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Old 02-23-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default WRX's gas mileage sucks.... kanda frustrated...

I like my wrx....... but gas mileage....

However gas mileage is big deal nowadays as U know.....

I can say my car is big big gas guzzler.... Besides... wrx eats ONLY premium gas.... it makes matters worse....



I am seriously considering selling my car... even though I love my car...
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:23 AM   #2
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not really.... maybe you suck at not keeping your foot off the gas. go easy and itll get 300+ to a tank no problem.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:25 AM   #3
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What kind of mileage are you getting? Do the math before you get rid of it. I think you will be surprised how little you will save unless you go with something that gets ridiculously good mileage.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:28 AM   #4
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Keeping your foot out of the gas pedal is generally the biggest boost to the gas mileage. I can usually get as high as 26mpg on a tank if I stay off the turbo, but if I have a tank that I end up getting on it alot it doesn't drop much more than maybe 23mpg. This on a 2006 with only a SPT catback and mostly interstate driving to work.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:28 AM   #5
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Oh boy, another one of these....

Go buy a Civic please, and be done with it.

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Old 02-23-2006, 09:34 AM   #6
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I went through the mental excercise before I bought my STi.

I looked at how much more it would cost me in fuel per year if I bought an STi versus a Toyota Prius hybrid.

Basically I was going to end up paying about $400 more per year in fuel for the STi....a car I'd be *much* happier with. So yeah, it's worth the extra $400/yr for a car I spend 2+ hours in every day.

-Michael
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:40 AM   #7
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If you're getting good gas mileage, you aren't having enough fun. And isn't that the point?
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:41 AM   #8
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300-350 per tank here. 20.9 mpg over all for the past 42000 miles. Some were race tanks at 15 mpg. (Not Street races)
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:44 AM   #9
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It's a relatively heavy car with a turbocharged motor. What did you really expect? If you wanted a 60 mpg hybrid, you bought the wrong car. Either deal with it, or trade it in for something much lower performance that gets better mileage.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:45 AM   #10
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I get about 20 mpg around town and about 26 mpg on the highway. That's good enough for me.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:46 AM   #11
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Wait, he's in SF, aren't they going to start running everything off of dog poo soon anyway? LOL.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:47 AM   #12
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I got the same if not less gas mileage out of my previous car (Integra). I see 230 out of a tank city and 300+ hwy. It's been the same since it was stock, and I'm stage 4 now.
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Old 02-23-2006, 09:48 AM   #13
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Living with an uppipe leak, (until today, fixed), I found there is a direct corolation with rate at which the boost is applied and the gas mileage.

Keep my **** foot out of it and am getting 26 mpg. Normally I get 22 mpg.

Cinemaster, you could always trade it in and get an RX-8. Expect 15-16 mpg then...
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #14
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I have a JDM STi engine and I just got 25.28 mpg on the last tank, that's 9.3 cents per mile here. Of course, last tank I got 19 something, but I was doing a lot of boost experimentation then

I figure these aren't econoboxes. If I wanted to save gas, I would have gotten an insight. If I wanted to save money, I would have looked for a $500 car in the classifieds. But I enjoy driving, and I enjoy driving this car, so I'm willing to fork out a little bit for gas and not regret it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 11:58 AM   #15
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Welcome to the world of spool! If you dont like it get a damn civic! Stay below 3000RPM and you will be fine.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:03 PM   #16
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I have owned several gas sippers, my saturn would get over 40mpg in mixed driving, my vibe gets low to mid 30s around town, and 40 on the highway, my wrx gets 25 around town, and 30 on the highway. That really is not bad at all. The accessport boosted my gas milage considerably as well.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:08 PM   #17
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coming from a 97 lifted 4runner on33's, my 06 WRX is quite a blessing.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:51 PM   #18
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I am getting 250-275 per tank, but the idea of selling the wrx NEVER comes to mind. If it was a big deal to me, I'd simply stay out of boost and be boring lol.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:23 PM   #19
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Seeing all of you guys with 20+ mpg makes me blush and realize what a lead right-foot I have. . .

I just drive too many mountain canyons that the wrx just begs for me to open it up in.

well. . . canyons and on-ramps and yields and . . . hehe

I might just have to challenge myself to see how good mpg I can get . . . for maybe a quarter of a tank or so
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:30 PM   #20
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trade in your REX for a honda elite. they get 110 miles per gallon. Then you can look like Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber.

Like everyone else pointed out...stay off the boost and you will see that you do actually get good gas mileage and your savings will be little. If you like you can invest in a Cobb Accessport and use the Economy fuel map. Should get you close to 30 miles per gallon but then you will be driving a wrx that drives like a 1.8 Jetta.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:33 PM   #21
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I get 19-20 mpg around town on WI reformulated gas, regardless if I take it easy of drive in a spirited manner. On highway trips, I average in the upper 20s, and have gotten 37 mpg out of a tank of New Mexico gas. I think it depends a little on the gas you have access to. 2 counties away, they have no reformulated gas. A WRX owner there claims he gets 26 mpg on non-reformulated gas with a 50/50 town/highway driving split. That's with some engine mods, too. Reformulated gas is teh suck.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:58 PM   #22
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Go to Stage 2. My gas mileage is better with my Stage 2 map.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:00 PM   #23
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Easiest way to up your MPG - slow down! Especially on the highway. From a drag point of view (which does up exponentially with speed) it takes much less energy to drive 65 than 75.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:01 PM   #24
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yeah on the winter blend my MPG went down
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:04 PM   #25
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stay off the boost but dont shift at 2 grand and floor it cause your not going anywhere, i did that for awhile and then i started shifting just below 3 grand and i got much better gas mileage
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