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Old 08-29-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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How often do you fill gas?

Just bought a 2014 3.7 black on black w/perf pkg. I'm loving it so far but the only potentially arising problem is the fact that I pay too much for gas a month.

I drive about 70% city and 30% hwy and average around 20MPG.

I pump gas every 5-7 days (would be good to say once a week)

$55 (93oct) per pump X 5 times a month = $275

So essentially I pay nearly $300 on gas a month. Indeed insane.

1. Are you yall on similiar ballparks?
2. How much do you spend on gas a month?
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do you have a tune on your mustang? if youre all stock then I would say that 93 octane is a waste? but I could very well be wrong
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I fill up once a week. So yea id say about 4 times a month. 240 a month on average. What were you expecting from a mustang?
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I spend roughly around $160-$200 per month sometimes more when I go out to cruise. I travel 30 miles per day to work or to go to town.

I travel mainly highway but I do city/downtown driving as well. When I stay in town I get right about the same. Maybe decreased by 3 mpg?
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do you have a tune on your mustang? if youre all stock then I would say that 93 octane is a waste? but I could very well be wrong
I'm fully bolted.
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Semi rural I get 23/24 the summer only tires hurt mpg. I found (using math) the mpg went up 1-2 from regular to the premium. I find it to be a break even in cost per mile so I use the premium for the added butt dyno measured HP gain. I did the same experiment with my 06 Tacoma and didn't get better mpg. I think with the variable cams/timing and a more modern engine design it was able to take advantage of the increased octane. Remember the two big factors are WHAT and HOW you drive. The Stang is not a light car so there is not a huge differance between the V6/V8 but then an improvement of 2 1/2 mpg is 10%.
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I'm fully bolted.
so you have a tuner or not?
if not I say get one
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If you are not running a tune, then the 93 octane is most likely not giving you as much bang for the buck. The ECU will adjust the timing a bit to take advantage of the higher octane, but in your case, the amount your paying per gallon may not be worth the small gains you may be seeing with it. If you have a tune that requires 93 octane, then I'd assume you'd not be writing about lower MPG.

Go back to 87 octane, and see if your happy with how the Mustang runs with it. The ECU will adjust, and the savings per gallon may make your monthly bill for fuel feel better on your wallet.
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Just bought a 2014 3.7 black on black w/perf pkg. I'm loving it so far but the only potentially arising problem is the fact that I pay too much for gas a month.

I drive about 70% city and 30% hwy and average around 20MPG.

I pump gas every 5-7 days (would be good to say once a week)

$55 (93oct) per pump X 5 times a month = $275

So essentially I pay nearly $300 on gas a month. Indeed insane.

1. Are you yall on similiar ballparks?
2. How much do you spend on gas a month?
Exactly the same on my 2014 but I use 91 which is a little cheaper and honestly can't tell the difference. On another thread we were talking about what has everyone was using for gas and all of us had similar results . Out engines were designed to run on 87 ( which is what I was using). But found my car to have a little more kick with the 91. Millage didn't change one bit though.
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Essentially once per week. I'm about a 50/50 split and am averaging 25.4 for this year so far.
So $60/tank x4= $240.
Slightly better mpg after mods/tune. Cost per mile went up .07 cents.

I was hoping to average 27-28 but I have never been able to get close to 30 on the highway ever.

Just drive it and enjoy. Why?
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I have a slightly heavy foot and I get really spirited a few times a tank. I just filled up today and averaged 22. Mix of highway and city with mostly city. I'm fine with it as I use to drive a ford expedition that would get around 14 mpg.
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so you have a tuner or not?
if not I say get one
Yes it is tuned. You cannot run a bolted vehicle without it being tuned; it will not run correctly.
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just making sure.
a lot of people would be surprised to find that out believe it or not
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My gas mileage has improved since I have cleared 2000 miles. All I have is axle back exhaust
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:53 PM   #17
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When I start job. I'll be spending ++$500 a month on gas.
I ain't b1tching bout it, I knew what I wanted. I won't b1tch to my girl bout her thirsty so she can just moan loudly every time I drive her, which by the way just makes me forget whatever happened to my gas money.
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Hey man. I am in the same boat as yours. I got a 2014 with performance package and manual gears. I drive 80% hwy give or take and I also fill up once a week like every 6th day or so. Im here in Canada and I get roughly 530kms per tank running on 91 octane, CAI and bama tune. Roughly 23mpg combined. My city mileage is pretty shiet though.. 12-13 mpg in stop and go traffic. I guess this might have something to do the with the 19 in tire size since the motor has to work more to rotate a bigger mass IMO.
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When ever my gas gauge is on E.

