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Old 07-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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Anyone actually own the 2015 ecoboost?

If so, has anyone taken it and had it tuned down for better gas mileage? Is 30-35mpg mixed possible?

I'm thinking about buying one this autumn, but if I can't get great mileage out of it, I will probably just wait for the Tesla Model 3.
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Your going to buy a car and tune it down? Yeah you don't need a mustang bud

All honesty I think it will be fine on gas mileage bone stock. Only one way to find out though

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If I can get 25 average mpg in a coyote the Eco boost should easily top 30-35. If it doesn't that's a joke.


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No, I don't *need* a Mustang. I would *like* a Mustang. But I'd like to be able to flip a switch between power and mileage depending on what I feel like at the time.
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flipping that "switch" will require being stopped for a few minutes to flash tunes. I believe I've seen some tunes out there for economy for the EB, but I doubt you'll see 30-35mpg mixed driving. You might see 30-35mpg for highway only.
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Just buy the GT for your performance and then a used Honda or something for your mileage
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Let me see

A $30,000 Mustang turbo four
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A $80,000 Tesla

One heck of a choice you got there.
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A $30,000 Mustang turbo four

************OR***************

A $80,000 Tesla



One heck of a choice you got there.

Ronnie

Yeah I'm with Ronnie on this one. Not even close to being the same cars, prices ect. And I would add if you can even afford to think about a tesla, why are you sweating some MPG!?


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The Tesla Model 3 price has been stated to target 35-36K guys. He's not looking at a Model S.
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I have a 2015 Ecoboost. Daily Driving City and Highway, I am getting 21-25 mpg depending on how heavy my foot is on that tank. On the highway to Dallas from Houston doing 60-65mph, I saw 30+ mpg.

I did not buy this mustang expecting 30-35 mpg mixed as OP put it. I bought this car because I had a 2013 Focus that while comfy and fuel efficient, was not a mustang. I plan on spending a bunch of money on this car to improve performance and customize it to be the mustang I want it to be. IMHO, That is the way it should be.

I think Rapinator126 got it right but wanted to provide some first hand experience.
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The Tesla Model 3 price has been stated to target 35-36K guys. He's not looking at a Model S.
If a person can show extreme restraint while purchasing one... And only needs a car with a limited range.
http://time.com/money/3946821/tesla-model-3-fail/

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It's not realistic to expect that you can tune a modern car to increase its mileage by 50%. The automakers are already trying to do that!
With the ever-stricter CAFE standards coming into effect, the car companies are not leaving much "on the table" as far as fuel economy goes.

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Sorry, I just looked up the model 3

Of course it is not being built yet. A 200 mile range is really good. I can drive to just above Lauderdale and plan on spending the night because I sure can't drive back home until I charged the thing up.
They do say $35,000 but how much will it really cost when it is built?
No, I'll stick with my 2012 Mustang V6 3.7 Cyclone powered 24 to 29 MPG 87 octane 305 horsepower gas guzzler.
I'm going to be driving up to the American Muscle Mustang show which is a little over 1,000 miles and won't have to stop every 200 miles to charge a battery.

Someday I think all cars will be some sort of electric but I'll be dead by then so I don't really care.
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In defense of the electric car, they do have some appealing benefits. One being, many of the charging stations are either free to use or very reasonably priced.
All of the Tesla owned charging stations are free. The drawback? There are only a little over 100 of them.
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They have charging stations at the Orlando civic center

Nice if you want to pay $15.00 an hour to charge a car. ( If I read it right)
Gas don't cost that much.
If I was ever to get one of those things it wold be a Volt. When it runs out of electric you still have gas to get you home.
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No.
A lot of stations are free, and others, the prices vary depending upon who owns them, etc.
Some stations you can pay a monthly membership of around $30, or less, and have unlimited charging for the month. Others charge by the hour (about $1per hour), and some charge by the kilowatt hour just like your power company does.
I looks like a person could shop around, in their local area, and find the best deal for charging, but on a trip outside of your area, you would need to plan it out, much like a pilot would, creating a flight plan. And you would be at the mercy of whatever charging stations are along the route.

I'm with you Ronnie... I'll probably be sticking with the internal combustion engines for the duration.
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My neighbor bought a Nissan LEAF electric car

She got stuck a few times and traded it in on a Prius. ( Big loss of $$$$) She hated the underpowered ugly Prius and traded it in on a Ford Escape.
She loves it and said no more Electric cars for her. She also said that what she lost trading the cars ,She could have bought gas for probably 5 or 10 years.
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You don't buy a Mustang for gas mileage. You don't buy a V8, if your going to whine about the 8 quarts of oil with oil filter.
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My sole reason for not buying an electric car has been its range; it simply does not have enough "range to empty" to get me back and forth to work. If my work location had charging stations in the parking lot, it would be feasible, but they don't, claiming its too expensive to add them. Even then, there could be a "first come, first served" situation, and the requirement for several electric car owners to have to move their car, allow the next one in; this would be a productivity loss of time according to my employer.

So, I continue to use gasoline. Maybe hydrogen will be a solution.

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is mpg of 30-35 possible = YES, just ask UltArc

is mpg of 30-35 likely = NO
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On a recent 200+ mile trip through the Adirondacks - lots of hills, winding roads, and speeds from 45-75 - Avg 31

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Apparently my foot is heavier than Izzyman. Great job Izzy.


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I get about 24 mpg around town in my 2011 V-6 and last weekend when returning home from Western NC Asheville, NC to Charleston, SC

277 miles and 9.3 gallons to top off the tank prior to putting it back in the garage.

29.78 mpg while driving with cruise control set at 78. Of course my speed was above and below 78 with traffic conditions.
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I own a 2015 ecoboost and have the 3:31 gears and I get about 21.5 on the city but I drive faster than the average driver in my town so yea you can probably get 30-35mpg just make sure you don't floor it to much as it is really tempting with that nice turbo under the hood


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I've gotten as good as 38MPG on highway only with no stops. Keep in mind this test was after reaching cruising speed of 60 MPH. My average is 28 and I drive mostly interstate at 75-80MPH. You will see a drop in MPG during 90+ degrees or greater than 70 MPH. Hope that helps. As far as the GT vs the others I've had to v6's 2010 and 2014 and driven a 2011 GT. Overall I love the power and sound of the GT but I'm driving on the trac everyday, I am driving on interstate at causing speed and heavy traffic areas when I am not. The Eco was very much a practical choice and drives a lot more aggressive than my 2010 or 2014 V6. Personally I hated the 2014 shift patterns. That ended up being the demise of the car for me and the sole reason I traded it. In heavy traffic shifting between 2-3rd and 3rd to 2nd was the worst drive ever.
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