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Ok... ive owned my car for a little over a month now. 730 total miles.

To put it bluntly.... my gas mileage blows. Ive been averaging 180-210 miles on about 13 gallons.

Now I know that my gas mileage is supposed to improve as I drive it more. Does anyone know how many miles I have to put on the car for this to happen? Right now im averaging about 15 miles / gallon on a car that advertises an 18/26 rating. I also hear so many people saying they easily get low 20s a gallon.

I do a good amount of city driving, and I do use the autostick alot.... running the car at higer RPMs than average.... I definitely drive it hard. Am I going to continue to see this kind of gas mileage? If so, then ill deal with it based on the performance I get.... and the reaction on other people's faces as I smoke them on the highway. :D :D :D

Thrasher: You have almost as many miles as I have. What kind of mileage are you getting? Im sure your probably doing more highway driving than I am.

I just want to make sure that something is not wrong here.

Thanks

DjPiLL

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My 2000 R/T has 8500 miles on it.
I live close to work, mostly city
driving. I have been getting about
15-16 mpg. My only mods so far are
the KN air filter and a Flowmaster
dual exhaust. I took a road trip last
August to Virginia, got about 25 mpg
at an average speed of 75 or so.
I don't think your city mpg is <<that>>
bad, I like to drive with a heavy foot
too. I just like the sound of the motor
with the Flowmaster exhaust.
 

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wow cehasgr yer across the bridge from me! I'm in St. Pete! if u happen to see an R/T Motorsports around town, <especially south tampa, by the base> it's probably me! :D

as for the mileage.....i am in the same boat as you, i have not put on a whole lot of highway miles yet, more in city stuff <and running the air, u can watch the gas gauge drop> and i think i am averaging 15-18 mpg in the city..but not more than that. when i filled up to 3/4 of a tank i traveled about 160 miles and i thought that it was rather low as well. while i have not calculated it yet, I have noticed the increased fuel comsumption.

[ June 18, 2001: Message edited by: Thrasher ]
 

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Having around 7500 miles on my 2000 R/T, I've been keeping a log since my first tank of gas at around 3100 miles. At this point, I'm getting about 21 mpg. That is about a 35/65 split between city / highway. On a recent trip to Roanoke,Va. from Charleston, WV., I averaged about 25.4 mpg. I do drive the car a lot using the auto-stick feature and around 80 mph. My wife does the exact opposite, drive at posted speed limit :( Hope this helps some.

bigdaddy

[ June 19, 2001: Message edited by: bigdaddy ]
 

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I have a 99 base model. I drive it rather hard about half the time and I still average about 25mpg. Dunno what the bigger engines are suppose to get tho.
 

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Ok....I'll jump on the resurrection wagon!

Currently, my 99 Trep had 123k miles on the original 2.7 drivetrain and I am averaging (as of this morning) 28.7 mpg according to my OTIS. I reset it about 3k miles ago with my last oil change, and have been doing a lot of running around town lately. My mileage has improved about 3-5 mpg with the warmer weather.
 
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