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#4593797 - 12/04/17 09:39 AM Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned?
ZZman Offline

Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5792
Loc: Michigan
For me probably my 65 Impala with 396 was the lowest.

My mid 2000's Toyota Corolla was the highest.
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

#4593801 - 12/04/17 09:45 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
fenixguy Offline

Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
Highest is the '01 Civic. I average 36.8 (according to fuelly) 50/50 highway/city. I have gotten as high as 43 on a trip.

Lowest was a '95 Chevy Astro. Although I didn't think it was terrible for a 4.3 and was usually loaded to the brim with luggage and 5-6 people. Averaged around 16. Lowest was 9 once in South Dakota on some very poor quality fuel. I could actually watch the gauge move once it got below half a tank.
'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG

#4593802 - 12/04/17 09:47 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
Chris142 Offline

Registered: 06/05/03
Posts: 16841
Loc: Deplorable in apple valley, ca
73 international pickup. 5.5mpg

78 toyota pickup got up to 42mpg if i really tried.
02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40

#4593804 - 12/04/17 09:52 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
GMguy84 Offline

Registered: 07/14/17
Posts: 250
My 01 Suburban 1500 2WD

10 City, 16 MPG HWY. But I do have a lead foot lol
05 Silverado Z71 5.3 DELO 400 XLE 10W30/FUG XG3675

01 Suburban 5.3 Mobil 1 HM 10W40/M1206A

1982 TRANS AM (KITT) Mobil Super 5K HM 10W40/M1302A

#4593805 - 12/04/17 09:53 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
JeffKeryk Offline

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 262
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
Highest - maybe my 2017 Accord Sport, around 30 combined.
Lowest - 1970 Corvette with CRR 454, 450HP, 4 or maybe 6 downhill with foot off the gas and tail wind...

#4593806 - 12/04/17 09:54 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
mightymousetech Offline

Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1444
Loc: Ontario, Canada
best: modified diesel smart, best full tank was 2.9L/100 (81 MPG)
worst: 2500 Suburban for towing. Well, lucky to get 20L/100.

Edited by mightymousetech (12/04/17 09:56 AM)
Mighty Mouse Tech
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2010 Civic Si Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL
2013 BMW 135i M Sport Edition Castrol 0W40, Redline MTL

#4593810 - 12/04/17 10:00 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
Virtus_Probi Offline

Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 3970
Loc: New England
I didn't monitor the mileage of my '89 CRX regularly, but I did get 44mpg on a couple legs of a long drive from TX to MO on a really hot day and I sure wasn't trying for high gas mileage...basically drove as fast as I thought I could get away with and still got caught running in a "train" in OK averaging about 90. A plane spotted us and an Okie state trooper was standing in the highway waiting for us and waved our whole group over.
Never kept track of the mileage for my '76 Nova with a 250 straight 6 very closely as I lived in TX when I owned it and gas was under a buck a gallon, but I'd guess it wasn't very good. Believe I got 16-18mpg in my '96 Legacy Outback and maybe that was worse than the Nova?
2014 Forester XT, 80500 miles
Last Change;
Valvoline Full Synthetic 5W30 d1G2
Tokyo Roki 15208AA170 filter

#4593815 - 12/04/17 10:15 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
old1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1001
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
I think the 98 Grand Am I bought when it was a year old, with the 4 cyl. engine was probably the best, but the car I have now, the 14 fusion with the 2.5 has to be very close. For cars bought new, or nearly new, I bought a new PT cruiser in 2005, without the turbo, and it was the worst of new cars. 70 mph on the highway, it only got around 20 mpg. (if that) It did better around town, or if you could keep the highway speed down to 60 it did pretty good. Not a travelers car.
2017 Nissan Frontier 4.0 5w30
1965 Mustang 200 c/4 10w30 QS defy
1964 Ford Ranchero 302 c/4 15/40 Delo
1929 ford model A No filters, and 15/40 oil

#4593821 - 12/04/17 10:27 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
Broo Offline

Registered: 04/11/15
Posts: 128
Loc: Canada
When I got my Toyota Echo in 2005, ethanol was not widespread yet and with ethanol-free I could reach 50 MPGs. With E10 I get 45 which is still good.

Worst (still not so bad) : my 2006 3.0 Ranger. Best I could get was 22 MPG, usually around 19.

#4593836 - 12/04/17 10:43 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
quint Offline

Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 371
Loc: Cincinnati
Highest: the wifes Mazda 3, low 40's if you can keep it under 70 mph

Worst: 1977 Mustang II, with a 5.0 and 2bbl carb that I had in high school. Whoever owned it before me had changed the rear end ratio, the speedometer was wildly inaccurate and the RPM's were way higher than necessary for that little car, but the torque was outrageous and it would light up the tires with no effort at all. After filling up I was lucky to get 100 miles before I would stop for gas out of fear of running out, which worked out to 9-10 mpg at best. If I really babied it and didnt go over 40 mph I could get 12-13 mpg. My friends used to joke that the only thing that moved faster than that car was its own gas gauge. Between school and work, filling up 3-4 times a week was common. If I had half a brain at the time I would have sourced a junkyard rear end and swapped it back to stock, but never did. Did I mention the torque? Oh my word.
1993 240sx convertible
2001 Sequoia
2012 Mazda 2
2012 Mazda 3 Totaled 3/16/18, R.I.P
2017 Mazda 3
2017 Kia Rio

#4593862 - 12/04/17 11:17 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
MCompact Offline

Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4118
Loc: KY
Lowest: my modded 1974 Monte Carlo, which was lucky to average 11 mpg.

Highest: my wife's Cooper Clubman- it averages no less than 31 mpg.

Ringer: my wife's i3 REX, which used one gallon of gasoline in @9000 miles...
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

2016 i3 REX
2009 Cooper Clubman

2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...

#4593863 - 12/04/17 11:18 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
andyd Offline

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7162
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Lowest, probably the sick '53 Packard. Highest is likely the Fridge, my '16 Camry SE. 37.2 MPG last trip to my daughters. In the 90s the goon hauler was a Grand Wagoneer. 40$ a week in gas just to putt around town.
'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2

#4593873 - 12/04/17 11:30 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
Panzerman Offline

Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
This must be a old person thing because I am thinking back and I never cared or checked my gas mileage.
I know I look now but I am older. Probably my 2006 Hemi pulling a trailer, it's down to 7-8 mpg. The New Challenger is getting 25 mpg on trips before that I never paid attention.

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

#4593876 - 12/04/17 11:35 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
W: 1965 buick electra 225 401cu-in nailhead: 10mpg.

B: Toyota Yaris 3 door 5M, IIRC 36mpg in town

Worst that should be good: 1995 Hyundai Accent 3 door 5M: 27 mpg in town
runner up worst: Current 2014 Nissan Rogue at 23.6mpg ave in town/rural.
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

#4593878 - 12/04/17 11:38 AM Re: Highest/lowest mpg Vehicle u have owned? [Re: ZZman]
dbias Offline

Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 137
Loc: USA
1995 F-350 4x4 with 351W got about 10 mpg no matter what i did.
2015 VW Passat TDI 2.0 i acheived a 900+ mile tank averaged 53 mpg, all highway of course.
2011 VW JETTA Castrol Edge 0W-40
2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT Castrol Edge 5W-20
2016 HONDA CIVIC COUPE Castrol Edge 0W-20
2017 AUDI A4 Ravenol SSL 0W-40

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