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OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 26, 2009 11:26AM
Poll
What sort of average mileage does your daily driver get ?
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72 votes were received.
Infinity. I walk/bike/run/ride a camel to get around 4
 
6%
Dunno - I take public transport. 1
 
1%
40+ mpg - with a tailwind 12
 
17%
30+ mpg - unless I get on the gas too much 17
 
24%
20+ mpg - I'm just driving here. 27
 
38%
15+ mpg- 8, count 'em 8 cylinders. 10
 
14%
I drive a big vehicle, you wanna make something of it ? 1
 
0%



Since the cost of gas is going up... I measured the Honda yesterday, 40.01 average city/highway. I've been coasting a lot lately.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: August 26, 2009 12:00PM
25 mpg 2000 buick lesabre city/hw



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 26, 2009 12:02PM
Interesting, one can vote multiple times.

My only car gets and average of about 17mpg. But it's not used for commuting.




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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 26, 2009 12:04PM
20-30 depending on which car I take. Double that if you consider I am commuting with my wife to the same location. Infinity if I bike which is about once a week.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: August 26, 2009 12:05PM
Hmmm - you left a gap between 15 mpg and 20 mpg.


My truck straddle 20 mpg - 18 to 19 mpg local and 21 to 22 mpg on the road - 6 cylinder w/ 5 speed manual tranny.
It also has the tow package so 1st speed is nearly a granny gear.

The next and possibly more relevant question would be how many miles per day / month you drive.
I can go for days without leaving the house or maybe just a few miles down the road to the grocery or hardware.
A tank of gas can last easily over a month.

Then I can also go where I may drive hundreds of miles in a day (I'll do a hundred miles round trip
later today, to do a photo shoot out of town) Current truck is a 1999 Ranger but it only has 82K on it.

My brother-in-law got a Ford Escape (company car) in late January and it already has 35K on it but he is
getting about 30mpg on the road with 6 cylinder and 6 speed automatic.



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Doc
Date: August 26, 2009 12:08PM
29 mixed local and highway.

Around 35 when I go on road trips.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: billb
Date: August 26, 2009 12:14PM
I figure 15 + included 16, 17, 18 and 19
I get between 17 and 23
4WD in the Winter and AC in the Summer take it down a notch from 18/19 most of the time.
Not bad for a small truck V6 4WD TRD
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Black
Date: August 26, 2009 12:18PM
5 miles per cup of coffee.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 26, 2009 12:20PM
50
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: PeterW
Date: August 26, 2009 12:29PM
52 highway and that's with the AC on and the cruise locked on 70.

10 yr old VW Golf TDI
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Acer
Date: August 26, 2009 12:34PM
0.41 miles/1000 btu's
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 26, 2009 12:47PM
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52 highway and that's with the AC on and the cruise locked on 70.

10 yr old VW Golf TDI

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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: August 26, 2009 12:53PM
24-26 mpg, mostly around town driving in the Escort.

12-13 mpg in the station wagon around town, which improves dramatically to 22-23 mpg on trips.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Dakota
Date: August 26, 2009 12:55PM
14mpg in town, 18mpg highway. What do I get for it? A truck bed, 4WD, 4 doors and a V8. Everything I want in one package. The proper metric is mpg X miles driven, though. I don't drive that much.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 26, 2009 12:57PM
about 18 whether i'm in my 2004 minivan or 1989 celebrity. both are 6 cylinder.



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: August 26, 2009 12:59PM
53.7 MPG to be exact over the last few thousand miles (since the last reset).
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: earache
Date: August 26, 2009 01:05PM
~72mpg on my scooter.



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Z
Date: August 26, 2009 01:05PM
Can I vote twice? 50 miles/meal or more when biking, 50+mpg when on moto, or 20+ in car.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: August 26, 2009 01:08PM
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Dakota
14mpg in town, 18mpg highway. What do I get for it? A truck bed, 4WD, 4 doors and a V8. Everything I want in one package. The proper metric is mpg X miles driven, though. I don't drive that much.

Yeah, it's not all about MPG is it? For many driving is a form of entertainment. People use cars like mine for taking to the track, off roading, pulling trailers, boats, other cars... hauling their family around.

Stock my car does 0-60 in 6.9. Some have modded them to get upwards of 465 whp - and that's on a awd car.




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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 26, 2009 01:16PM
25.5mpg highway

I just experimented with speed-related mpg and it seems to make absolutely no difference.

I drive a 6-cylinder Volvo wagon.



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: sunfalcon
Date: August 26, 2009 01:18PM
30mpg in the city, 40 on the highway easy - 2008 Civic
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: August 26, 2009 01:32PM
18 in my 26 year old *4* cylinder Volvo 245. City driving exclusively.
~16 in the 2007 Odyssey. City driving exclusively.

