Horrible MPG on a 2002 Intrepid ES???
I just got a 2002 Intrepid ES and I read online that it has an 18 gallon tank and the low fuel light comes on when there are 2 gallons left. So, I filled up the tank and will see how many miles I get until the low fuel light comes on. I am SHOCKED to see the MPG is much worse than advertised. I have only gotten about 80 miles and the tank is already pretty close to halfway point!!
I estimate that I'll get about 100 miles by the time I reach the halfway point and then IF I get another 100 by the time it reaches the low fuel light then that will only be about 200 miles from 16 gallons used! That's only about 12 MPG!! HOW can it be so AWFUL???
I am now doing driving mostly in the subarbs but I should be getting 18 to 20 MPG!! Is the fuel tank capacity not 18 gallons or what?? WHAT on earth could be causing such horrible fuel efficiency???
Last edited by Thundersnow; 01-09-2008 at 02:29 AM.