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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:23 pm 
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Just post what car you have, and what kind of mileage you're getting.

1989 Suzuki Swift
17km/L (roughly 40mpg)
mostly highway


(converting km/L to MPG: http://www.vangeyn.net/mpg/?km=17&submit=Convert)

I figure out my km/l by resetting my trip meter when I fill my tank, and when I fill it again, I take the tripmeter number in km and divide it by how may litres I put in my car to fill.

Let's just make a big list. There's lots of threads, but they're commonly about whatifs and chitchat.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:18 pm 
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Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
i've squeezed 5.3L/100km (44.3MPG) out of it once
42 was my other best
usually with my driving i get roughly 33-35mpg
93gt

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93 Swift GT White 3Tech cams, Sandro's chip, Lightned flywheel, Genie exhaust, Cultus header, Intrax springs.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 7:14 pm 
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Location: Atlanta GA 30052
91 Metro 3cyl
57 mpg mixed (highest 62)
46 mpg in winter

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the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 10:07 am 
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Location: Edmonton
Like THIS!
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~35 MPG but only 1 tank so far...


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 11:38 am 
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Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
I boast my MPG numbers on my rear window............

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Average 48-52 MPG in winter and High 60's in summer.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:51 am 
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Location: Millbrook, Alabama
1992
Geo Metro
LSI
A few bolt on mods
15/24 mpg

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:50 am 
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New plugs, new wires, and made the wiring from my O2 sensor more solid, as well as the engine to car body ground.

Now, my MPG jumped from 39.99 mpg to 49.4 mpg, that's crazy!!!! I think it was mostly my 02 sensor.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:46 pm 
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Location: Everett Wa
52.5 coming back uphill on my trip from Palm Springs area a few weeks ago. No oil usage either ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :D :D :D :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:11 am 
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Location: SEATTLE,WA
1993 Metro 324,000/ miles
Average 58mpg
High 67mpg
Just received my Mpguino over the weekend and will install it this week. I'm hoping with "real time" monitoring I will be able to break into the 60's. Also I'm not one of those that crawl along in the slow lane backing up traffic to get a extra 1 mpg on my daily commute. I average my 58 mpg doing 65/70 miles an hour. I got the 67 mpg last month at a Fuel challenge here in Washington state, had the wife and the kid in the Metro, and the only thing different I did, was do the speed limit on the overall course and on the freeway I only went to 55 mph.

http://opengauge.org/mpguino/


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:27 pm 
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Location: Central Indiana
Last tank was 26mpg. Is that bad? :P Had just beat the car on the way to an auto-x, beat it for 11 runs there and then started back home the "fun" way. Tank before that was 29mpg.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:14 am 
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wow i thought i was feeling it at 40mpg. now i hear 20 range, you must have something wrong or be driving with it to the metal. haha

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:13 am 
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I auto-x it. Only. 80% of the time it's either at WOT or on it's way to WOT. Besides, it's a DOHC 4-cyl tat loves to rev. What else am I gonna do with it? Lug it? Not likely.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:21 pm 
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Location: Maine
Worst 38 mpg in the city, best 47 mpg on the highway. Usually get 39-40.

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SOHC 8V G13B, rebuilt with .020" oversize pistons, decked block ~ 9.8:1 comp, mild head porting, same old worn out camshaft, 2" cat-back w/cherry babomb, factory CAI modd3d with spray paint cap, urethane motor mount, TT front chassis brace, gutted rear interior, Razo RA25 shifty knobbzor, extra seat belts, H&R springs, '86 Maxima wheels with 195/55/15 Dunlop SP Sports.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:16 am 
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1994 XFI POS i forgot the mileage on the car :huh: i get 45MPG in the winter and 50MPg spring,summer,fall
I also beat on it now more then ever...I gave up on hypermilling when I still got 50MPG beating the snot out of it after babying it for half a year. Granted I might have lost weight myself and the car from rust LMAO!

