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Old 13 Jan 2005, 06:00 pm
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I have a 04 PT and it gets poor mileage does anyone else have this problem also.I was getting only 200 miles per tank of fuel.This makes the second PT I have owned I had a 2002 it was great but we wanted one with all the options.If any one has info that could help please let us know.The dealer Slimans in Amherst Ohio has no idea on what to do.Neither does Chysler.Please help one unhappy owner. Thank you Ed Stottlemire
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I get between 18.5-20mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway... if this helps any. It's a 01 Limited.
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I get between 18.5-20mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway... if this helps any. It's a 01 Limited.
this is a 04 touring very nice ride but there is issues here the keep telling me nothing is wrong my 02 got 29 highway and about 22 city it was a 5 speed but their should not be that much difference between the 2 cars should be some but not that much.Thank you for your quick responce.
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Is it a NA or Turbo?
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 12:12 am
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I'm not sure how you judge bad gas mileage just on 200 miles per tank, are you running it to empty? I get about 280 but I run mine down to near empty so that when I refill it takes a full 15 gallons.

I usually set the trip meter to zero at each fillup, then when I fill up next time I note the gallons used to fill up, and divide the miles on the trip meter (reset it for next time) to get the MPG. I get 18 - 20.
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I tank up when the warning light comes on. this is generally around 200 miles or so. I go a bit farther when its mostly hiway cruising. I get between 20-24 25 mpg not exactly a gas sipper, but then, I dont care, because I love my Cruiser!! Its a 2002 Dream ser 1 NA
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 08:50 am
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I get between 18.5-20mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway... if this helps any. It's a 01 Limited.
this is a 04 touring very nice ride but there is issues here the keep telling me nothing is wrong my 02 got 29 highway and about 22 city it was a 5 speed but their should not be that much difference between the 2 cars should be some but not that much.Thank you for your quick responce.
Are you saying the '04 is an auto? That's a difference. Was the '02 a base? The base has narrower tires and that is a little better for mileage. Also, how many miles on the '04? Mileage improves as overall miles climb - the engine "loosens up" and has less friction.
I have over 80,000 miles on mine, and mileage keeps inching upward - to where on 100 mile commute I get 25+, but much worse for short trips.

Best things for mileage - pump up your tires - go a few PSI over the door sticker #s - and you can drive fast, but get to the speed slowly - the jack-rabbit starts slurp gas. Those tips are from my experience.
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estottlemire,welcome to this forum.Not sure what 200 miles per tank means[:I] We have two Cruisers one turbo one not Both get around 16 city and 26 highway.Try the search, type in gas milage .
Goldenturtle02 and Jeff V ,I remember reading a post from Sci Fi
that you should fill up your tank before it gets below 1/4 tank. To help keep the fuel pump cool.
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I get about 280 but I run mine down to near empty so that when I refill it takes a full 15 gallons.
Jeff V,

Some time ago one of the mechanical gurus that participates in this forum made a very good point. He said it is potentially harmful to allow the fuel level to drop below 1/4 of a tank. The reason being the fuel pump is in the tank and keeping the fuel level above 1/4 keeps the pump cool since it is submerged. I understand that it is a pretty expensive issue to have to replace it. Just thought you would want to know.
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My new 04 GT has averaged 16.9mpg over the 1780 miles I have driven it since new(mostly around town)
Mileage is about the same as I get on my '99 Miata, but I usually keep the boot well into both of them[8)]
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