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#1 WayneM

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 04:24 PM

I have a 2003 Forester...all you Forester owners, how is your fuel economy? How many klms are you getting per tank.

My last tank I got 430klms and that was at least 50% hwy driving.:banghead:

#2 sprintman

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 07:21 PM

Whats the fuel tank size?

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 08:22 PM

you really should be computing your km's per gallon (or liter) for a better idea of how your car is doing. going by miles on a tank has a lot more uncertainty. i keep a running average by always filling the tank until the nozzle stops, and recording the odometer reading. this way, you know how many miles you drove on a certain volume of gas (oops, kms in you case). over a few tanks, you even out any slight over/under fillings, and have a pretty accurate reading.

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Posted 27 August 2003 - 11:46 PM

You'll have to do the conversion yourself, but my '98 has never got less than 20mpg or more than 25mpg on a single tank under any conditions.

I think Subaru's recommended tire pressure is 26 or 29psi. Regardless, if you can handle a little bit rougher ride, 33-35psi will get you better mileage.

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 05:42 PM

I have a 98 Forester and I get about 400-500 Km /tank with mostly city driving and about 500-600 KM with highway.

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 04:37 AM

MarkHP, I have a 2003 XS Forester with 4,035 kms (2,507 miles)on the clock and have kept Fuel stats from Day 1 (07-01-03) my figures are:

Best 8.27 L/100K - Combined City/Hwy Cycle

Worst 9.76 L/100K - All City Cycle.

For our USA friends that is:

33.80 mpg

28.64 mpg

all figures were obtained using 98RON fuel and I fill my tank to the brim everytime and then give it a little bit of stick on the way home to "burn off" the excess.

I also try to fill my car in the early morning when the fuel is more dense, although that is not always possible when travelling.

I will be doing a 3,000 km (1865 miles) round trip soon so I will be able to give a better idea of my Hwy figure.

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 03:00 PM

Originally posted by subyroo
For our USA friends that is:

33.80 mpg

28.64 mpg



Actually, that's the UK gallon, not USA (28.14 and 23.85 usa mpg, respectively). <http://www.packexpo...._conv_cal.shtml>

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 04:51 AM

Originally posted by hobdes
Actually, that's the UK gallon, not USA (28.14 and 23.85 usa mpg, respectively). <http://www.packexpo...._conv_cal.shtml>


Why is it that the USA "hasn't got with the program" and gone Metric too :confused:

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 06:24 AM

because we are stubborn, bull headed and resistant to change...
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#10 dormat925

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 03:07 PM

because we are stubborn, bull headed and resistant to change...
and you forget stupid.

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 04:02 PM

"My car gets 40 rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it!"

(it's really closer to 1 million rods to the hogshead, but that's not the quote)

#12 subyroo

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 08:45 AM

I just did a long trip:

Miles: 847 (US)

Avg MPG: 28 (US)

Hwy Cruise Speed: 70 mph (US) less through towns enroute of course.

I used Shell Ultimate which is 98RON down here and ran with the A/C on for the whole trip.




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