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Here are my results for the past 7K:


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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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How many miles on the OB? I noticed that my 06 MPG seems to be increasing after 10K. Good luck.

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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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The increased tire pressure certainly did help handling... I went with 36psi on all corners. The ride certainly firmed up and i noticed the bumps a bit more... Not nearly as squishy in the corners as when the psi was at 29 on all corners (the setting from the dealer). Once I get the whiteline swaybar on i'll probably drop to about 34psi to add more "comfort" to the ride.

I'll reset the trip odometer and see what I get for mpg.
 

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Drove our 08 LTD to Montreal and back -- and tootled around while in Canada.

On highway, including very hilly in PA, with me, spouse, child and about 200 pounds of stuff we got 27-28. Speeds 75-80.

Slowing down to 60 or so yielded nearly 30.

At first oil change I'll go synthetic, which should also help.

Liking this car -- nice stable mate to our a4 3.0 avant and Rx8
 

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Back from the north...

Got 26.7mpg average cruising at around 75 to 85mph most of the trip then slowly crusing the park loop at Acadia NP for a while. Trip home averaged the same!
 

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I can't wait to see what mileage our new OBXT gets!

My STi gets a hair under 15 mpg as a daily driver. Thanks goodness I live close to work...
 

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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.
Driving style definitely play an important role. Milage number does not mean much without the type of commuting one does.

2008 2.5i 4EAT - easy (grandpa) driving style:
Daily short commute to work (3 miles round trip): 18mpg
80% city + 20% HW: 22mpg
HW cruising (50-70 mph with aircon on): 30.5mpg
High-speed HW driving (80 - 85mph, the kid inside is in control): 23mpg

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2799 miles round trip Northern Calif. to Yellowstone Park, WY. 07 OB 2.5 A/T. Driven mostly 65-70 mph (50% of time with A/C on). Low mileage 27.85 mpg; high mileage 31.28 (45 mph speed limit inside Yellowstone), 30.19 mpg Winnemucca, NV to Idaho Falls, ID (speed 70-75 mph with no A/C). Computation based on actual mileage divided by every tank filled.

The car's trip computer tends to read on the higher side, and I've seen 33.5 mpg on the dashboard readout.

Prior to the trip I had an oil change at 2598 miles.
 

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bdoyle87 said:
About two months ago driving from PA to NC with the a/c on going about 80 the whole way down 95 I got 30MPG
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Stick shift or automatic? How much weight were you hauling? And finally, is the 30 mpg the computer readout on the dash or mpg derived from dividing the actual miles driven by each tank fillup (in gallons).
 

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30 MPG by my calculations down and back, on the way there it was just me (140lbs) in the car and a bag with my stuff which wieghed no more then 20 lbs. Way back a table was added, maybe 50-100 lbs? And its a 2002 Outback Sedan.
 
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