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Old 08-03-2017, 10:28 AM   #1
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First recorded fuel up yesterday and......

I thought the dash was lying to me. Said 25.2 mpg. Turns out it was spot on.

It's a V6, and given it's seen about 10% of it's original miles between the test drive (over night - around 100) and the last week (around 400) I'm happy with it.

I'm thinking it's still breaking in anyway with 6k on the odometer(and climbing quick)

To me, this is great seeing my '09 Forester 5 speed get's over highway EPA rating with a good deal of highway/35-45 mph driving and sees around 28 overall.

And yeah, I have fun with it - when I want to.

I'm funny - I keep track of mpg.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:33 AM   #2
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my 2015 V6, 4000 miles later at 6600, reading 21.5 . But I have a heavy foot! and AC will detract. And only around 5% of those miles are highway.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:06 AM   #3
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My v6 has 8k miles and I drive 95% city and I avg 14.7 mpg and I don't understand why everyone else seems to get better
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:12 AM   #4
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City driving and lead foot is what kills the gas millage
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:20 AM   #5
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I did this on a freeway trip
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:28 AM   #6
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I had a buddy that charted all his gas mileage in Excel... it was pretty cool to look at. Goes up and down for summer and winter... but generally went up and up over time.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:29 AM   #7
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my 2015 V6, 4000 miles later at 6600, reading 21.5 . But I have a heavy foot! and AC will detract. And only around 5% of those miles are highway.
To me, even this isn't bad based on what you describe.

Admittedly, unless I'm in a rush, I've trained myself on the highway to stay around 60-65. 60 more so in this car. The few mph over that reduces highway mileage fast in anything. And ultimately driving with any traffic, you end up stopping somewhere.

Longer distances can be a different story with speed

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My v6 has 8k miles and I drive 95% city and I avg 14.7 mpg and I don't understand why everyone else seems to get better
One thing I have noticed is that when the car is started, the avg drops a couple tenths. Now I don't have a great deal of miles on the avg yet (and I just reset it without thinking), but I'm thinking a shorter commute is a factor on any car. The bigger the engine, the more it is amplified. Driving conditions are also a factor (lights, stop signs, traffic, etc).

My overall point was - I was pleasantly surprised, knowing it will probably go down with different conditions.
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:34 AM   #8
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I did this on a freeway trip
And that looks to be at around 70. Can't complain with that at all.

Didn't catch if it was a manual or auto, but regardless, that's good.

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I had a buddy that charted all his gas mileage in Excel... it was pretty cool to look at. Goes up and down for summer and winter... but generally went up and up over time.
Yeah, I use an online fuel app. New tires tend to need time to wear (at least this is what I've seen on my Subaru). Winter/summer is always fun to watch.

I just keep an eye out for something I can't explain. For example, same drive, same time of year, mileage off (without my driving changing - which will be harder with this car - and that's ok)
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Old 08-03-2017, 11:48 AM   #9
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My v6 has 8k miles and I drive 95% city and I avg 14.7 mpg and I don't understand why everyone else seems to get better
That's why.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:05 PM   #10
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I don't really keep track, like my wife says I drive it like I stole it.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:16 PM   #11
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I was getting about that when I had that many miles. I haven't checked it in a long time - at almost 28k now. That is low from the window sticker. Most of my miles are highway but with cruise control set to 73 or 74. I am sure cruise control is a big gas waster especially in the hilly area of western NC.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:32 PM   #12
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I thought the dash was lying to me. Said 25.2 mpg. Turns out it was spot on.

It's a V6, and given it's seen about 10% of it's original miles between the test drive (over night - around 100) and the last week (around 400) I'm happy with it.

I'm thinking it's still breaking in anyway with 6k on the odometer(and climbing quick)

To me, this is great seeing my '09 Forester 5 speed get's over highway EPA rating with a good deal of highway/35-45 mph driving and sees around 28 overall.

And yeah, I have fun with it - when I want to.

I'm funny - I keep track of mpg.
When I first got the car I was AVG 24-25. Now I'm around 22-23. I'm trying a tank with no AC and windows open, to see what I get.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:44 PM   #13
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My v6 has 8k miles and I drive 95% city and I avg 14.7 mpg and I don't understand why everyone else seems to get better
You got to just let a lot of these posts go. Exagerations are the norm re MPG
here on camaro5. Some claim they get 28-30 with the SS. Just can't happen.
I'll never understand the BS here re high MPG with the Camaro.
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Friend gave me this years ago...

nevermind, site wont let me upload an excel document...
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