Both do 26 on the hwy but Mrs. Z & I bought close to work (3.5mi) and carpool 4-5d/week so I'll bet our gallons/week are lower than the vast majority.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: August 26, 2009 01:46PM
Infinite on my bike, 60mpg on my '85 Honda Rebel 250cc, 17mpg in my truck which has been refueled twice this year, 25mpg in my '66 Corvair, and 28 in my wife's '99 Camry (which is a POS that is annoyingly reliable. I hate this car, but it won't die).



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: August 26, 2009 01:54PM
I'm lucky to sniff 20mpg on either of my turbo cars (especially considering the way I drive).

Do I wish they got better mileage? Of course, but...
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 26, 2009 02:18PM
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M A V I C
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Dakota
14mpg in town, 18mpg highway. What do I get for it? A truck bed, 4WD, 4 doors and a V8. Everything I want in one package. The proper metric is mpg X miles driven, though. I don't drive that much.

Yeah, it's not all about MPG is it? For many driving is a form of entertainment. People use cars like mine for taking to the track, off roading, pulling trailers, boats, other cars... hauling their family around.

Stock my car does 0-60 in 6.9. Some have modded them to get upwards of 465 whp - and that's on a awd car.

yeah, but imagine what a 4wd twin engine olds 425 cid '66 Toronado can do! 3 tons baby!
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: DharmaDog
Date: August 26, 2009 02:30PM
24.4 MPG combined city/hwy in my 2008 Mazda3.

Wish it was better, but it's an improvement over my 1998 Jeep Cherokee (which I loved and miss terribly) that got 15-16 MPG combined city/hwy.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 26, 2009 02:33PM
Oh we doing all stuff, too.
77 mpg then
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: August 26, 2009 02:46PM
I just went 190 miles on 7 gallons of gas in my 66 bug, that works out to 27.14 MPG My work comute is 9 miles each way so that 7 gallons was good for 2 weeks of driving...



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 26, 2009 03:04PM
Twin toronado ? You Bought THIS ?


Dayum. you're brave / crazy !

Of course I once drove a Chrysler Newport Royale with a ginormous hemi engine. Got maybe 6 mpg in that Land Yacht. Vinyl seats- much pain in the summer !



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Travlen' JazzZen
Date: August 26, 2009 03:06PM
Average 45 city driving, 55 highway. 2005 VW jetta diesel. Love it!!
I got a whopping 8mpg when I filled up my big rig today! I haven't needed the air on the last couple of moving days. I usually get about 6mpg.
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 26, 2009 03:08PM
34mpg all around average in a Nissan Sentra (automatic).

But I don't gun it and I keep the MPG reading up all the time as an incentive.



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: AAA
Date: August 26, 2009 03:13PM
One of my friend's dad had two Newports. Perfectly, obsessively maintained. Of course, we all had mopars living in a mopar town. All my friends drove challengers, daytonas, slap stick this, draw string that, 6 bbl here, pistol grip there. But the newports were monsters.

I could hear my friend's Coronet with just headers start up in town, and we lived out of town, a mile or two. Louder than all get out.

I on the other hand was from a minority GM family. My first car was a 442.

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cbelt3
Twin toronado ? You Bought THIS ?


Dayum. you're brave / crazy !

Of course I once drove a Chrysler Newport Royale with a ginormous hemi engine. Got maybe 6 mpg in that Land Yacht. Vinyl seats- much pain in the summer !
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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: August 26, 2009 03:31PM
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cbelt3
Twin toronado ? You Bought THIS ?


Dayum. you're brave / crazy !

Of course I once drove a Chrysler Newport Royale with a ginormous hemi engine. Got maybe 6 mpg in that Land Yacht. Vinyl seats- much pain in the summer !

My old room mate's dad built the original one back in '67. It will drive with either front or rear engine running, or both. 12 seconds flat in heavy Seattle rain with the tires spinning through all 3 gears. It still races every few years in Vancouver BC where it resides. Hurst built one as well. He did his on his own.

That's the Grant car. Some old Hot Rod articles on that one.

I was just teasing MAVIC about all wheel drive, and only 465 horses



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: August 26, 2009 11:35PM
34 mpg in the AWD Matrix
36 mpg in the Miata



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Re: OT: Poll- What kind of MPG does your daily driver get ?
Posted by: Rain
Date: August 27, 2009 09:18PM
Gotta LOVE the Chevrolet Corvette! (especially the 1997-2004)
I played a gig in New Orleans Tuesday night. Loaded up two guitars, an amp, pedal board and cable bag in the back. Johnny and I filled up the tank for about $45 and hit the road.
Roughly an hour's drive at 80 mph and we averaged 32mpg.

(marvels of a 6 speed)

Another trip from Jackson to Natchez, MS on the Natchez Trace gave me 38.8 mpg on that stretch of road. 6th gear, 51mph, barely turning 900rpm. Probably not good on your transmission to do this daily, but it was a neat experiment.



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