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g r y m e s
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With gas how it is, are you driving slower?
#1045604 - 09/09/05 02:47 AM

I generally drive an a fair but swift speed if that makes any sense. Jump on the throttle when neccessary, but I have definitely become a more conservative driver since I a paying $40+ to fill the tank with Primo. And wow, the mileage is much better. It's fair to say I would get just around 300 miles on the tank when it gets to "E". This past tank I was a good 3/32in and was at 335miles on the tank. 27.14 miles per gallon. I thought it was amazing. Anyhow, hows everyones milage been since the price per gallon shot up like a rock.

Sorry, if this has already been talked about. Please let me know if it has, obviously.

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JustinCSVT
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Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045608 (Re: g r y m e s) 09/09/05 02:49 AM

I haven't driven much differently. It seems that almost no matter how I drive I will get at least 20mpg. Normally I am right around 23mpg.

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The Five-Oh!
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Loc: Hartland, MI
Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045609 (Re: JustinCSVT) 09/09/05 02:51 AM

nope, i still drive like an idiot, but for the most part it's in the "beater" which has two less cylinders and couldn't go fast if i tired, it also runs on econo-gas

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~Alex
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2000 Green CSVT gone on 2/17/06
2001 Toyota Corolla (SHE RUNS!!!)
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Kremithefrog
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Reged: 05/14/02
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Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045611 (Re: g r y m e s) 09/09/05 02:52 AM

I drive the same, just without the chip in. Escort uses premium, so I don't drive it much.

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91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

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CSVT1214
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Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045614 (Re: Kremithefrog) 09/09/05 02:55 AM

I still drive like an idiot too. I wish I could resist, but with a new 3L, it's near impossible for me to do it.

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Tony

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1998 SVT Contour (SF/MB) #1266 parts car
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The Five-Oh!
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Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045616 (Re: CSVT1214) 09/09/05 02:57 AM

with me in a car it's impossible for me to not drive like an idiot, i am probably one of few who can say they gave a TOYOTA COROLLA BAD mileage, i dropped about a quarter tank in less than 50 miles probably.

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~Alex
Ex- SVT Driver627

MUST SELL!!!LOCAL:
Pre-98 MOLDED trunk
Polk db speakers
Corolla parts
LED Underbody Kit
PM


2000 Green CSVT gone on 2/17/06
2001 Toyota Corolla (SHE RUNS!!!)
1989 Mustang LX 5.0

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Mystique97
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Loc: Ashland, Ohio
Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045634 (Re: JustinCSVT) 09/09/05 03:19 AM

My mileage has kinda increased since I started putting Citgo in it, one day I was looking for the cheapest gas, and Cigo here was cheapest, filled it up with that, got about 40 more miles to the tank then I did on Sunoco. With Sunoco, I got around 220 on a tank, and with Citgo, I go about 260+, and that is with like 12.XX gallons. So I'm sure I can get like 300 if I go the extra couple gallons. No my driving habbits haven't changed much, just a little bit.

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GetBooby151©
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Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045645 (Re: Mystique97) 09/09/05 03:27 AM

let's just say gas is killin' me right now.

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Kremithefrog
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Loc: Albany, Georgia
Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045649 (Re: Mystique97) 09/09/05 03:31 AM

Originally posted by Mystique97:
My mileage has kinda increased since I started putting Citgo in it, one day I was looking for the cheapest gas, and Cigo here was cheapest, filled it up with that, got about 40 more miles to the tank then I did on Sunoco. With Sunoco, I got around 220 on a tank, and with Citgo, I go about 260+, and that is with like 12.XX gallons. So I'm sure I can get like 300 if I go the extra couple gallons. No my driving habbits haven't changed much, just a little bit.



For a zetec, that really really really sucks. You might wanna do a tune-up/make sure everything is working right.

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98.5 SVT
91 Escort GT (almost sold)
96 ATX Zetec (i brake to watch you swerve)

FS: SVT rear sway bar
WTB: Very cheap beater

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Mystique97
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Re: With gas how it is, are you driving slower? new
#1045663 (Re: Kremithefrog) 09/09/05 03:40 AM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
Originally posted by Mystique97:
My mileage has kinda increased since I started putting Citgo in it, one day I was looking for the cheapest gas, and Cigo here was cheapest, filled it up with that, got about 40 more miles to the tank then I did on Sunoco. With Sunoco, I got around 220 on a tank, and with Citgo, I go about 260+, and that is with like 12.XX gallons. So I'm sure I can get like 300 if I go the extra couple gallons. No my driving habbits haven't changed much, just a little bit.



For a zetec, that really really really sucks. You might wanna do a tune-up/make sure everything is working right.




I'm plainin on it. I also noticed a decrease in power too since day 1 of owning the car (or I'm used to the "power" it has). So I'm sure the plugs are starting to get gunked up. It has about 75K on it right now. May also change the fuel filter too.
I still get awesome gas mileage on the highway, of course I do drive strictly city, about 98% of the time, and I drive hard too.

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Jason G.
1997 Mercury Mystique GS ZETEC ATX
Born: 11/96

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