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how does your ride stack up

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:48 pm
by blackheart2358
fuel milage

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/findacar.htm


the camaro I'm driving is better than I expected
17 / 27


the jeep I want
6 cyl 4x4 wrangler
14 / 18

damn that sucks
I can't believe the camaro beats the jeep by that much
almost 10 per gal


so ... watcha driving and what do you get
are your numbers in line with the charts or do you get better / worse

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 12:56 pm
by Hardcoregirl
96 toyota paseo 4 cyl 1.5 L manual

30 mpg city

35 mpg country

When I've done the math I got 33 mpg so I'd say thats about right.

I didn't know manual transmissions got better gas mileage.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 4:08 pm
by Nephilim
Mine is an '86 Jaguar Vanden Plas (XJ6) and the site says 15 City 19 Hwy. It's pretty much dead on.

My wife's car is an '89 XJ6 and the site says 17 city and 23 hwy, but she actually gets around 26 hwy, not sure about city though.

PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:34 pm
by Sir Diddimus
My 95 Civic rates at 29/36 avg of 32

That is right on. I keep track of every tank, and I'm averaging 33.4 MPG for this year.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 12:37 am
by DarkVader
yeah, it says my tahoe gets about 13 avg.

that's about right.

but you can't beat the chevy small block 350 for reliability - it's rapidly approaching 300k miles, and the motor runs like new. nothing but oil changes.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 3:06 am
by gothic_spleen
ford probe, 21 city, 26 highway

yea that is about right

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:39 am
by Bigun
DarkVader wrote:yeah, it says my tahoe gets about 13 avg.

that's about right.

but you can't beat the chevy small block 350 for reliability - it's rapidly approaching 300k miles, and the motor runs like new. nothing but oil changes.


What kind of oil do you put in that gem?

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:41 am
by Silent Huntress
2001 Saturn SL average is just about right on. I'm getting 30.6 per gallon per tank and they said 31. Probably need a tune up.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 9:32 am
by DarkVader
Bigun wrote:
DarkVader wrote:yeah, it says my tahoe gets about 13 avg.

that's about right.

but you can't beat the chevy small block 350 for reliability - it's rapidly approaching 300k miles, and the motor runs like new. nothing but oil changes.


What kind of oil do you put in that gem?


10W40. My typical rule was whatever's cheapest, but I did decide to switch to full synthetic at the last oil change, because I'm bad about not changing it on schedule. I went with the synthetic that was on sale that day.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 2:11 pm
by vertigo25
It says that my 2000 Focus gets 25 city, 33 hwy. Until I moved out here, I actually got a bit better mileage than that, but that's about accurate now.

The thing that just makes my jaw drop, though is that on average my car (which is among the "best") puts 6.4 tons of CO2 into the air per year. Personally, I probably put a bit less out there because I don't drive as much as the average person, but... it probably doesn't make a *huge* difference.

I just think it's really sad that the best our engineers can do is *tons* of CO2 per year.

Kind of but not really related:

My GF drives a biodiesel Mercedes. It actually does put out a funny smell, but a few weeks ago, the stupidest thing happened. This guy driving behind her made a big deal out of gesturing to her like he was coughing; putting his hand around his throat and flipping her off. Eventually he pulled over, and was waving his hand in front of his face like he was waving away toxic fumes.

When she told me about it, I asked her what he was driving.

"Some SUV."

Figures.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 5:33 pm
by Russo
My Echo gets 32 city/38 hwy. I know a lot of people make fun of my car, but with that kind of efficiency I could care less.

PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:31 pm
by liz
I have a 2000 focus as well. I usually get around 30-33 mpg. I really don't do long distance driving. I am lucky that i mostly do short 3 mile drive to and from work. The most that i might drive would be about 40 miles to my parents house or about 45 miles to Athens or so. I have over 118k miles on her too. I plan on keeping it til it dies.. Heck its paid for and all tht. :)