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post #591 of 708 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 10:02 PM
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The drive down was the best---it had just snowed a few days before so the red rock and snow combo with the blue bird sunny sky made it very scenic. On the way back, it started snowing south of Flagstaff and hit patches of snow and some snow packed roads off and on for the next 300 miles.
I bet that was nice. Lucky you! I wish we had snow during our trip.

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post #592 of 708 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 10:29 PM
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On my 99OB with 5MT, I mainly get about 23-28. On a 816 mile drive on I-20 I got an average of 26. On a 15 gallon tank if you try and get about 100 miles on a quarter tank, you will most of the time get about 28mpg. I had a 96 from a dealer witht he 4EAT and it alwas got 23mpg no matter what I did. Even on a 300 mile round trip.
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On my 99OB with 5MT, I mainly get about 23-28. On a 816 mile drive on I-20 I got an average of 26. On a 15 gallon tank if you try and get about 100 miles on a quarter tank, you will most of the time get about 28mpg. I had a 96 from a dealer witht he 4EAT and it alwas got 23mpg no matter what I did. Even on a 300 mile round trip.
Did you run premium in the 96? They're supposed to be run on premium.
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post #594 of 708 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 12:04 AM
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I commute 75 miles to work every day, over a mountain that climbs from home (3500') to the peak of the mountain pass (7200') and down to work (5000'). On the up hand I've gotten rather good at coasting either in gear with engine breaking or in neutral which has made up for most of the cost of climbing over the hill. I still routinely pull 28-29 mpg in the 97 2.5L 5MT OBW but can get 32-33 in the 97 2.2L 5MT Impreza.

Here is a vid of someone driving over Mingus Mountain, the mountain I traverse 5x per week!

http://youtu.be/IR9Z174oiIg

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post #595 of 708 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 06:43 PM
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5600 miles mileage results

At 5600 miles:
26.1 MPG general driving with roof rack cross bars folded to the side
25.5 MPG general driving with roof rack cross bars across the roof
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129 miles yesterday in a 6' snowfall driving 40-45 mph and 1500 rpms the whole way and the best i got was 23mpg which sucks. And before any ask I was now spinning wheels ans such. Just a steady drive. A 2012 w/10000 miles and this 2013 OB w/ 3000 and the best we ever saw was 24.

I think Subaru is full of it with 30mpg!

2012 OB 2.5i summer blend fuel = 29.7 average for the first 23,000 miles @ mostly 55-65 mph commuting. Winter blend fuel 26.5 mpg.
My 2009 4 cyl. Venza never saw better than 25mpg no matter how I tried.

My OB just hit 29,890 miles yesterday...things are good.
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post #597 of 708 (permalink) Old 02-06-2013, 10:56 PM
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With 5000 miles on the clock I am getting only 19 to 20 mpg. That however is inner city driving not much freeway. I wonder if the PZEV has anything to do with my poor mileage. From what I understand the PZEV is a catalytic converter mod as well as the computer which controls combustion etc.
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I have a 06 outback wgn XT and I am only getting about 13 miles to the gallon. Can you give me some suggestions where to start. I don't have a lead foot and live in the city. I bought the car from a dealer as a trade-in not certified in Dec 2012. I have been driving cautiously to get an accurate mpg number and I keep coming up with only about 12.3 to 13.5 ?
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post #599 of 708 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 12:54 AM
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I'm from around the Portland Or. area and have been steadily averaging 22.6 mpg on my 3.6 calculated by hand.
The computer readout saying 23.4
I went up to Tacoma and back and yielded just about 27.
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2012 2.51 PZEV
With 5000 miles on the clock I am getting only 19 to 20 mpg. That however is inner city driving not much freeway. I wonder if the PZEV has anything to do with my poor mileage. From what I understand the PZEV is a catalytic converter mod as well as the computer which controls combustion etc.
Thoughts?


My PZEV always gets 29-33 mpg. My wife drives 99.0% highway with a little stop and go on the return trip. 122 miles round trip a day,but then again she drives like a little old lady within 10 of the limit and is very easy on the starts. I don't think the car has ever seen 4,000 rpm. Uses zero oil with Amsoil SYN
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