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Old 12 Oct 2016, 09:42 pm
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what is considered average mileage for a PTC with the 2.4 motor?

I have been 'playing' with the aveerage mileage guage and working it to go higher, I started at 18.3 and now up to 21.6 mpg
I never have any problem starting or running, and it seems to run pretty good .
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Old 12 Oct 2016, 09:47 pm
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Are you the second owner of your PT? If so, you can join the Chrysler High Miler club and get a free license plate frame for your PT, and yours will be a 200,000 mile one!



Just click on the link below and then click on the Chrysler link to apply:

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Old 12 Oct 2016, 09:53 pm
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You are in the range for an automatic - I say for a manual you'd be low.
A lot depends on where you drive - remember, sitting at a red light you are getting zero MPG.
Check tire pressure often and keep the tires inflated.
Accelerate slowly and when there's a red light ahead, coast - take your foot off the gas.
I keep a small book in glove compartment and write down every fillup, and have since car was new.
I'm at 128,000 + miles and get just a hair over 25 MPG OVERALL.
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 09:19 am
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In my '01 LE with 147K, I can get up to about 27mpg on the highway with summer blend gas. I do a mixture of highway (70%) and city(30%) and get about 22 mpg overall. Back when I did all city driving, I'd get about 18-19mpg around town with summer blend gas and about 16-17 with winter blend.
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Old 13 Oct 2016, 11:34 am
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Here is what I had after my latest trip.

'06 with a 5-speed manual. Mostly highway miles. I can easily get 26 - 27 daily driving which is half and half.

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But I have gotten as much as:

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Old 13 Oct 2016, 02:45 pm
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Wow, that's great. My auto gets an average of 17.9 in mostly city driving. On two 100+ mile trips with two in the car and the A/C on, I got just over 22 which was good. I noticed that if I get it into high gear, the mileage is in the mid to high 20's but the gearing ratio was made for power and acceleration rather than mileage. An UltraGauge that displays instantaneous mileage is really helpful.
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