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Fuel Economy--2003 Forester
Posted 19 November 2003 - 03:36 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 03:51 PM
I did a survey a while back and found people getting between 21 and 27 mpg on average depending on where the were and how the were driving.
I got 21 and 24 on a recent road trip in my Forester. Never been over 25mpg:mad:
It's a great car and you have to accept the mileage:banghead:
For what it's worth,
82 Hatch, transforming....:temper:
01 Forester, jealous.......:madder:
Posted 19 November 2003 - 06:49 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:38 PM
This is about as good as I expect from this car.
It is a 99 forester by the way.
Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:49 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 07:54 PM
I usually put the AC on once a week in the winter to keep it happy. I will give this a try the next damp day.
Posted 19 November 2003 - 08:14 PM
I dont know HOW you kids drive or where you drive...
I get 28-32 mpg in my 2003 Forester. Lowest I've seen was 24 on a trip to Wyoming.
Try putting at least 89 octane in it... keep it consistent though..
I also noticed that my mileage went up by about 2 mpg when I started using Synthetic Oil at oil changes.
Don't use the AC as much and you don't have to floor it every time you move from a stop. Oh and get a 5 spd. The automatic is horrible for gas mileage. But keep in mind, most of my driving is done around sea level to 3000 ft. and at speeds from 20-55 mph. I get about 27 in town.
I also installed a hamster cage just behind my engine- I put one of the exercise wheels right next to the belts and ran tunnel tubes throughout the engine compartment. When Hampton and Harry get frisky... you'd better fasten your seat belt and hang on tight!
Posted 20 November 2003 - 09:20 PM
Posted 23 November 2003 - 09:42 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:13 AM
When I press the seperate AC burron I can feel it kick in, but on defrost not at all.
Mine is a 99 and they may be more sophisticated on the later ones, or perhaps I don't notice because when my windows are frosted I am never driving in performance mode.
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