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Old 01-20-2008, 04:47 PM   #11  
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I get around 20-22 city and 26-28 highway. I have the 3.31 gears. I've gotten as high as 31 highway and 18 as a low in the city.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #12  
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I see around 19mpg City, and 24 mpg highway. Though I'm never constantly going the same speed, and the way people drive makes me want to get around and away from them as quick as possible.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:29 PM   #13  
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I had a loaner v6 for 2 weeks and the gas mileage was only slightly better. I think it's 100% worth the 1-2mpg drop for the power.
I agree, if you're buying a V6 solely because of gas mileage, you're making a mistake IMO.
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Old 01-20-2008, 05:35 PM   #14  
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I had a loaner v6 for 2 weeks and the gas mileage was only slightly better. I think it's 100% worth the 1-2mpg drop for the power.
I agree, if you're buying a V6 solely because of gas mileage, you're making a mistake IMO.

















I haven't seen any proof that they get better at all. The number I posted haven't been beat by any 6 banger as far as I know.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:12 PM   #15  
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Yeah MPG is not that impressive in my car, and it being a vert & automatic does not help. I did orignally buy it a year ago with MPG in mind, but if the GTs are getting the same if not better then I need to come over to this forum
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Yeah MPG is not that impressive in my car, and it being a vert & automatic does not help. I did orignally buy it a year ago with MPG in mind, but if the GTs are getting the same if not better then I need to come over to this forum








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Old 01-20-2008, 08:03 PM   #17  
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We rented both V6 and V8 Mustangs before we bought our V8 GT. Both cars were automatics. THe V6 only got 1 mpg better than the V8, so we bought a V8. The V8 GT with an automatic got 19.6 mpg with the first 1000 gallons of gas ( after 1000 gallons the mpg meter in the car resets itself). I learned that the car could get 23 mpg on long highway trips, and averages 18.3 mpg on my daily commute.
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Old 01-20-2008, 08:31 PM   #18  
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It takes a lot to get 25+ mpg on the highway in a GT. You cannot do over 70mph and you can not punch it. You also can't sit in any traffic or catch a lot of red lights. Lastly, you've got to live right off the freeway and whereever you're going needs to be right off the freeway also.

I've owned my GT since june 07. Have averaged 19mpg over the last 10k miles. over 90% highway. I drive 75miles a day for work, I live .5 miles from the freeway and my job is 3 miles from it.

I've logged every fill up since I drove the car from Detroit to Atlanta. I've also seen that the trip computer is always optimistic. Usually over by .1-.3 mpg every time.

If you drive the GT the exact same way you drive your V6, expect 23-24mpg highway and 15mpg or less in the city.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:47 PM   #19  
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I should mention that for me to get 27 EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK, I drive at speeds of 60 as there are no interstates within 100 miles of me. Also, the elevation starts at 8000 feet and 35 miles later, I am at 10,200 feet. Then I do the reverse on the way home. We did get 26-28 last summer driving 1200 miles to San Diego and back. It's the driving style, the gears and maybe the elevation.
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