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Old 05-29-2007, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Check it out folks, sign up under the link below and share your fuel mileage with everyone! FMSteve, get that fuel logbook out

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do
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Old 06-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dang, doesn't go back far enough for my Chevy
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here are my results for the past 7K:


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Fuel Purchase Records

Delete Insert Edit Date Odometer Gallons Total Fuel Cost Driving Conditions MPG Error
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02/27/2007 5203.0 10.810 2.08 70% 30% 0.0


03/03/2007 5457.0 10.549 2.40 70% 30% 24.1


03/19/2007 5715.0 10.765 2.42 70% 30% 24.0


03/25/2007 6065.0 12.827 2.42 30% 70% 27.3


04/01/2007 6325.0 10.896 2.50 70% 30% 23.9


04/06/2007 6542.0 8.769 2.60 70% 30% 24.7


04/08/2007 6954.0 15.015 2.80 10% 90% 27.4


04/08/2007 7245.0 10.700 2.60 0% 100% 27.2


04/20/2007 7511.0 10.977 2.77 70% 30% 24.2


04/29/2007 7816.0 12.271 2.80 60% 40% 24.9


05/07/2007 8097.0 11.226 2.91 50% 50% 25.0


05/13/2007 8379.0 11.129 2.91 50% 50% 25.3


05/18/2007 8643.0 10.820 3.00 40% 60% 24.4


05/31/2007 8933.0 11.160 3.01 70% 30% 26.0


06/07/2007 9189.0 10.255 3.01 70% 30% 25.0


06/10/2007 9461.0 9.974 2.98 10% 90% 27.3


06/14/2007 9752.0 10.377 2.91 20% 80% 28.0


06/23/2007 10148.0 14.578 2.86 20% 80% 27.2


06/30/2007 10434.0 10.895 2.83 30% 70% 26.3


07/07/2007 10691.0 10.308 2.90 30% 70% 24.9


07/13/2007 10995.0 11.345 3.02 30% 70% 26.8


07/20/2007 11291.0 10.978 2.97 30% 70% 27.0


07/31/2007 11564.0 10.408 2.79 30% 70% 26.2


08/07/2007 11850.0 10.644 2.69 30% 70% 26.9


08/14/2007 12137.0 10.530 2.66 20% 80% 27.3

Nevertheless, the average so far is a respectable 25.9 MPG.

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Took our 08 2.5i down to Rhode Island this weekend. Was a bit disappointed by the 23mpg....
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How many miles on the OB? I noticed that my 06 MPG seems to be increasing after 10K. Good luck.

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right now it has 948 miles on it. Need to call for my "FREE" 1000 mile checkup! haha! 10k seems like a long time for it to break in.
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My 2008 2.5i 5MT has been getting between 28 and 29 (per the computer) on the 250 mile round trip to my country place. Its half freeway and half country highway. I haven't been using cruise but do try to hold it to 70 MPH or less. Its usually me, my wife, our dog, and probably 100 pounds of stuff.

I think the Subaru is pretty sensitive to driving style. I used to have a Jeep Grand Cherokee v8, and no matter how you drove it or what the load was, it always got 14.5.
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Is there a way to reset the MPG average on teh little computer? Mine is saying 23.4 or there abouts. It's creeping upward... ever so slowly.

I don't use the cruise control either but I try to keep it in the 75-85mph range and I bumped up the tire pressure a bit to get rid of some of the floaty feeling on the highway.
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The average fuel economy resets every time you reset your trip odometer to zero. Since you have an "A" and a "B" setting on your trip odometer, you also have an "A" and "B" average fuel economy. I usually reset one of them every time I buy gas.

75 to 85 MPH is probably why you only get 23 MPG on the highway. The EPA tests are at a much lower speed. Increasing the tire pressure should help fuel mileage. Did it help the handling?
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My best result were obtained @ 70 MPH & I averaged 28ish. If you slow down your mileage should increase dramatically! Nevertheless, I run full synthetic fluids thruout the car. I do not know if it helps since I changed to synthetic @ 3K.

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