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Old 05-31-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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I guess I'm one of the lucky stang owners

50 50 city highway getting 21.5 mpg.... last weekend drove 250 miles on Highway with 5 people in the car and averaged 26.1.
I love this 5.0 automatic
It's my first new ford and I'm a happy man. But the sync sux. Lol




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Old 05-31-2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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Not bad. Were you using cruise control for most of that?

My tuned manual .373 averages ~21mpg in chicago city/highway traffic, and around 25 pure highway miles with CC turned on.

My mpg goes down pretty dramatically when the CC is off. I tend to mess with it more than I should I guess.
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I actually don't use cruise control because it's not as efficient. . Especially on hills. My car is stock with 3.15
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were you with midgets! how do you fit five ppl!!
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were you with midgets! how do you fit five ppl!!

Ha no sh1t I don't put anyone in the back?!?
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Haha. Well my wife is 4'8". She was in the back with 2 kids in car seats. She didn't look comfortable buy it doesn't matter cause I'm not riding in the back.
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Your poor poor wife. but still that's insane five ppl, must have looked like a clown car
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Yea it's a tight fit in the back seat. The challenger I had had a lot more room in the back. But it's cool cause I don't plan on riding back there and for the most part it's just my kids in the back. ... I love this car
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On the manual, I think the CC does a pretty good job, especially on the highway. It sips the throttle better than I can to maintain speed.

I get about 19-20 mixed city during my commute if I'm not in a hurry. More like 17 if I'm late .

Hoping to squeeze out another MPG with a tune/CAI combo on order from Steeda.
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On the manual, I think the CC does a pretty good job, especially on the highway. It sips the throttle better than I can to maintain speed.

I get about 19-20 mixed city during my commute if I'm not in a hurry. More like 17 if I'm late .

Hoping to squeeze out another MPG with a tune/CAI combo on order from Steeda.

Let me know how the tune goes. Also what octane u run? So far I've just been using 87 but it's 100% gas. Here in Oklahoma we still have the choice to get 100% gas or the e10.
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Cc is the most efficient for holding a steady speed. Granted, it's better to bleed speed uphill and gain the speed down hill, but if you have a minimum speed you want set CC for it and then turn it off for the down. Our cars will automatically brake to stay near the CC speed.

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I could be mistaken, but I think all gas here in Illinois is 85% with 15% going to corn. I have a Costco card, so I fill up there at a marginally higher cost for 93 vs 87 from another gas station. Usually it's like 4.20 for 93 at Costco or 4.00 from Speedway for 87. It seems to be quality gas and they have those signs everywhere that have 5x cleaning agents, blah blah blah.

Do our cars actually apply the breaks in CC? I think that sounds a little odd. I haven't felt that, only some coasting.
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I got 27 on highway before mods now I'm about 24 with 18 in town I'm running 3.31s
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I could be mistaken, but I think all gas here in Illinois is 85% with 15% going to corn. I have a Costco card, so I fill up there at a marginally higher cost for 93 vs 87 from another gas station. Usually it's like 4.20 for 93 at Costco or 4.00 from Speedway for 87. It seems to be quality gas and they have those signs everywhere that have 5x cleaning agents, blah blah blah.

Do our cars actually apply the breaks in CC? I think that sounds a little odd. I haven't felt that, only some coasting.
Chicago area gas is 10% ethanol. We've got Shell, 7/11, Jewel, Speedway, Marathon, BP, Citgo, Exxon, and so on. I tend to use shell if I'm bein' picky about it - that way I know who to blame if I get a crap tank of gas . Average around here is 4.30-4.40 a gallon of 93.

CC doesn't seem to apply brakes at all. It'll coast, but you're on your own if you need to brake.
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Ohio is 10%. E85 is the 15%, and our cars shouldn't be running it. I only use pure gas. It costs more, but I still average 10ยข per mile. And you may not notice the CC braking on slight declines, but when I wasn't paying attention downhill on my way to NC it started braking going downhill. Not sure what the threshold is, but my buddies old Impala does it, too. It's not engine braking, actually the vehicle applying brakes.

Remember the guy who thought cruise control powered his motor home and he could go cook dinner in the back while it drive? Imagine putting CC on at the crest of a hill (65 in a 65), and at the bottom doing 85- "Officer, I had CC on, I swear..."

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:52 AM   #16
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Yep. CC is nice but I'd prefer to keep my foot on the pedal and I hardly move it so when I go up hill I'll lose maybe 5-10 mph but going back down I'll make it back up.and there is alot of level ground out here. Not real hilly.
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On my E85 tune, I got about 14.5mpg combined city/hwy. Now that I'm back on 91 I'm getting about 20mpg only in the city. Haven't had much of a chance to hit the highway on this new tune, but before I switched to E85 the first time, I saw 27mpg highway. Mods are all in my signature.
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I have the track package with 3.73 gears and am getting an average of 19.2 mixed.
I usually see a max of 22ish on the highway, but NJ highways tend to be 70-80mph most of the time.
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Not too bad at all. I'm just happy to be above 20 and not have to work hard at it.
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i've had my car for 2 days now an i'm at 14.1. i'm not worried yet though i know it takes time for the car to learn the driver and for the comp to get used to everything. it's been slowly climbing everytime i drive. so far all city driving gonna take it up the highway tomorrow
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Yeah I got like 12mpg for the first 500 miles or so lol
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Yes, that's because you can't help but Jack rabbit the starts. I have 1500 miles and I'm still having self control issues...
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Just hit 5000 miles (in about 4 months lol, can't stop driving it)
It was my first stick car, so that had a bit to do with the low economy as well. I've gotten better at keeping it in as high a gear as possible while cruising, but I don't think the acceleration ever gets old
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I measured my highway mileage on my last few trips in northern Virginia to test how good my mileage could be. With a 6M, Bama 93R tune and 3.31's I was able to drive 45 miles west to Winchester, VA (lots of hills) and get 25.3 according to the cars display with the wife in the car and AC on. The last time I went to the track at MIR (flat) I was able to knock off 30.2 by myself and no AC. Mash the throttle though and the car will drink gas at a phenomenal rate.
Driving in DC area traffic normally I average about 17.5 MPG on summer gas, 15.5 on the winter garbage.
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I measured my highway mileage on my last few trips in northern Virginia to test how good my mileage could be. With a 6M, Bama 93R tune and 3.31's I was able to drive 45 miles west to Winchester, VA (lots of hills) and get 25.3 according to the cars display wit the wife in the car and AC on. The last time I went to the track at MIR (flat) I was able to knock off 30.2 by myself and no AC. Mash the throttle though and the car will drink gas at a phenomenal rate.
Driving in DC area traffic normally I average about 17.5 MPG on summer gas, 15.5 on the winter garbage.
that's not bad at alll. And above 30 is impressive..
so far my cars display has been almost dead on with mpg... unlike a Chrysler 200 I had was always showing 2-3 mpg higher than I actually got.
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i'm not buying a mustang to win the world championship in fuel efficiency

But congrats on the achievement anyway!
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great mileage! but how in the hell did you manage to cram 5 people in there? I personally don't even like putting a single person in the back of my car, lol let alone 3 people

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i'm not buying a mustang to win the world championship in fuel efficiency

But congrats on the achievement anyway!
Me either. If I was worried about fuel efficiency I'd drive a gay prius. Lol... it's just nice to know we can obtain sufficient mpg while still having all this horsepower avaliable.
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great mileage! but how in the hell did you manage to cram 5 people in there? I personally don't even like putting a single person in the back of my car, lol let alone 3 people

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