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Old man winter is leaving my area. No deep snow, frigid temps etc. I've noticed my gas gauge is taking a bit longer to get to empty. I want to try a couple of 'warmer weather' tankfuls before posting any mpg numbers. No a/c yet, no defroster, windows still up etc. I'm not sure when they take away the crappy winter blend of gas however. I also switched to Shell brand gas 3 tankfuls ago and that may or may not be helping as well.

Regardless, I'm glad spring's about here! :food004:
 

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Yep, I'm glad spring is starting to show itself as well! My last couple of tanks, which have mostly been above freezing, have shown some improvement. Right now, it's been roughly a 1 mpg improvement, which makes sense since it's been only a couple degrees above freezing when I leave for work in the morning.

Last two tanks were 22.8 mpg. Before that, I was between 19 and 22, depending upon how much highway time I got.
 

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Mine has improved a lot...

since I parked the E and started riding my bike a lot more this spring!

:)
 

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In California the MPGs might get better but summer gas prices go through the roof and that puts the kabosh on any fuel mileage savings.
We get screwed either way.
 

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Mine has improved a lot...

since I parked the E and started riding my bike a lot more this spring!

:)
That's my plan too, hopefully on Thursday. Just gotta get the bike back from the shop (having a full tune done on it since it's been sitting for a year). That should make the ol' gas gauge move a bit slower! :grin:
 

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Mine's back up too, although I just threw a bottle of injector cleaner in the tank when it started going back up. Wisconsin/Northern Indiana had a batch of bad gas hit a bunch of stations this winter and an awful lot of vehicles are turning up with clogged injectors.
 

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I posted too early. Almost 70 degrees today but tomorrow's high will be 29 degrees with 5"-10" of snow. We'll try again maybe next month :002:
 

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I posted too early. Almost 70 degrees today but tomorrow's high will be 29 degrees with 5"-10" of snow. We'll try again maybe next month :002:
Yeah, it's supposed to cool down again here too. But, I'll get my chance tomorrow, as I'm driving to Chicago and it's supposed to be 20 C tomorrow.
 

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Mileage is rocketing upward now! I filled up today in preparation of driving from Dearborn to Chicago, and although it was only half a tank, the mileage was 24.2, and that was all city stop-and-go driving. I'm hoping to get back above 25 on the freeway tonight :)

For those who are following, my worst was 19.8 mpg this winter, in pretty similar stop-and-go driving back and forth to work.
 

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Mileage is rocketing upward now! I filled up today in preparation of driving from Dearborn to Chicago, and although it was only half a tank, the mileage was 24.2, and that was all city stop-and-go driving. I'm hoping to get back above 25 on the freeway tonight :)

For those who are following, my worst was 19.8 mpg this winter, in pretty similar stop-and-go driving back and forth to work.
Good stats xequar

The "storm of the century" doesn't seem to be living up to the hype. Silly media makes every storm sound like doom and gloom :roll: It's cold but the streets are just wet so maybe I'll still record this tankful. No highway miles yet just short all-city drives so far. I've gone through the winter @ 17-18 all city - hoping to break 20 this tank. Man, my E needs some highway time...
 

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Can't really give you a good reason why but my last 3 tanks have all been hitting right at 26.6 mpg. Not doing anything differently. Whatever has me boosted from the avg 23-25 mpg range, I hope it lasts.
 

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24mpg

We've only had our E for about a month (2007 EX-P with 37K) and averaging about 24mpg, which I am happily surprised with. I was expecting around 20mpg. It's been cold and snowy here (and mountainous - elevations 6,000-9,000') but there is no such thing as city driving and traffic jams in rural southern UT. There is only 1 traffic light in all of Garfield county and even that one is just a flashing red light.
 

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Mine has gone up a little too, but I just had my first oil change. I'm averaging 19.7 on my last two tanks. Before I was getting 17 to 19 mpg.
 

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Past few tanks have been around 22/23 mpg in town driving normal stuff for me. The winter MPG for me with the same driving was more like 19/20.
 

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Dang. 14" of blizzard driven snow was delivered last night. I took it upon myself to go out this morning and put the 4WD to work. It's going to kill this tankful I'm afraid. I should have never started this thread :roll:
 

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Old man winter is leaving my area. No deep snow, frigid temps etc. I've noticed my gas gauge is taking a bit longer to get to empty. I want to try a couple of 'warmer weather' tankfuls before posting any mpg numbers. No a/c yet, no defroster, windows still up etc. I'm not sure when they take away the crappy winter blend of gas however. I also switched to Shell brand gas 3 tankfuls ago and that may or may not b
e helping as well. Regardless, I'm glad spring's about here! :food004:
Yes, the warmer temps in Northern Michigan have improved my mpg. currently getting 24.7. But the temps are dipping low again and snow is expected tomorrow. But I can say I did gain almost 3 mpg.
 

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Yes, the warmer temps in Northern Michigan have improved my mpg. currently getting 24.7. But the temps are dipping low again and snow is expected tomorrow. But I can say I did gain almost 3 mpg.
Ah Northern Michigan... So pretty, so isolated, so cold. :shock::twisted:

Here in Southeastern Michigan, it's stayed reasonably warm. Last weekend driving to my parents' for Easter netted me 26.9 mpg, but the drive is on flat roads with a 55 mph limit. Last week's driving was mostly city driving, putzing through neighbourhoods looking at houses, and driving over 80 mph on the freeway because, well, I do that sometimes. The mileage was an astounding 24.5 for those crummy conditions.
 
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