM   #25
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One simple thing that can be done to increase mileage on hwy. slightly (and reduce windnoise too) is to remove crossbars on Outback's luggage rack. Its amazing that it makes a difference but it does.
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