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Old 06-21-2004, 12:08 AM   #1
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okay.......the car only has 1800 miles on it and i'm getting really, really bad gas mileage!!! last gas fill up was yesterday at 13.8 gal (which is weird b/c i know it holds more gallons than that) i drove 255 miles.....calculates to 18-19 mpgs. I don't hall @ss or rev the engine higher than 3000 rpm. I fill it with premium exxon gas. what's the problem? i've heard of people getting around 23-25 mpgs (city driving)....help me out here guys!!

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Old 06-21-2004, 12:10 AM   #2
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you'll have to live with it, 18-19 MPg is normal in the city, all highway you can get up to 32 MPG
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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I get about 15 city 30 hwy with the stage 4. Sounds normal to me.
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:22 AM   #4
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Sounds fine to me!
I am sure you are jammin on the a/c too, hot hot hot...
What did you expect?
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:24 AM   #5
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I used to get 23-25 in the city. Then I started driving my car like it wants to be driven. I've dropped to 19-21.
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
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I get consistently 20-21 mpg in city, 27 highway. Seems normal enough to me :shrug:

I'm at just under half a tank left with 210 on the clock or so, but this tank also has yesterday's fun run on it, so I'm expecting it to be a bit worse than usual (mileage seems to drop off fast after the halfway mark)
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:29 AM   #7
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(mileage seems to drop off fast after the halfway mark)
i notice this too...


your gas milage seems right on. in fact better than mine.
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:31 AM   #8
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18-19 mpg??? You should be jumping up and down during the summer months. At school in Virginia, I'll see 15-16 mpg without driving hard at all
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:36 AM   #9
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hmmm....i guess you guys are right, i'll just have to live with it. thanks
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:38 AM   #10
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Sounds fine to me!
I am sure you are jammin on the a/c too, hot hot hot...
What did you expect?
i was expecting something ranging between 20-23, at least.
yeah, it's freaking hot here.....
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:30 AM   #11
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i get 300 miles on a tank if im easy on the street and 70 during a rally. It's a 15.9 gallon tank, 13.8 is correct
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:36 AM   #12
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Kinda makes me giggle actually...

I had NO concern for gas mileage when I bought my performance oriented turbo-powered car. We have people come in all the time with XT's, WRX's, and even STi's, who are crying because their gas mileage is "bad". I dont get it. Turbo doesnt mean fuel efficiency...in fact, in most cases, it means uses more fuel!

I have owned cars when after modded only got 6-9 mpg and I loved every minute of it.

Im sure this all ties into the fact that gas prices are high...and a lot of the customers problems we see are related to putting the 87 octane gas into the car to save money...in fact, there is a shop service advisory for it.

Enjoy your ride, keep putting the good gas in it...and bite your lip like the everyone else when we pay $25-$30 for a tank of gas I think its getting better though, it was only $2.01 for supreme unleaded gas at my favorite station, where it has regularly been $2.08-$2.10

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Old 06-21-2004, 09:24 AM   #13
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true...its just cuz gas is high. you mileage seems normal to me too. (mck day late and dollar short most of the time anyway :P )

enjoy the car and watch what happens when you start modding it, mileage really goes in the crapper!
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:35 AM   #14
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I used to be like my dad, I would keep a rolling journal/spreadsheet on total miles; miles between fillup; gallons of gas, and mpg.

it got too depressing, and I felt like an engineer, so I stopped.

I don't push any buttons for the trip, pay attention to gas prices, or how many gallons are going into my car. as long as the price looks about right at the end I flush it out of my memory.

reason being is, it is a necessary cost, I can't stop it from happening, I can't drop it, all I can do is fret over it. so I just roll with it.

I end up spending about $400 a month on my credit card bill at chevron stations though...
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:46 AM   #15
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the heat doesnt help. i was in ohio last week and the trip up there and halfway home i was getting 400 miles per tank....as soon as i hit texarkana coming home....i was doing good to get 350ish...and my driving style did not change.

i went to austin on sunday and have not broken 300...and the gas light is on.
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Old 06-21-2004, 09:49 AM   #16
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I was getting 240-250 miles from a tank when the car was new. That went up to 270-280 later on. Sounds normal.
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Old 06-21-2004, 10:32 AM   #17
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I am getting premium for $1.95 down by my house. All of the gas stations on Hwy 146 in the Kemah/Bacliff area are that price. As far as my mileage, I get about 260 to the tank in the city and my last road trip I got 340 to the tank. I never expected much more than that.
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Old 06-21-2004, 11:34 AM   #18
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I paid 1.90 last night in Bastrop for premium at HEB
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:02 PM   #19
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i just filled up with $1.88....
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Old 06-21-2004, 12:42 PM   #20
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You never go higher than 3000 RPM!?!?! Get a different car that gets good mileage if you aren't going to push the WRX a little.
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Old 06-21-2004, 02:52 PM   #21
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I had a '95 Mustang GT convertible with 5.0 automatic; got 20 mpg, which I was pleased with at the time. The WRX comes along, and I'm getting in the mid to high 20's, and I'm thrilled!

I now have a faster but more fuel efficient and roomier car with 4 doors and a trunk, goes like stink rain or shine; what's not to love??

Later!
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Old 06-21-2004, 03:00 PM   #22
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I tend to get about 275 to 280 miles/tank on average... but it's been a lot lower than that before if I had a particularly heavy foot I do about 98% 'city' driving/surface-streets... I never touch a freeway if I can at all avoid it (and, thanfully, I can take backroads entirely to work).

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Old 06-21-2004, 04:10 PM   #23
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You never go higher than 3000 RPM!?!?! Get a different car that gets good mileage if you aren't going to push the WRX a little.
Hmm a TDi Jetta comes to mind. They get 40's in town and you can still say you have a turbo sedan.

Hey Petrol, good point about enjoying the power!
Also, gas is LESS now than when I started driving - when you adjust for inflation - so I really don't even think about it!
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:20 PM   #24
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With only 1800 miles I wouldn't expect to see awesome mileage until you've put more than 10k on the car. Usually better after the breakin period.
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Old 06-21-2004, 06:51 PM   #25
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You never go higher than 3000 RPM!?!?! Get a different car that gets good mileage if you aren't going to push the WRX a little.
that's just daily driving, of course i feed a little speed to the ride, but not all the time..
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