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  1. Help me find cause of poor MPG

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Hi, I used to have my lovely automatic 2004 EX 2WD, which was getting at least 20MPG pretty much constantly, regardless of my driving habits or environment (city/highway). On long flat highway trips I managed to push it as far as 30MPG. Unfortunately the E fell victim of an idiot, who lost the...
  2. Suddenly! poor mileage 2006 4WD EX-P

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    I bought my 4WD 2006 EX-P Element last year with 97,000 miles on it and averaged 22-25mpg last winter-just as cold as this winter. The last two months average fuel consumption has been 17-19 mpg. The mechanic says it is "running rich" but cannot figure out why. I have searched and cannot find a...
  3. About to drive from NY to Seattle. Need fuel economy advice!

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    So yes, as the title of my post states - I am about to be making a drive from NY to Seattle, Washington in a couple of days. I will also be making a return drive as well. What can I do to improve fuel economy so I don't break the bank making a ton of gas station stops... T____T Mods...
  4. Improving aerodynamics

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Drove from California to Illinois and did these temporary mods to my Element. I was able to achieve up to 34 MPG at speeds of 70 to 75 MPH with good weather conditions. This was significantly reduced when winds were strong and when I had to drive through a couple storms. Other factors: -I also...