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Old 06-22-2010, 09:51 PM
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Gas milage in philly?

Does anyone on here live completely in the city and drive ur 8 as ur daily driver?
If so how many miles per full tank do you get?

I have been lucky to get anywhere around 150 miles per full tank of all city miles.



I already changed my wires,coils,and plugs and nothing helped much.


Any ideas?

this isnt something i can search because most of the milage people get is not fully city miles...mine is.


thanks.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:28 AM
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dude, stop gunning it. Coast. I drive in and out of the city to temple's campus. The name of the game is adapting to the traffic patterns. If you had a Cobb Accessport you can see your MPG...ever since I started watching my MPG...i've gained +20mi to a tank.

tl;dr - stop gunning it from light to light
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by L337fpc View Post
dude, stop gunning it. Coast. I drive in and out of the city to temple's campus. The name of the game is adapting to the traffic patterns. If you had a Cobb Accessport you can see your MPG...ever since I started watching my MPG...i've gained +20mi to a tank.

tl;dr - stop gunning it from light to light
ive been cruising lately and im still getting low milage. mines all city no highway at all.
i need a belt i think im prob going to take it to mazda dealer and talk to them about my milage too.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:16 AM
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New plugs? De-carb? this are things that they will do that you can do yourself and save $.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:00 AM
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I agree. 150 miles is a little extreme. I get at least 250 miles. Sometimes, it can be 270-280.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:54 AM
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I get around 250 on a full tank on 87 and pre mixing, I think autos eat a little more gas dough... Here is an idea sell your car and buy mines, think about it and let me know
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you all suck. I get 170mi if im lucky...but i've got compression loss...so yea...
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i usually get 225 until my light comes on, so i guess is around 250 and %50 of my driving is highway miles (route 309)
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by thebiggdaddy View Post
I agree. 150 miles is a little extreme. I get at least 250 miles. Sometimes, it can be 270-280.
in 100% city you get that much?

least for me I am pretty much 50/50 and I push 300 before the light comes on and thats with messing around.

Though I don't do any short trips with my car.

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I get ~200 a tank commuting to work.
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in 100% city you get that much?

least for me I am pretty much 50/50 and I push 300 before the light comes on and thats with messing around.

Though I don't do any short trips with my car.
300 miles a full tank, highway miles... mmmm i don't know, I don't beleive you. Lucky you! I get a little over 300 with my 92' protege and i can fill it up with $30
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My commute is 27 miles total one way. 40% of which are in town with the possibility of getting stopped at 100 lights. the rest is all 60+ mph driving. I think I get kinda lucky in the morning as the lights are timed pretty well so I don't get stuck at very many of them.

I also don't slam the gas when the light turns green or brake a lot. I can normally manage very little braking and just drift to slow down and such. I honestly don't screw around a lot and I try to keep it in 6th as long as I can even if it takes me forever to accelerate.

I still redline it once or twice a day and towards the end of the tank, I start messing around more.

It really is all just in the way you drive and the type of driving you do. Maybe it is a lesson I just can't give up after dealing with the 4+ dollars a gallon and trying to push the most MPG out of the car that I can (though I didn't own the 8 when gas was $4)

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Old 06-23-2010, 04:15 PM
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If decarbing it will help I have never done it before.
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