Poll: Whats your best gas mileage?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by marx404, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. marx404

    marx404 Guest

    Please post model, year and 4 or 6 cyl, man or auto.

    On my '07 ION3, manual 2.2L I am getting an average of 360 mi on a tank, up
    to 400 mi. Average = 30mpg, and that's driving at an average of 60mpg on
    country roads.
    marx404, Nov 22, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    '96 SL2 (4cyl DOHC) AT -- average 28 to 29 mpg combined city/highway. Best so
    far on a highway trip was 34+.
    Doug Miller, Nov 23, 2007
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    M. Halliwell Guest

    2003 Ion 1 2.2L I4
    Average 34 mpg (combined highway and city)
    Highest 44 mpg (highway only)
    M. Halliwell, Nov 23, 2007
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    Oppie Guest

    2001 lw300 V6 engine, automatic
    I typically get about 300 miles per tank (15 gallons) in a mix of
    city/highway. On long highway trips it goes to perhaps 400 miles per tank
    (65mph). Lately I think that the gasoline formulation is being messed with
    as I have been getting only about 250 miles per tank. Nothing else has
    changed. I typically buy BP Regular grade.
    Oppie, Nov 27, 2007
  5. I generally fill up with Super America gasoline (regular). One week,
    when the price of gas was unusually high, I decided to try a tank full
    of BP (Because it was cheaper). I noticed a loss of power, and some
    hesitation over the nezxt couple of weeks. I switched back to my
    typical flavor of gasoline, and everything became better.

    I don't know if the car just didn't like CHANGING fuels, but I suspect
    that the quality of the BP fuel is lower, which explains the lower

    Matthew Fries, Nov 28, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Not sure what my *best* is but I routinely get better than 40 mpg overall during warm periods.
    1999 SL 4 cyl (1.9L) manual trans approx 60/40 hwy/city
    Steve, Nov 28, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    Doug Miller, Nov 28, 2007
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    Jon Jon Guest

    Not exactly -- he did say "routinely" and when I slide from Reno to
    Roseburg, Oregon - 400 miles I get 36-38 MPG with my '98 SW2 automatic;
    so 40 MPG would not be uncommon.

    Other than road trips I only drive like 150 miles per Month <I live 1/4
    block from work> -- a LONG city trip to me is like 5 miles -- I'll check
    my mileage next time I fill up, which is usually once every 5 weeks.
    Jon Jon, Nov 28, 2007
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    teem Guest

    One point i remember when i bought this 03 Ion,was to use the low
    grade octane level,the enngines computer was calabrated for it.So far
    its been great.
    teem, Nov 29, 2007
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    Keith Guest

    During the summer I get around 40mpg with my 00 SL2 (the Sleek Blue
    Bueaty), during the winter I get around 35mpg...
    Keith, Nov 29, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Thank you for your well-reasoned and carefully documented contribution; but couldn't you have stated your view less
    verbosely? :)
    Steve, Nov 29, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    Nope. But I could have stated it *more* verbosely: what you claim to be
    getting is something like 75% better than the EPA estimates for that model,
    when it was *new*.

    That's bullshit.

    60/40 kilometers per gallon I could believe. But miles per gallon? Impossible.
    Either your math is badly wrong, or you don't know how to measure, or you're
    just guessing, or you're lying. I can't tell which.
    Doug Miller, Nov 29, 2007
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    carlkeehn Guest

    More likely Steve is referring to the percentage of highway vs city driving
    which generates the 40 mpg claim. IE 60% highway and 40% city driving.
    carlkeehn, Nov 30, 2007
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    Doug Miller Guest

    If that's the case, then I misunderstood, and I apologize. But it sure doesn't
    read that way to me.
    Doug Miller, Nov 30, 2007
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    Steve Guest

    Thanks, carlkeehn, you are exactly correct. *Now* I see why you replied as you did, Doug. If you had said why
    originally, you could have saved us a couple of days of my thinking you were being a rude troll ... now I know you were
    just being rude. :) <smile>
    Steve, Nov 30, 2007
  16. I had a 1999 SL1 manual as well and routinely got over 40mpg on the
    highway. Granted I was only going 60 mph, that still isn't bad for 7
    years ago.
    Dennis Midkiff, Dec 1, 2007
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    Homer Guest

    My 2005 Vue FWD, V6 gets about 24 in town and on a long, long trip driving
    from San Diego to Houston, TX non stop we got 32.6.
    Homer, Dec 11, 2007
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