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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:40 pm

mac5155 wrote:
Chefpatrick871 wrote:Costs me about 45-55 to fill ip with 93, get about 400-430 miles a tank. I love my turbo 4 cylinder.


Do you have a 1.8t? I recently traded in my Honda and now drive a 04 VW 1.8t and don't get nearly that mileage with 93 octane.


2.0t 06 Audi A4, I drove from Pittsburgh to Elkton, MD (299 miles) and used a little over a half tank. I'm even more surprised because its an AWD car.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby JS© on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:53 pm

That's what mine is except an 09. I get great mileage on long trips. When I went from Washington to Canton last month, I was averaging around 30-31mpg and was on pace for around 460 mi/tank.

Traffic to and from work just kills any attempt at decent mileage.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:53 pm

i wonder if mine could use a tune up then. At last check, I drove about 80 miles on the highway after a fill up and it was about a little past 1/4 of a tank gone.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:54 pm

JS© wrote:That's what mine is except an 09. I get great mileage on long trips. When I went from Washington to Canton last month, I was averaging around 30-31mpg and was on pace for around 460 mi/tank.

Traffic to and from work just kills any attempt at decent mileage.


I think this is where the turbo helps, when you're going it's doing it's job. Once you spool it up and get it filled it provides the extra boost, literally.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:58 pm

You could try the tune up, can't hurt. When I got mine I put new plugs in and new ignition coils.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby JS© on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:57 pm

Chefpatrick871 wrote:You could try the tune up, can't hurt. When I got mine I put new plugs in and new ignition coils.


I was thinking about it, but the plugs and stuff only have 10k on them. Car overall has 25k on it.
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Re: Gas Prices... what the hell?

Postby mac5155 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:13 pm

Does anyone own a flex fuel vehicle and run E-85 in it? I just bought a Ford F-150 that is FFV and wondering if there are any drawbacks or tradeoffs.
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