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#11 of 34 Re: Chevrolet Tracker: MPG - Real World Numbers [tidester]
Nov 04, 2006 (12:00 pm)
My New England mpg experience with my 2003 2dr 4x4 tracker 2.0L automatic ZR2 with less than 9000 miles and Wrangler all terrain tire pressure (the standard jeep tire)at 26 psi follows:
1) Drove solo 260 miles in cruise control at 50 mph on rolling terrain interstate - result 32.3 mpg.
2) Every day use drivng around town and country solo and occasionally with wife in mixed rolling /flat/ hilly terrain including interstates - Wrangler tire pressure 26 psi: result 27.2 mpg
I always try to keep my speed below 55 mph but don't always succeed, and use cruise control where practicable. I don't gun it when the light changes and I "try" to roll to a stop rather than braking - which often means largely ingoring (within the bounds of safety) what other traffic is doing around me.
In other words, I try to drive like a little old lady!
#12 of 34 Re: v6 tracker [arkainzeye]
Feb 08, 2007 (7:45 pm)
My 2004 is getting 23.5 MPG through January and into February here in Colorado. It's the 4WD version of the Tracker by the way.
#13 of 34 Re: v6 tracker [erscolo]
Feb 23, 2007 (5:14 pm)
Is 23.5mpg with the 4wd engaged, or in 2wd?
That's about what I get with a 2003 in 2WD
#14 of 34 Re: v6 tracker [jhumbertoap]
Feb 24, 2007 (6:59 pm)
what engines do Both of you have?the 04 and 03 models
#15 of 34 Re: Chevrolet Tracker: MPG - Real World Numbers [tidester]
Sep 12, 2007 (2:21 pm)
I have a 2000 tracker 1.6L two door standard. I just took my daughter to georgia back to college with it and we got 36 mpg with it on the way down. Unfortunatly i had some subframe rust issues where the entire steering came apart from the frame and was not able to drive it back yet.
#16 of 34 Re: Chevrolet Tracker: MPG - Real World Numbers [vtfarmboy]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:23 pm)
My 2000 Tracker 2 door, 2.0 motor, 2 wheel drive, 5 speed manual, street/highway mix, is getting regularly 29 mpg. I do drive slow though. Just keeping up with the traffic...usually 55-65mph
#17 of 34 misleading message
Oct 28, 2007 (7:52 pm)
As it turned out my 2.0l Tracker has 1.6l 16 valves motor in it. Sticker under the hood, says that the motor is 2.0l. However when I started taking it apart to replace timing chain, found timing belt instead. What is going on??
#18 of 34 Re: misleading message [wojow]
Oct 29, 2007 (2:01 pm)
I think there is a few other things that sep the 1.6 from the 2.0. Did the 1.6 litre have sparkplug wires instead of coil packs? And i believe the valve covers were different also. I believe the 1.6 engine might have been a SOHC engine and the 2.0 was a DOHC. what year is your tracker anyways?
#19 of 34 Re: misleading message [arkainzeye]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:24 pm)
well, I did VIN search on Carfax, and sure enough according to the VIN this Tracker has 1.6L4 MPI 16V motor. I don't know what that sticker is doing there. Anyway, if I know what I have, then most likely I wouldn't be thinking about replacing timing belt. The noise I hear around 2200RPM could be a valve that needs to be adjusted (?). Well, at least I will have new timing belt - it's time too - 106K on the motor.
.... motor has coil packs......
Anyway, I will replace crankshaft front bearing - has very tiny leak there, new timing belt, alternator belt and power steering belt - they get really noisy sometimes - I will check the front valves and call it good.
Now I am thinking about making a custom spoiler for hardtop. I think a spoiler( maybe with a break light) will make profile of the Tracker look much better.
#20 of 34 Re: misleading message [arkainzeye]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:49 pm)
here is what send me on a wild goose chase: