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Old 08-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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I just bought my wife a 1995 Mustang and of coarse she loves it. About the only thing she complains much about is her mileage, is there any way to get a couple more miles for those expensive? It is all stock, clean as a pen, 6 cyl. with 51,482 miles! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Try doing a tune up spark plugs, wires, fuel filter etc..
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Wow! That sounds like a nice car! You should be getting around 26mpg on the freeway and around 18mpg city. At least. Providing that she is driving it around like a Grandma. But that's no fun, is it? Lol.
As stated above, make sure that it's tuned up and running properly. You have pretty low miles, so it should be a relatively minor tune up.
As far as mods for increased mpg? There are guys in this forum who can answer that better than I. I will say this though, it's been my experience that when you do mods solely to improve the mpg, you need to drive that vehicle a hell of a lot of miles for the mod to ever pay for itself.

By the way, those mpg numbers are what my 01 GT Bullitt will do. Driving like a Grandma.
Those numbers go way down if I decide to have a little "fun".
Enjoy your car!
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Thanks guys, I have already put plugs in but after pulling the first one I wondered if I was doing the right thing. The plugs all looked fine but I had already got new ones so I put them. She did indeed snag a great deal on the car. Non related, it's a base model and I had keyless entry installed on it for her.
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What mileage is it getting? I still manage low 20's on my built car
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Mpgs should be higher on those cars the gears are low. What kind of tires you got on there and is it auto or manual. I got a 1987 mustang gt that gets like 20 mpg
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I get 21 mpg with 2.73 gears
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Is it auto or manual???? Don't forget to look into tires and air pressure. Maybe a CAI as well.
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Is it auto or manual???? Don't forget to look into tires and air pressure. Maybe a CAI as well.
It's automatic. About half highway and half city. Maybe a little more highway. I got a CAI coming in Monday or Tuesday :p and the tires are bad but I didn't think that would affect mileage? The pressure I have no clue on
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It's an automatic and all stock gears and everything and it get 15 to17 mpg. The tires came on it and have good tread and are 205/65/R15 and the name is Raptor. I never heard of the tire but like I said they have the little spikes on them from being new.
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CAI is cold air intake, right?
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CAI is cold air intake, right?
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I just bought my wife a 1995 Mustang and of coarse she loves it. About the only thing she complains much about is her mileage, is there any way to get a couple more miles for those expensive? It is all stock, clean as a pen, 6 cyl. with 51,482 miles! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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I got 20 MPG on my Auto 01 v6 Mustang. Had 136K miles, CAI, catless y pipe with Flowmaster. Had 245/45/17 tires.

Now with my 98 GT I get 23-25 MPG being it as a standard. All stock with bad tires. Lol. With 185K miles.
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I got 20 MPG on my Auto 01 v6 Mustang. Had 136K miles, CAI, catless y pipe with Flowmaster. Had 245/45/17 tires.

Now with my 98 GT I get 23-25 MPG being it as a standard. All stock with bad tires. Lol. With 185K miles.
I don't drive the most efficient lol. But it still should be better than 21
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My 03 V6 gets about 10 mpg :/ just put in new spark plugs after horrible misfiring and still, no gains.
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My 03 V6 gets about 10 mpg :/ just put in new spark plugs after horrible misfiring and still, no gains.
Wow, u got a hole in ur tank? Lol you def need a tune up. Check engine light? If so what are the code(s)
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Wow, u got a hole in ur tank? Lol you def need a tune up. Check engine light? If so what are the code(s)
CEL is on and haven't gotten to check codes yet.
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CEL is on and haven't gotten to check codes yet.
Ya get the codes checked out, ill bet it has do do with some sensor like an o2 or MAF sensor.
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Ya get the codes checked out, ill bet it has do do with some sensor like an o2 or MAF sensor.
You think my 21 is pretty much on target or should I check something?
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Thats about what i get in my 01GT
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Tire pressure affects how much the car can cruise when you take your foot off the gas. If your tires are low the. They won't cruise as far as if they are filled properly. Very easy to do and check, makes a world of a difference. Bald tires are also not a great thing to have and yes affect mpg
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Tire pressure affects how much the car can cruise when you take your foot off the gas. If your tires are low the. They won't cruise as far as if they are filled properly. Very easy to do and check, makes a world of a difference. Bald tires are also not a great thing to have and yes affect mpg
Well bad tires are part of the problem haha. And ill check the pressure. What are they supposed to be?
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Well bad tires are part of the problem haha. And ill check the pressure. What are they supposed to be?
I do 35 psi. That's 10% overinflated, does the best mpg
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I do 35 psi. That's 10% overinflated, does the best mpg
+1 I run 35 for dd
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All depends on what size tires you have. I have 18's and are higher psi than stock
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All depends on what size tires you have. I have 18's and are higher psi than stock
Stock 16s lol
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I run 40 PSI on my stock 17s. That bad? To much? Lol.
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I run 40 PSI on my stock 17s. That bad? To much? Lol.
Yeah to much try 35 psi
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Got em all set to 35. One was down at 20 haha
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Got em all set to 35. One was down at 20 haha
It happens! Lol.
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Now let's see if my mileage gets a little better
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