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Looking for some insight on gas tank range/mileage

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So when I got the car from the dealer it didn't run rough, or so I thought. I got 280 miles out of that full tank based on the range gauge. Then when I filled up I put 93 in plus some techron and by the end of the tank it ran smoother and I got 350 miles, now on my third tank the range gauge is saying 420 miles. So my question is, is it plausible that the dealership didn't use premium and/or the fuel system needed a scrubbing?

Thanks
Jerry

P.s. it's an 05 XT limited manual.
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As for the 350 miles its because I drive like a grandmother and all highway. Since I am out the door by 6 am I can usually set my own speed limit and not sweat if I'm causing a back up, so I will go 60 mph to work and right now the gauge is reading 25.5 avg mpg.
Then why have an XT? Not exactly a hypermiling machine. LGT/OBXT are big on fun but low on economy. Drive it lit it was built to run and enjoy it. The delta between 25 and 20 MPG is maybe going to be $20 a month.
 

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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 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 ?
Please help !

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Aaron
12 is definitely off the scale low. If you're mechanically inclined, I'd start with the basics and go from there... plugs, filters. Are you using 91 or 92 for fuel? Any underlying mechanical issues (does it idle ok, does it produce solid power throughout the rev band? Any CEL issues?
 
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