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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:29 pm 
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I've been commuting in a 98 Metro for a couple of months, 40 miles round trip.

I've been averaging over 45 on most fillups and pulled a 50.55 on the last tank.

Thanks to this web site, i've learned a few tricks to increase the mileage... hopefully, I'll be able to keep it at or over 50 mpg now.


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Location: flint michigan
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87 Pontiac Fiero, 4.9l/300C.I. Caddy V8/ 5spd 12 gal tank = 75 miles!

89 Metro 5spd 1.0, 58 miles so far and gas gauge has not moved yet! =)


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:07 pm 
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Location: Pen Argyl, PA (Poconos)
For those experienced in pulse and glide: I seem to recall someone saying during the pulse to accelerate with 50 - 75% throttle. That seems a bit aggressive to me. Roughly how long does it take you to accelerate, say, from 45mph up to 60 on level terrain? I'm trying to beat my current 35 city/42 highway performance.

1994 1.0 AT, WAI, Front air dam, side skirts, rear wheel fairings.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:07 pm 
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Location: Klundert, Netherlands
Just calculated my last tank, drove 1 liter:19 kilometers, without trying to save any gas (the boss pays :D) just floor it at the traffic lights and full speed (well 150 km/h isnt that fast, but for a 1.0 it is) on the highway, pull the gears until the end etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:12 pm 
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Location: vancouver bc
I moved onto hondas now, but just for comparisons sake:

1990 civic hatchback/ manual/ 1.5liter/500km city / over 600 highway

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:05 am 
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Location: Prince George B.C. Canada
'91 'vert 1L 5sp, untouched, with top down 49 MPG imperial @110 Km/h.
'96 1.3L 8V 5sp untouched, with stereo cranked 48MPG @ 120Km/h.
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'88 1L 5sp, 250,000km, 54 cruising mainly country roads averaging 70kmh-45mph
'95 1.3 auto untouched, 42 Hwy, 35 city
'90 'vert 1L 5sp, fresh refurb (lapped valves, new rings), with top down 51 MPG imperial @110 Km/h.

Those are average highway speeds. Sometimes a little slower sometimes a little faster.
Around town I average about 44 MPG in the 5 speeds. I never "rat bag" it off the line, it's just not worth it with a stock engine. Shift at around 4000.


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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:20 am 
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Location: Wahiawa, HI
A question:

I have a stock 94 gt. I am considering swapping out the final drive for a 4.4.

Does anybody out there have a guess or some experience with how much my gas mileage is likely to drop?

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:02 am 
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Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Drove my new to me stock 1.0L 93 vert approx 6400 km this past summer commuting 215km/day @ 65mph. Average for the total corrected for my 6% error for tire size was 4.68L/100km, 60.35mpg (imp), 50.26mpg (U.S.).

My even newer to me 94 3/5 hatch winterbeater is averaging 5.2L/100, 54.32mpg (imp), 45.23mpg (U.S.) on winter gas. I know there is more available there when I get my fuel system glitches worked out. My tailpipe is very carboned up and looks like it is running pig rich.

A big saving over my 3.0L Ford Taurus which averaged 8.1L/100km summer, 9.2L/100km winter doing the same commute. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Gas Mileage Thread
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:35 am 
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I could get almost 50mpg in my 1.6 16v 4wd sedan. If I tried hard enough, I would get 42-49mpg highway and if I stayed behind a minivan or something substantially bigger than a swift, I could get close to 60mpg. City was usually around 34-37mpg. Once I caught a Chrysler Voyager doing 90mph, stayed behind him for 60 miles and got 61mpg :mrgreen: On another note, I also own a 97 Voyager 3.3 and it only does 24mpg if I try really hard :-P In the city it can come down to 12, especially if I don't wait for the engine to get warm.

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