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Volkswagen Passat, Volvo S60, Acura TL, Infiniti G35, Toyota Avalon, Fuel System, Performance Mods, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
Nov 16, 2000 (12:16 am)
I just want to know real world experience on fuel
mileage on your car.
Please include year, make, model, transmission,
city/highway/combined. Type of driving, short
trips, long trip, etc..
Nov 16, 2000 (12:43 am)
Ok, I'll bite first. I rive a 95 Thunderbird V-8 automatic. I've only actually calculated highway mileage, and gotten about 27 mpg for a 300 mile trip. 20 MPG is a ballpark figure for city though. All in all, I think it's pretty good for a V-8. (My last V-8 car, a Grand Marquis, got 12 mpg highway
Nov 16, 2000 (1:13 am)
2000 Acura 3.2TL 5-speed automatic transmission.
Mostly mixed driving(commuting to and from work).
In mostly city driving, I would say I average about 17. On one highway trip I got a average of 28MPG. My usual mixed driving to and from work yields me about 20-21MPG.
1996 ford probe GT, 5-speed manual transmission.
City driving will still yield about 21MPG or so. Highway driving: I've taken it on one trip from NY to Boston and back and averaged 28MPG. in usual mixed daily driving(mixed city/highway) I get a average of about 23MPG.
Other cars in the house:
2000 Lexus LS400: 5-speed automatic.
On a recent highway trip to CT and back yielded 26MPG. On a recent trip from NJ to Pittsburgh and back yielded 27MPG.
Around town gets about 20MPG. And over the first 7000 miles of its life its averaged about 22MPG.
1995 Lexus ES300: 4-speed automatic On the highway will get about 28MPG. In mixed city/highway daily driving it will get about 20-21MPG.
Nov 16, 2000 (2:01 pm)
1993 Cavalier 2.2L 5-speed: 15 mpg (maybe) in all city driving. It's my in-town commuter car. I don't trust it on the highway anymore.
1994 Honda Accord 5-speed: Mostly used on the highway, last check (combined city/highway) was 28 mpg. On a trip from Cedar Rapids to Des Moines, got 30 mpg at an average speed of 71 mph.
Nov 16, 2000 (2:45 pm)
1997 volkswagen jetta automatic with 2.0 liter four cylinder engine. about 24 in the city and 31-32 on the highway (a little higher if i use cruise).
#6 of 424 .
Nov 16, 2000 (2:58 pm)
2000 Chevrolet Impala LS:
Powertrain: 3800 Series II V-6 engine (200HP) coupled to the 4T65-E 4-speed automatic transmission.
Driving environment: Mixed city/Highway driving, mostly slow city traffic in 80F+ weather (Miami)
Fuel Mileage: 18-20 MPG (City) 28-30MPG (Highway)
Fuel used: Exxon Supreme 89 Octane ($1.68/Gallon)
1997 Mercury Tracer LS sedan (Wife):
Powertrain: 2.0L OHC 4-cyl engine (Mazda engine)rated at 115HP coupled to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Driving environemnt: Same as the Impala LS.
Fuel used: Same as Impala LS.
Fuel mileage: 21-23MPG (City) 28-32MPG (Highway)
Nov 16, 2000 (3:15 pm)
2000 Accord EX V6 (Sedan)
Averaging about 18-20 MPG. I expect it to get better as I acquire more miles. Daily commute is 5.5 Miles (one way), about half that stop & go.
#8 of 424 Forgot to include actual mileage
Nov 16, 2000 (3:21 pm)
'00 Chevy Impala LS: 10,800 trouble free miles
'97 Mercury Tracer LS: 37,500 trouble free miles
#9 of 424 Teo...
Nov 16, 2000 (3:34 pm)
I'd say you're getting pretty good mileage out of the Impala. My grandmother's 92 Bonneville SSE with the 3800 gets about 27-28 mpg on the highway. I was actually a bit disappointed in it the first time I figured it up, because I expected more of an improvement over my T-Bird than the car delivered. Then again, yours is the SII engine, so it's more likely than not a more effecient powerplant than my grandma's Series I
#10 of 424 Rea98D
Nov 16, 2000 (3:44 pm)
How many miles on that '92 Bonneville? It appears to be that the refinements incorporated into the 3800 after 1996 (Series II)and revisions to the 4-speed auto tranny really helped to improve the overall MPG. Do you know the basic differences between the Series I and II engines?