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Old 05-03-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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I filled up last night and my Avg MPG display indicated 26.2 mpg, my gas consumption compared to mileage calculated out to 27.3 mpg, so the the computer was only off by about 1.1 mpg.

That tank of gas included a good mix of driving, everything from a Yawn Crawl out of Los Angeles to the burbs, racing up to the Lake as fast as possible on Saturday, practicing the occasional launch, and just plain old driving to work, then to the GFs place and home again which is mostly freeway but a good bit of residential at both ends of the freeway.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #22
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In conclusion:

City/City/Parking lot - 20MPG or even less
City/Hwy - Mid 20's (Just how heavy is your leadfoot)
Hwy/long distance travels - high 20's/low 30's.

Sorta like the sticker says, LOL.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #23
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I have the PP and I'm getting 25-26 mixed driving, also with driving with my 20"s.
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Old 05-17-2012, 05:19 PM   #24
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So far I'm averaging 24mpg, with about a 60/40 mix of highway and city driving.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:21 PM   #25
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Best tank so far today. 28.6 miles per gallon on my daily commute. I have about 11,700 on the car now. The readout said 27.4
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #26
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*Pokes head in looks around* Yup still Mustang Forums! Dayum, had to check again, feels like I've entered a prius forum or something

Anyways. Couple of things to remeber about real world MPG.

Fuel changes forumlation ever so slightly from Winter to summer and vice-versa, this will affect MPG (section 3-7 / 3-8).

http://epa.gov/otaq/regs/fuels/ostp-3.pdf

The report itself is vague on how the changes in forumlation affect Engine economy. They state Engine Performance....that could be interpreted in many, many ways and that's just what they want.

There are also different formulations of gasoline from state-to-state and even one region to another depending on state and federal requirements.

So my point is, you really can't compare MPG between one car in one state and another car in another state. Too many variables (driving habits being a big one too). What you can do is get a baseline for yourself and see how different things affect your gas mileage. For me, dirty fuel filter and dirty air filters are noticiable. I also noticed when the switch from Winter gas to Summer gas occurred.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #27
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I filled up last night and my Avg MPG display indicated 26.2 mpg, my gas consumption compared to mileage calculated out to 27.3 mpg, so the the computer was only off by about 1.1 mpg.

That tank of gas included a good mix of driving, everything from a Yawn Crawl out of Los Angeles to the burbs, racing up to the Lake as fast as possible on Saturday, practicing the occasional launch, and just plain old driving to work, then to the GFs place and home again which is mostly freeway but a good bit of residential at both ends of the freeway.
These are the ones that confuse me, I'm doing mostly this type of driving and I'm getting nowhere near that. Oh well I guess we're in different regions and every car's a little different and the gas might be different, etc.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #29
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I got a 2012 v6 PP last oct. The MPG display fluctuates between shows 22 to 22.5. I have never actually reset it. My usual highway speed is 80mph and I do tend to drive the car hard. Maybe you can do better driving slower? Personally I am cool with what it is.
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Got 33 MPG today on the highway going to work Going 80MPH
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:02 AM   #31
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The only thing though is the gas tank is really small. I just traded in a 2010 Charger for the Mustang and the mustang has much much better gas mileage but the Charger had a huge tank and did better MPG.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:21 AM   #32
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Excuse me?what are you saying?
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Ever notice that little sticker on the pump: "...may contain up to 10% ethanol"?

You can fill-up with a 5% mix one time and then a few days later, from the SAME GAS STATION, tank up with a 10% (or higher; the controls and policing isn't very good) and there goes a MPG or 2 or 3.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:41 AM   #34
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I haven't noticed that much of a variation in tanks for the same kind of driving.
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I haven't noticed that much of a variation in tanks for the same kind of driving.
I was simply pointing out the possible variations and there are many more. Even if you had the same fuel to use to perform your tests (which would eliminate one of many variables), you still won't see the exact same mileage from fill-up to fill-up. Also, if you're not resetting the onboard at each fill-up, you WON'T see much variation even when your mileage varies due to the averaging that the onboard does. After thousands of data points a dip or peak can't be detected.
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Got 33 MPG today on the highway going to work Going 80MPH
BS!!! Maybe on the back of a tow truck at idle!
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I was simply pointing out the possible variations and there are many more. Even if you had the same fuel to use to perform your tests (which would eliminate one of many variables), you still won't see the exact same mileage from fill-up to fill-up. Also, if you're not resetting the onboard at each fill-up, you WON'T see much variation even when your mileage varies due to the averaging that the onboard does. After thousands of data points a dip or peak can't be detected.
I gotcha. Weather and traffic can affect mpgs too, just to name a couple.

As for the small tank comment someone made, I do miss my 20 gallon 350z tank.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:59 PM   #38
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I probably pay too much attention to my gas mileage, and I DON'T have a performance package. But I have noticed that what you guys are saying is true.
If you get long runs on the freeway at 70 mph or less you can get fantastic mileage. I can get 30-35 mpg on the freeway. If I set the cruise control at 65 I am sure I can do even better. I am running the Steeda CAI and tune with 91 octane.

The around town driving does kill the MPG, but I still pull off around 26 or better most of the time and I am kind of an assertive driver.

It has gotten hot here the last few days, I think was about 106*F yesterday when I was driving around, I am expecting that to make an impact on my mileage as well. I slogged it in some seriously slow traffic yesterday because of a bad accident, I think the read out was say 23-24 mpg, and it is usually low by about 1.5 mpg. But anything that would get better mileage pretty much would have less power.

I still think dollar for dollar the 3.7l is fantastic value. I would be hard pressed to find some thing else that would be as fun to drive and as easy on wallet to fill up.

As for the tank size, I typically go around 380 miles in between fill up(13-14 gallons), I have no complaints about that. I am currently paying about $3.69 for 91. If I am closer to Los Angles It is cost more like $3.89. It is nice to finally go to the pump and not pay over $60 for a fill up
I am really looking forward to trying some more bolt on mods. So far my MPG got slightly better with each mod.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #39
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I have a v6 and i usually always fill up 89. Here in California we have 87/89/91. I have about 1200 miles on it, I reset my mpg meter at 50 miles, and right now, im averaging about 17.5. I drive almost all city, either in Los Angeles or San Diego.

So 2 questions:
Will filling up with different octane gases affect mpg?
Will mpg improve a bit once it gets broken in more?
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The only thing though is the gas tank is really small. I just traded in a 2010 Charger for the Mustang and the mustang has much much better gas mileage but the Charger had a huge tank and did better MPG.
A bigger tank won't give you better MPG - and you already said that the Mustang has "much much better gas mileage" which is MPG. I think that you meant to say range - miles per tank. A bigger tank with similar MPG will have more range.
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