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Old 12-31-2017, 02:43 PM   #581
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Default Re: Whats your MPG?

I have to think that geographic location has a lot to do with the MPG differences between us city folk versus you higher mileage gettin’ country folk. Population density has to have a correlation with the length of stretches of road between stop signs and stop lights. Plus there are differences in hilly terrain areas vs. farm country.
I live in densely populated Connecticut which is also generally hilly. My usual trek to work has many stops/intersections to deal with and when I do take the highway, there are many climbs and downgrades.

Lately getting 24 mpg on average with my DOHC wagon in the colder weather and lots of densely populated stop and go.

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For instance -I am in the dark purpley-blue area. 500+ persons per square mile.
It would be interesting to have Saturnfans report their mileage and population density area at the same time.

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Old 01-01-2018, 04:45 PM   #582
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No doubt the traffic and conditions play a big role, as well as drive cycles and outside temp. I'm in a population dense area and still view 30 MPG as the lower end of MPG returns, but we don't get much in the way of single digit temps either.

Short trips are terrible for average MPG, since you have so much wasted energy on warm up times. Combine that with frigid cold and there isn't a lot you can do without block heaters or something.

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Old 01-02-2018, 03:34 PM   #583
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22.2 mpg Last tankful (fill up this am) thanks to the frigid weather.

my 6-year average (fueleconomy.gov entries) is on the attached map.

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If you want to be added to the map - provide your overall average and location.

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:06 AM   #584
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Default Re: Whats your MPG?

In my experience - you should get 34-36 mpg.

Unless your foot is digital - that is - at idle or stomped to the firewall.

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My SO recently changed employers so she is now driving less than half of her usual 400 miles per week. Her mileage dropped about 2 mpg.

Funiny thing - she gets within 1 mpg - regardless of which car she drives. SL2 / SC2 auto or manual - it's pretty much 32 mpg on short trips, more on longer trips.

I rarely check mileage - because I drive far less.

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Old 01-05-2018, 03:06 PM   #585
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The lowest I've ever had owning this 2002 SL1

35.1mpg. All driving was on local rural roads and temps were as high as 20f and as low as -6f. So yea, it was or is real cold right now.

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