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Old 08-30-2004, 03:51 PM   #1
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I have question about my gas mileage, it seems really low. I have a 2002 V6 Automatic stang. Last time I filled up I got 15.6 mpg city and 21.5 mpg highway. I may dog her some...but not that bad. And the highway was 70-80 mph. This just doesn't seem normal to me, anyone have any suggestions?
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I get 29 interstate... usually a combined total of 27.5 mpg ... 400 miles to the tank. that's horrible gas mileage, what mods do you have done? I do 74 and get 29 interstate
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I have absolutely no mods...at all...period lol
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ummmm, all I can say is wow. I get 23 at WOT hahaha, yeah, sucks man, sorry to hear that
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ok, the WORST gas mileage I've ever gotten on a tank was 22.5 mpg
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Next time I fill up I'm gonna baby the crap out of her and see what I get...I've never gotten over 23 period though. Anyone got any ideas?
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Anyone?...I'm desperate lol.
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most all bolt ons an 3.73 gears out back i manage 22mph city/hwy mix just normal driving how ever i want to.
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That still helps me none......lol
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I'd say you're gettin' screwed... the GT's get 26 advertised highway miles per gallon, 28-29 depending on the year for the v-6... I get 29 on the highway, 26ish in town... unless I get on it. But yeah, that's horrible. What rpm are you running at say 70 miles an hour?... I'm pushing like 2100, maybe 2050 rpm is all. I kinda like it . 60 is 1800 maybe?
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I know at 75 it's around 2500...i'll check later on if I get bored around town lol
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wouldnt a tune up help him out?
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I'll tell ya something else...I'm sitting at 47000 miles...and haven't done any major tune ups besides just air filter and oil changes...too busy working on other cars...i guess i need to pay mine more attention, what ya suggest?
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It's hard to believe anyone in a v6 stang is getting over 25 mpg period.......i'm sorry lol
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27 all the time
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You have a 5 speed?
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I'm just trying to figure out why I'm not getting good gas mileage...yeh I have a heavy foot, but I didn't think it was that bad lol
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It's hard to believe anyone in a v6 stang is getting over 25 mpg period.......i'm sorry lol
I had an 89 GT and regularly got 26 MPG highway.
You may have a problem with the tune or something.
Could be your timing is retarded.
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I get somewhat similar numbers in my 2000 auto.
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I also complain about my gas mileage. I get about 220 miles from tank full to when the low fuel light turns on. I think that's bad and I think I should be getting about 300, is that right? 2004 auto w/ 11K
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lol, I get 350 before the fuel light
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I think some just get better gas mileage than others. I have a heavy foot however, and it's not just because it's a size 15 lol. So that probably makes a pretty good difference in gas mileage
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when I want good gas mileage, I let the car drive itself
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I have the same problem. My car is an auto, no major upgrades just yet... and I'm lucky to get 240 miles out of a tank. My check engine light is on though and my o2 sensors are apparetnly bad. And she does have 154xxx miles on the motor. Although I did baby her and squeezed out a nice 260 miles from one tank.
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You could be getting bad gas mileage from a disease known as leaditious.
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Last time I checked I got 18.66mpg. I got a 95 auto, and I need to change my O2's & fuel filter.

I guess my pony like to drink :zim:
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i get 19 city and 22 hwy with gears make sure you are checking it right and if you are you may need a tune up
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Last time I checked I got 18.66mpg. I got a 95 auto, and I need to change my O2's & fuel filter.

I guess my pony like to drink :zim:
whats it drink haha
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have you noticed the key to pull that drinking smilly is : zim : .....
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whats it drink haha
It's 92 octane since we don't got any lower.

We got 92, 95 & 98
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I put duals on...now I average around 18 in the city, 20 mixed, and about 25 highway. It all good
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i would try a full tune-up, plugs, fuel filter, injector cleaner ect. and mello out on the gas pedal. just checked mileage on my 03 gt and got 21.7 to the gallon combined city and highway, was very pleased
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