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post #46 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-01-2014, 12:55 PM
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It's curb...singular... LOL


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thank you everyone for your help. sorry it has been so long since the original post, i replaced the plugs, put some mobile 1 in, cleaned the o2 sensor, replaced the air filters, ran high octane and cleaner, a few times, i am definitely seeing some better mpg, and i am driving mainly highway now and i am getting about 24-26 mpg and i always calculate it myself, the dash is always off by 1-2.
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My brother is driving my Sky down to Montreal where I'll be moving very soon, and he travelled 1500 miles already and he is getting the following gas mileage:

31.5 mpg US Gallons
37 mpg Imperial Gallons
7.7 L/100 kms Metric

All in all very decent Gas mileage with an average of 110 KPH or 68 mph.

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My brother arrived in Montreal where I'll be moving very soon, and he travelled 2000 miles already and had 8 fill ups, never let the car go below 1/3 of a tank

29.9 mpg US Gallons
35.8 mpg Imperial Gallons
7.92 L/100 kms Metric

All in all I feel very decent gas mileage with an average of 110 KPH or 68 mph.

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I didn't realize it only kept track of the last x number of miles. I thought I'd averaged 29mpg at 79mph on my drive home from the dealership. That was the only time I ever drove it over 15-20 miles at one time though. It doesn't get as good of mileage as my Mazda3 wagon, doesn't haul anything either. I'm a gas mileage guy, and while I like the mileage I get in this car, but I really don't care. That's the conclusion I've come to recently.

It's a good thing to note the probs that the OP had, so I know some of the possible causes/fixes. Lots of forums have lots of gritching about old threads, but I'm thankful for them.

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I have noticed previously that the gas mileage drops significantly once you go over about 65mph.

If I would just cruise at 60mph, I could easily get over 30mpg. At 70mph, I would get noticeably less.

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I have noticed previously that the gas mileage drops significantly once you go over about 65mph.

If I would just cruise at 60mph, I could easily get over 30mpg. At 70mph, I would get noticeably less.
Same here, and mine's an N/A.


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Huh...I get about 34 mpg cruising at 70 mph in my car with the cruise control holding the speed.


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My cruise control discipline is STRONG. I try to not use the brake - AT ALL. EVER. When I go to TX from my house, I don't hit the brake for ~180mi, and if I can help it I don't brake until I get into the traffic north of OKC. Excepting the tollbooth, I don't generally brake until I get into that traffic. That's how I keep the mpg and the mph pretty high, even if I've only done it one direction as of yet.

I'm trying to find a US hwy route to Lexington so I have to drive...

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