Last post on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM
You are in the Suzuki Wagons
What is this discussion about?
Suzuki Aerio, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Wagon
#32 of 33 03 Suzuki Aerio SX - Horrible Gas Milage
Jan 14, 2009 (7:41 pm)
I just purchased a 03 Aerio with 43,000 and i checked my mileage on my first tank of gas and only got around 17mpg. Yes it is AWD, yes 60% of that was in town, but still horribly disappointing. I know I need to check my tire pressure, but beyond that I really don't know. This car is very different than anything else I have ever owned and I don't even know how to begin to approach this terrible mileage. It of course was sold to me with no manual and I don't even know where to start. Fuel additive, oil change, air filter, fuel filter....what? I am just wondering if someone else has any insight on a particular issue that these may have so I have someplace to start.
#33 of 33 Increase tire diameter?
Jun 13, 2012 (7:23 pm)
Would getting a tire with a bigger diameter work? A 205/55R15 wheel rotates 16 times less per mile than the stock tire, so I assume the engine rpms would be reduced as well. Your speedo may be off by about 2% and indicate you're going slower than you actually are.