Remember you can drive the speed limit and have people pass you. You don't have to go 10 over all the time. (This is speculation.)
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Your right foot is the biggest determining factor.

I have a bone stock 2012 5.0 and my average gas mileage over the life of the car so far is 20.7 mpg. (Calculated by hand, not the computer)
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When ever my gas gauge is on E.

Remember you can drive the speed limit and have people pass you. You don't have to go 10 over all the time. (This is speculation.)
That's just crazy talk! Lol
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Centex has discounts Wednesday and the weekends. I top the tank up as needed on these days.
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Since the headers and A/B my car has picked up another MPG, 70% highway with my 13 Performance Packaged Manual I have been getting around 27 MPG. I have all my gallons and miles on Fuelly and over the last 27,730 miles I am at 25.9 MPG.
I fuel up every 4th to 5th day, 1 more month and I have had this car a year.
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Since the headers and A/B my car has picked up another MPG, 70% highway with my 13 Performance Packaged Manual I have been getting around 27 MPG. I have all my gallons and miles on Fuelly and over the last 27,730 miles I am at 25.9 MPG.
I fuel up every 4th to 5th day, 1 more month and I have had this car a year.
+1 on fuelly.

I'm 25.9 overall at 17k. 50/50 split.
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2001 Bullitt. 100% city miles. I fill up just about every 2 weeks.
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Just bought a 2014 3.7 black on black w/perf pkg. I'm loving it so far but the only potentially arising problem is the fact that I pay too much for gas a month.

I drive about 70% city and 30% hwy and average around 20MPG.

I pump gas every 5-7 days (would be good to say once a week)

$55 (93oct) per pump X 5 times a month = $275

So essentially I pay nearly $300 on gas a month. Indeed insane.

1. Are you yall on similiar ballparks?
2. How much do you spend on gas a month?
It depends on whether my girlfriend leaves her credit card on the table...
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depends on how much driving I do. Normally once a week averaging around 22 MPG spending around $37 per fill up. Highway driving I average around 34 MPG on a 700 mile road trip
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um... twice a week sometimes more lol. Have had my car since may 18 and almost at 9500 miles haha.
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depends on how much driving I do. Normally once a week averaging around 22 MPG spending around $37 per fill up. Highway driving I average around 34 MPG on a 700 mile road trip
A couple of things..

1. How the hell do you pay $37 for a full tank? Where do you live?!

2. 34MPG highway? What are your mods? The highest I've gone was 27MPG full highway 70MPH 2k RPM. (I'm tuned + bolted at 93octane) If your MPG is true then this is quite disappointing..
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Lmfao thats horrible bro

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A couple of things..

1. How the hell do you pay $37 for a full tank? Where do you live?!

2. 34MPG highway? What are your mods? The highest I've gone was 27MPG full highway 70MPH 2k RPM. (I'm tuned + bolted at 93octane) If your MPG is true then this is quite disappointing..
I get 23 city and 27 highway and I have 373 gears and full bolt on with 91 tune
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A couple of things..

1. How the hell do you pay $37 for a full tank? Where do you live?!

2. 34MPG highway? What are your mods? The highest I've gone was 27MPG full highway 70MPH 2k RPM. (I'm tuned + bolted at 93octane) If your MPG is true then this is quite disappointing..
Someone on here was able to break 40mpg with their 3.7
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Someone on here was able to break 40mpg with their 3.7
I get close to 35 with my defender Michelin, 93 octane on stock tune and cai. It's doable, just gotta be going 65.
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I get close to 35 with my defender Michelin, 93 octane on stock tune and cai. It's doable, just gotta be going 65.
I get between 20 and 21. WTH?
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I have a heavy foot. And do mostly city with highway being only 2 days a week and I get 21
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