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Old 07-17-2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Angry MPG Question

Hey guy's, one quick question, i'm new to this whole camaro thing, AND LOVING IT!! i see alot of people saying they're getting 24, 25 MPG.. im only getting like 16, 17 could anybody give me any reason why??? What am i doing wrong? Thanks in advance
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Lead foot. Lol.
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Old 07-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #3
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Thats what im thinking..lol
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Same here. I usually get around 27 to 28 around 70\75 mph all hwy with about 26 mix 60/40 in town i manage around 18 to 20 depending on how heavy my foot is.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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Hey guy's, one quick question, i'm new to this whole camaro thing, AND LOVING IT!! i see alot of people saying they're getting 24, 25 MPG.. im only getting like 16, 17 could anybody give me any reason why??? What am i doing wrong? Thanks in advance
Are you doing all your driving in the city - lots of stop and go - short trips? If so, 16-17 sounds about right (especially with a little heavy foot added in). That will kill your mpgs.
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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yeah you live in Brooklyn NY. If you got to drive at 65 for a long period of time you would see much better gas mileage
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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Hwy speeds 70-75 even with air on I get 25-27. Automatics dont quite do as well as manuals. Heavy foot and city traffic=16-17 mpg is my guess
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Old 07-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #8
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Average MPG is one stat - what's your average MPH? Higher average MPH usually coincides with higher average MPGs.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:01 AM   #9
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Take a weekend rode trip to upstate or out on the Island and see what you get. Try to keep it under 80mph, LOL
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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most of my driving has been highway driving..in NJ dont drive my baby in the city, use my sonata for that.. average speed 75-90 but i do punch it a lot, when ever i see open road..( i cant help it..lol )

i have 6100 miles on it and it's been like this since day one.. i even took a 300 mile trip with the cruise set at 65 most of the way and it stayed the say..

Anyway thanks for the input guys..think it's time to take it to the dealer and see whats up.
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most of my driving has been highway driving..in NJ dont drive my baby in the city, use my sonata for that.. average speed 75-90 but i do punch it a lot, when ever i see open road..( i cant help it..lol )

i have 6100 miles on it and it's been like this since day one.. i even took a 300 mile trip with the cruise set at 65 most of the way and it stayed the say..

Anyway thanks for the input guys..think it's time to take it to the dealer and see whats up.
Could be, but if you typically drive between 75 and 90 and "punch it a lot"... you won't get good mileage. Sounds like you just nee to learn to drive for MPGs, if that's what you want. You're not doing that now, for sure. But have fun!
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #12
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most of my driving has been highway driving..in NJ dont drive my baby in the city, use my sonata for that.. average speed 75-90 but i do punch it a lot, when ever i see open road..( i cant help it..lol )

i have 6100 miles on it and it's been like this since day one.. i even took a 300 mile trip with the cruise set at 65 most of the way and it stayed the say..

Anyway thanks for the input guys..think it's time to take it to the dealer and see whats up.
What's the "Average MPH" show on your Driver Information Center screen? Although you average 75-90 on the freeway, that's not what your average MPH will show up on the screen as. I drive 70+ all the way to work and the highest I've seen my average MPH show up as is 45mph.

If you're idling at stop lights your average speed and MPG will go down. If you're creeping along in traffic, your average mph and mpg will go down. If you start the car and let it warm up before you leave in the morning, your average MPH and MPG will go down. Etc.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #13
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Hey meissen, my average mph is around 28- 29 now! but sometimes its as low as 20- 21 but the mpg stays the same around 16.8-17
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Hey meissen, my average mph is around 28- 29 now! but sometimes its as low as 20- 21 but the mpg stays the same around 16.8-17
Yeah - see that's what I was talking about.

For a comparison -
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...7&postcount=55

If your average MPH is only 28-29 -- do you do a lot of city traffic leading up to the freeway? A lot of stop and go in rush hour? Something is causing the driver information center to calculate a lower average MPH and MPG.

When you hop on the freeway next time, reset the average MPH and MPG and see what you get while you're doing the normal 75-90mph drive.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #15
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Before I passed 10K miles I was getting 17.3 - 19 MPG City and 21-24 MPG Highway. Now I am getting 20-21 MPG City and I'm not sure about Highway, cuz I haven't gone on any long trips on the highway for a while.

I just noticed you have the LFX motor and I have the LLT. Not sure if it makes any difference though.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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driver information center to calculate a lower average MPH and MPG.

When you hop on the freeway next time, reset the average MPH and MPG and see what you get while you're doing the normal 75-90mph drive.
I will try that and see what happens, ill let you know. Thanks!

BTW.. from my house to the highway is 6 miles and 90% of the time its stop and go traffic.
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #17
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My average MPH is 49(Never reset). My average MPG (reset a week ago) is 24.1.
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