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94 GEO METRO PARTS FOR SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!!
94 XFI rust bucket
96 Honda Accord


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Location: Schenectady, New York
2000 Chevy Metro w/ 3 cyl 5 speed...I have replaced the stock cam with the XFI grind from Delta...


average 47.5 mpg...

fillup every other week at the same Hess gas pump (10% Ethanol)...

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:13 am 
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Location: Kentucky
1995 G10 5spd

High 53 MPG
Avg. 50.5 MPG

Mods.

Snorkel removed.
Cone Filter.
TB hat hold down removed.
Taller tires @ 40Psi
Rusted muffler.
10 degree advance ign.
Have a 10 degree cam gear, but not installed yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:33 am 
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Location: winnipeg,manitoba,canada
48 mpg city in summer,winter is worse cause we get to -40 celsius here.

95 swift 1.3L 4 cyl. 200k uses no oil.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:55 pm 
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Location: Surrey BC
I achieved 4.9 / 100 just awhile ago when traveling from Grande Prairie to Vancouver, don't ask how, that was my old engine, stock with 325 000 km. That was 60 liters for that trip.
No word on the new engines fuel economy yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:29 pm 
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Just got my new best at 57.2 mpg with mostly highway driving. My previous was 48.7.

1993 lsi with:
1994 xfi engine and 5-speed
kept lsi computer
open exhaust from axle back
intake tube removed
42 psi in the ol' 12 inchers
new and improved lightweight right foot

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1995 Eddie Bauer Exploder
1983 CHEVY C-10--the gas guzzler
1997 VW GTI VR6 Turbo--dead as a door nail
1994 GEO METRO 1.0 xfi (retired and parted out)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Location: Lincoln Nebraska
1992 Geo Metro
2dr
5speed
218/350 3Tech, home ported and polished Head
3Tech +10 timing gear. 38 mpg in town. 44 on the highway at 70mph plus. Still need to change exhaust from stock. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:16 am 
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Seems like a lot of guys get 45mpg on their 3 cyls on the highway, and GTs get 40 or so.

Thanks for all the info dudes. Thread like this should encourage people to tune up their cars.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:25 am 
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kaboler wrote:
Seems like a lot of guys get 45mpg on their 3 cyls on the highway, and GTs get 40 or so.

Thanks for all the info dudes. Thread like this should encourage people to tune up their cars.


My GTi was in the mid/high 30's. Not too shabby for a little pocket rocket!

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1995 Eddie Bauer Exploder
1983 CHEVY C-10--the gas guzzler
1997 VW GTI VR6 Turbo--dead as a door nail
1994 GEO METRO 1.0 xfi (retired and parted out)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:26 am 
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1997 Geo Metro LSI 1.3L, auto, A/C, all stock, needs paint.
I have owned my geo for about 6 years now. When I first got the Geo I was getting about 29mpg highway with ac on. After 6 years of tweeking, I now get 48mpg highway with ac on at 65mph. I have tuned the engine to run on premium. If I go back to using regular, the mileage drops to 39.8 mpg highway.

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97 Geo Metro LSI,1.3L-GT-DOHC-16v,4.10 5-speed,A/C,170,000,suspension lowered 1",4 wheel disk brakes,15"alloy wheels with 185/50-15 Toyo's,GT bucket seats,analog oil pressure gauge,cruise control, new paint job. 40 mpg at 65 mph.
Good, fast, cheap. You only get two.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:46 am 
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fainya wrote:
1997 Geo Metro LSI 1.3L, auto, A/C, all stock, needs paint.
I have owned my geo for about 6 years now. When I first got the Geo I was getting about 29mpg highway with ac on. After 6 years of tweeking, I now get 48mpg highway with ac on at 65mph. I have tuned the engine to run on premium. If I go back to using regular, the mileage drops to 39.8 mpg highway.


What have you done to tune with higher octane?

You do realize that the lower the octane, the better the burn? That's why people up the octane when increasing power, to keep that well burning fuel from pre-igniting.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:42 am 
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1992 vert 45 mpg fairly consistantly with xfi cam.

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