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Old 19 Apr 2015, 08:50 pm
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I have a 2006 touring edition 2.4 auto and I cannot break 20 mpg with it. I had a 74 Pinto wagon with the 2400cc auto I got 20 mpg with back in the old days. A 32 year newer car with a modern 2.4 auto with lock up getting worse mpg than a pinto is frankly pathetic. I asked around and this is normal? really?
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 08:58 pm
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I have a 2006 touring edition 2.4 auto and I cannot break 20 mpg with it. I had a 74 Pinto wagon with the 2400cc auto I got 20 mpg with back in the old days. A 32 year newer car with a modern 2.4 auto with lock up getting worse mpg than a pinto is frankly pathetic. I asked around and this is normal? really?
Pretty much...I get 21.5...some don't even get 20.

What kind of gas mileage are you getting?
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 08:59 pm
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The only way to get max mileage is level highway cruzing. I get around 200 miles per tank in western PA. constant Up hill down hill stop and go.

300 mile per tank full on turnpike cruzin @75mph

Same driving I got better mileage with the 01.
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 09:12 pm
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'01 PT [auto] limited.
Over just under 300 miles of highway [70-80 a good half of it] 24.5 MPG.
'97 escort [auto] got 31 MPG over same route.
'85 turbo coupe T-bird [5-speed] averaged 28+
Mileage does seem to be a weak point with the PT.
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Old 19 Apr 2015, 11:47 pm
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I have an 04 with a stage 1 Turbo. All I know is I get better mileage when I don't race ricers from the green light. It is all relative, as in better than my old 57 Olds was getting back in the day. As for me, I would rather drive my 04 Turbo than a Prius but if you were to GIVE me a TESLA to go green, I would think about it.
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Old 20 Apr 2015, 09:53 am
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Hey 20 is just about what you can expect yep it makes no sence its a heavy car and it is underpowered and its not shaped to go through the wind so yep 20 +/- 3 is what you can expect and trust me the next question How can i make it get better mpgs ????ou cant id say sell it and buy a honda its a cool looking fun to drive highway cruser that makews me smile when i see it---just not when we are are the pump-lol
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Old 20 Apr 2015, 12:33 pm
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Sometimes I just go back and forth on some threads deciding if I really should respond.


NOTE:The first post *new member has not returned to his thread?

Next You can not compare a PT Cruiser to other vehicles. If you do get all your engineering information about what vehicle you are comparing and not what your "street logic" is suggesting.

The nex BIG item is the state of running condition of any PT should be posted before anyone starts in with their sad story about how they think the PT Cruiser is so awful on MPG.

Funny as I have reported many times which also included operating conditions our 2005 ATX GT PT Cruiser to use my resent quote in another thread about PT Cruiser and MPG.........

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PCM calibrated very well tuned 2005 GT
Average 24+ mpg Daily driving

These threads about MPG have been started a couple or more times and there is a lot of interesting response you may try using the search feature to find them.
I would also like to note that I run a DiabloSport adjusted 93 performance tune as well.
By this alone my MPG should be diminished slightly from what ever my baseline stock delta were.


This MPG would be very much in line when you take into account the CG,gross weight,final gear ration. state of tune, condition of all other accountable and adjustable items,i.e. tire wear,tire pressure,spark plugs,wires etc.

The PT Cruiser starts to lose its efficiency and best MPG at highway straight and level at about 63mph. Faster vehicle speeds will cause a decline exponentially in the MPG as you get close to 70mph or more.

The PCM mapping as far as I have observed through data logging is to get the beast (PT Cruiser) moving from a start and really not adjusting for cruise speeds of 60mph+


*The last rant I have is why new members keep starting thread about PT Cruiser MPG when there are so many already started and actually one of the easier threads to find using the search feature???
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Old 20 Apr 2015, 02:22 pm
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I have a 2006 touring edition 2.4 auto and I cannot break 20 mpg with it. I had a 74 Pinto wagon with the 2400cc auto I got 20 mpg with back in the old days. A 32 year newer car with a modern 2.4 auto with lock up getting worse mpg than a pinto is frankly pathetic. I asked around and this is normal? really?

Yeah,

But the Ford Pinto was much lighter and way more aerodynamic than a PT Cruiser.



PS: My 2005 PT Cruiser GT with Stage 1 gets 22 mpg if I drive with my toe and about 17 mpg if I romp on it which I often do. But highway alone is about 25 mpg. Back in the day, I owned a 1976 Mustang II with the 2.3L Pinto engine in it. I think 22 mpg was about the best it ever did. Mine looked almost exactly like this except I had very large and wide tires on the back and had it jack up at almost a 30 degree angle.

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Old 20 Apr 2015, 02:48 pm
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handy, i find it interesting that on that particular models rear bumper, ford chose to a chevrolet caprice front bumper.
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Old 20 Apr 2015, 03:32 pm
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Mustang II...what a s**t car...

I helped a friend with hers once, I felt embarrassed even test driving it

I have owned a '72 '73 & '79 (for a short time).
I loved my '73, one off the best cars I've ever owned.
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