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Old 05-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Fuel Mileage

Took a 800 mile trip this past weekend in my RS LFX. Got 29.4 MPG on interstate running around 70-80 MPH. Only mod is a C.A.I. air induction system. I thought that was pretty darn good.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Excellent mileage..... Hovered around 30 mpg myself on some recent trip and loving the combo of power and mileage from these LFX engines..
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
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Impressive. Best I've gotten is 27, but my wife drove it the other day and got the DIC to read 28.

I don't have that kind of self-control.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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My work commute used to average around 32 MPG.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #5
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I am truly impressed with the highway fuel mileage the LFX gets. I've had my new 2LT for 3 weeks now and have about 630 miles on it. Last night while I drove home from work, about a 9 mile commute via the interstate, I set the cruise to 70 mph and zeroed out the mpg calculator. By the time I got off the interstate it was reading 31.5 mpg. My 2010 Malibu LTZ with the 2.4 four cylinder didn't reach that high a number until it had over 10,000 miles on it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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I've yet to break 27 mpg at 70 mph. I'm waiting for the better mileage to kick in. 4800 miles so far. Only mods are Volant cai with Donaldson Powercore filter and MRT 2.0 axle back. 99 percent of my miles are city, so I'm hoping a few road trips will turn the tables. Get about 16.7 around town.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #7
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ran to st.george last fall and got 30.9 running 75 the whole way (400) mi round trip. was impress by it, the stick cars are supposed to be lower than that with our gearing.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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I've yet to break 27 mpg at 70 mph. I'm waiting for the better mileage to kick in. 4800 miles so far. Only mods are Volant cai with Donaldson Powercore filter and MRT 2.0 axle back. 99 percent of my miles are city, so I'm hoping a few road trips will turn the tables. Get about 16.7 around town.
I only get 21.8 going 75. I drive 80 percent highway and the rest city. Never reached more then that. I have 6500 miles on her now. Strange
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:27 PM   #9
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I only get 21.8 going 75. I drive 80 percent highway and the rest city. Never reached more then that. I have 6500 miles on her now. Strange
That doesn't sound right at all. I get that in the city.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #10
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I only get 21.8 going 75. I drive 80 percent highway and the rest city. Never reached more then that. I have 6500 miles on her now. Strange
I'm in the same boat. But I do drive rather aggressive I have 13k miles.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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I'm in the same boat. But I do drive rather aggressive I have 13k miles.
Yea, me too at the stop lights. I guess the others that gets 28-30 mpg are driving like grandma's.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #12
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Price of tires.... and price of gas... LOL
It's no wonder some of us do.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #13
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89 octane, 3500 miles on the OD...I put gas in at about 400 miles...axle back only

75 miles round trip daily...
on the way is 60-70 mph steady.... on the way home bumper to bumper..
Orlando to Daytona and it sucks

22.50 on the dash / 22.22 based on the math....every tank is the same..
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #14
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Im about 70% highway and I average 22.5-23.0 MPG. I try to be careful on the loud pedal but if I get the feeling it may find its way to the floor.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #15
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I'm probably 90% in town and 10% highway. Been seeing consistent 21-22mpg's in town and my highway trips have netted me 31.2mpg's... Only mods are a Flowmaster series 10 axle back(which I love, has a very awesome howl and no rasp). Also have converted over to a set of C5 "Wagon Wheels" with 17's up front and 18's in the rear. Also my car is the 6 speed manual. I town, I usually cruise in 3rd or 4th, always shifting before 3k. This is all running 87 octane, with the occasional 91 tank.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #16
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Just drove from Phoenix, AZ to Los Angeles area today, a/c on, using cruise control and staying at the speed limit, DIC reading, also accounting for a few breaks where I left the engine running: 27.1. Speed limit in AZ is 75, in CA it is 70 until you hit population areas. Really strong head winds around Palm Springs, too. 91 octane, IPF S/C, stock tires are 18" BFG, wheels are in my signature.

Not bad for a 400 RWHP car.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:31 PM   #17
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Price of tires.... and price of gas... LOL
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:44 PM   #18
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Have had car one year and 2 tanks were over 29 MPG and average 27 to 28 MPG summer. My driving consists of close to 90% hwy and 10% city with a 13 mile one way commute all hwy at 60 MPH. I don't consider myself an aggressive driver but then don't drive like grandpa either. I like to get on it for those 0 to 60 MPH runs to get onto the hwy to drive home and I am totally impressed with 27+ MPG. Tank before last was best at 29.3 MPG and last tank I babied and drove like grandpa to try and break the 30 MPG barrier and only managed 27.4 MPG. 110 mile round trip road trip last night and DIC all the way down and all the way back was reading 30.4 and hoping to keep my foot out of it and maybe this is the tank I break 30.

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Old 06-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #19
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CAI, Dynomax VT exhaust and ported TB I drive as fast as I can get away with 60/40% freeway/canyons and I get 23 mpg with my manual trans. DAMN good. 91 octane from day one btw.
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Just drove back from Los Angeles area to Phoenix and had a decent tail wind around Palm Springs this time. DIC showed 29.5 for the return trip. I think it's the best I've ever seen from my car. Included one rip away from a rest stop, too.

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Old 06-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #21
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That doesn't sound right at all. I get that in the city.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:35 PM   #22
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I'm around 31mpg @ 60 mph but it drops to 26-27 at those speeds.
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Revs mean fuel. On my trip back last night, I was above 30 mpg when in CA where the speed limit is 70. It fell off after I increased to a set 75 in the AZ section of the trip. Just that little bit of extra speed/revs, combined with the added wind resistance was enough to drop the mileage a couple of points.

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #24
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I see 14-16 in town, maybe pulling up to 20 with some good long stretches with no lights.

I managed to baby it into 27 at 70 on the highway once to see where it would be.

On the tollway driving in upper 70's I seem to clock about 23-24ish.

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Took a 800 mile trip this past weekend in my RS LFX. Got 29.4 MPG on interstate running around 70-80 MPH. Only mod is a C.A.I. air induction system. I thought that was pretty darn good.
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