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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. Wanting to know if this is good or not

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Hello, I just took a trip From Gainesville, Ga to St. Simon, Ga. I messed up on the way down with my gas because of I forgot that the Element likes show the gas light with 4 gallons left early and ended up refilling. But on the way back from St. Simon, Ga we Stopped in Savannah River Street and...
  3. When does a clutch go on E's?

    Problems & Issues
    I currently own a 2007 E that is an Automatic. Looking to buy another one that is older but a manuel. Is there a certain milage I should be aware of that they usually need a new clutch put in? Also what kind of price are you looking at to get a clutch put in an E? Anyone that has a 2003-2006...
  4. Poor mileage

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Hi all, I have a 2007 Element EX with just over 40k miles on it. Since I bought the E I've been logging my gas mileage (I normally gas up about twice a month). My mileage normally moves around a lot. The average over the life of the E is 21.6 mpg. In April 2011 I got new Michelin tires (size...
  5. 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...
  6. Octane

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Does any one fill with 92 octane? Will this be bad for the engine? Or will it be good? Thanks.
  7. Miles Per Gallon? (is there really a break-in period?)

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    well, so far i've filled my E up twice since i got it, & i haven't been doing a lot of driving. it's just been around town, & i've taken the back seats out - so haven't had any weight in to speak of. 1st time calculation = 17.54 mpg 2nd time calculation = 16.37 mpg i was a little dismayed to...
  8. 2009 Element MPG-First Tank 22 mpg in-town

    Fuel Economy and Gas Related Discussion
    Just bought my wife a 2009 Element DX 4wd 5 speed automatic. First fillup was 22 mpg with totally in-town driving. Based on some of the threads posted here --I was a little worried --- buy hey my wife loves the car so much it did not really matter.
  9. Auxiliary Fuel Cell

    Under The Hood / Performance
    Has anyone thought of adding a 5-10gallon auxiliary fuel cell? Stock is 15.9 gallows and at an avg of 22mpg = 350miles now add 5 and 10 extra gallons will bring that to 460-570miles per tank. Of course this would be higher will ALL highway driving and could go up too over 600per tank. Just...
  10. Calling all Colorado/Mountain E drivers

    Shoppin' and Test Drivin'
    Hi all! I'm a first timer so apologies if I haven't posted this in the right section. I've just moved to Denver from London, England and have been in love with the Element for years. Since we don't get much snow in London, but we do in Colorado I've been reading up about the whole FWD v AWD...
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