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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:

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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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Guest lothar34

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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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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Guest lothar34

"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)

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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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