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Old 01 Dec 2003, 04:17 pm
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Hey,

I was curious as to what type of fuel economy people are getting... mine seems to be quite poor and typical driving is granny style highway... and at best, I might get 250 miles to 12 gallons = a very lousy 20MPG.

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Old 01 Dec 2003, 04:41 pm
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Hey PB, welcome to the forum.

There has been allot of discussion on fuel economy here, try the search at the top, search for "mpg" or "fuel" or something similar.
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We just took a nice long road trip down to Solvang from the Bay Area (256 miles each way) and I used up a tank each way - all freeway, 75mph steady. Not very good IMO, but at least I looked good gettin' there!
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I normally get 20 mpg. If I drive moderatly with the traction control off, I have gotten 24 mpg.
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Old 01 Dec 2003, 07:14 pm
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That is exactly how my mileage went (~ 20 mpg) until I got stage 1. Now, I average 24.5, with a high of 29 and a low of 22 (over 20 or so tanks). Previously, I couldn't get past 22 mpg while babying it. . .
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mvandale wow that is exactly my pre stage 1 mileage Is there really some hope with stage 1?? I never turn off my traction control does that really cost mpg??
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I have have never gotten over 20 in town most of the time it is 18 but i have never (in 1 year & 6000 miles) gone from first to second gear with less than 6000 RPM, the PT runs best at WOT. I just turned 6000miles and need new tires rotated them 4 times. the front tires just seam to like to make a screeeaching sound every time i take off.
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Old 02 Dec 2003, 12:41 pm
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SteelBlue: I think that the traction control myth was discussed in a previous thread, but turning the Trac off should NOT affect mileage at all b/c:
1) It only comes into play when the car's tires slip or spin (only on full throttle & snow/rain/slippery conditions); and
2) It disengages at around 30 mpg & any speed above that it will never be a factor.


For the record, though, I did drive with the Trac off in a controlled setting, comparing it to 'regular' mode, with no difference.
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Our GT 5 speed gets a consistant 22-23 MPG in town-- haven't really taken it out for a Looonnnnggg drive yet.

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St.Louis/Indianapolis @75mph: Mid-October with temp in 50's 23.75mpg. Steady driving with few semi slo-downs.
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