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MPG lost due to snow tires
Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:40 PM
Just curious..there may be a thread..I didn't search
Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:10 PM
if you have a carbed car, retuning it might help a bit, but generally its driving style, fuel addatives, and extra use of 4wd rather than tires.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:59 PM
if you're that worried about it then get a thinner tire to compensate a bit.
Posted 24 December 2012 - 10:22 PM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:15 AM
93 loyale 5 speed ea82
I've yet to break 29.5 miles per gal during summer and those are highway miles
Just checked recently after a 150 mile highway ride, and got 25.5 mpg....if the rest of that tank is finished off with around town driving, i'm get @ 22 mpg......some days i "feel" like i'm only getting 20 mpg watching the gas gauge..the gauge I think is getting wonky....
Some of the mpg posted here leave me envious and wondering what I can do, or what I did wrong....I know this has been hashed forever (prob)
Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:21 PM
MPG numbers are vary a lot depending on the person. 29-30 mpg highway is very good for one of these cars. im sure some people have gotten more than that at times, but its going to take work, money, or attention to driving style to achieve it regularly.
mpg is very dependant on conditions. getting gas at different pumps, wind, road condition, elevation, etc all play a part. someone may have a perfect storm in their area and get 32 highway regularly, but we dont live there.
if you get a change from winter tires check the diameter, it will throw off your odometer a little and you have to math it out to get a real reading. Its something you should do anyway, just reset the trip counter when you pass a mile marker and see where it is at the next one. the % of difference will tell you how far off your mileage is. if its 25 average or close to 30 highway Id say its normal and other than watching your driving style or getting a tune up theres nothing wrong. 22 is a little low, something might be off, but it still could easily just be conditions. make sure your averageing multiple tanks from the same station so your readings are accurate
Edited by djellum, 27 December 2012 - 05:25 PM.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:22 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:39 AM
in town i get around 22mpg,and i drive it like i stole it.
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