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Ford Taurus, Mercury Sable, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan, Wagon
Mar 31, 2007 (10:18 pm)
I have a 1997 Ford Taurus that is only getting an average of 14 miles to the gallon. I was going to replace the coil, plugs, and wires since the power is really going downhill as well. Do you all recommend that I replace those three items or what should I replace to boost my power and gas mileage? Also when I am idling or just start my car I have to at times rev my engine to keep it from stalling.
#13 of 59 Great Mileage
Apr 06, 2007 (6:13 am)
I have an '04 SES with the DuraTec and get great mileage. The best I've gotten is just over 33...driving 55-60 back and forth to work on interstate but a little town driving. I consistently get over 28 and this spring without A/C been getting 30. I don't push it hard which makes a big difference.
#14 of 59 Re: Great Mileage [gman23]
Jun 26, 2007 (10:51 pm)
Any good easy to find additives anyone would recommend to help the mpg on a 2002 Sable? It's pretty poor, but then again I'm not expecting amazing performance I drive it pretty hard.
Jun 28, 2007 (6:55 pm)
My '97 has 130,000 miles and I regularly get 28-30 mpg on the highway, 24 overall.
Getting 18-20 means something is very wrong: ARCO gas? (run a bottle of Techron through it - then Chevron regular), air filter, tire pressure, cheap oil?
It's a nice car -- comfortable, good mileage and reliable and not expensive to buy or own (if I want to go fast I'll fire up the Ducati and suck the paint off just about anything on 4 wheels) - it's just a good basic car - no complaints
#16 of 59 Depends
Aug 21, 2007 (5:51 pm)
I had a 99 Sedan, which got 9 MPG city.
My 2001 SES Sedan gets 20/23, which, is not very good in my opionion.
#17 of 59 2008 Taurus and Sable
Oct 29, 2007 (12:43 pm)
Any new owners there to report back on real-world mileage with the new 3.5?
#18 of 59 Re: 2008 Taurus and Sable [thegraduate]
Oct 29, 2007 (6:28 pm)
Mixed driving with 60% Hwy and 40% town, I'm averaging about 22 mpg. Road Trip with 100% hwy was in the 26 to 27 mpg range. Only 1,500 miles on the car so not broken in yet. Should improve I would think.
#19 of 59 Re: 2008 Taurus and Sable [bobber1]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:03 pm)
I'd hope so, since this is slightly below EPA. Thanks for your feedback, keep it coming!
#20 of 59 Re: 2008 Taurus and Sable [thegraduate]
Nov 03, 2007 (3:16 pm)
We have an AWD Limited. With only 1500 miles on it we are running 17-20 in town and 23-25 on the road. I suspect it will improve some - the engine seems to still be loosening up and providing more power. Hopefully that will translate into improve mileage provided we keep our respective lead feet under control.
#21 of 59 Re: 2008 Taurus and Sable [desertrat5]
Nov 08, 2007 (1:19 pm)
With AWD, those numbers sound right about where the EPA has them, I believe. The FWD version is listed at 18/28.