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Old 06-06-2012, 06:34 PM   #21
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I agree - 17 mpg(US) with any GM Van motor is pretty good. For comparison; I only get 16.5 to 18 from my Toyota Tundra 2wd, 3.4 liter, 5spd manual trans.
I thought it should get at least 19 to 22 when I bought it new in '04. NOT!
And, worse is my Jeep Wrangler 2dr with 4.0L & 6spd manual = 12 to 14...
I guess Fuel mileage is like money & Sxx - never enough!?
Or, if we're in it for the money - we shouldn't be doing it at all!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #22
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After seeing Macopolo"s post on the difference between U.S. and Imperial.I shall always use Imperial.It sure looks better to me.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:01 PM   #23
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I'm getting closer to 18 mpg (US). That's what I'd like to see.
Last two fill ups were:
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And, with the current fill-up we just cruised for 60 miles at 60 mph in a long line of highway traffic. There was a big rig at the front of the line who kept a steady speed. Didn't have to brake, kept it on cruise control so I'm off to a really good start with this tank.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:51 PM   #24
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2010 long and tall sprinter, ERA. Last check was heading west out NYC on the turnpike in heavy headwinds, 65 mph. 20.8 mpg
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:57 AM   #25
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That's great mileage with a headwind. When we get settled, I'm hoping to get out and see how
age affects mileage. For the Roadtrek and me.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #26
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8000 Km / 5000 miles from Calgary to Indiana and back. Very hot weather, the inevitable head winds, the AC running all day: Average was 15 mpg (US), 18 mpg (Imperial), approx 15 litres per 100Km, or, in what I consider the only really important measure with current gas prices, about $10 per hour on the highway.

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #27
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In the '97 diesel:
Getting close to costing 18 cents per km or 29 cents per mile here.
2769 km or 1720 miles driven last month.
Just under 17 mpg US or right at 20.3 MPG Imperial.
Just under $500 missing from my wallet
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #28
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Not sure why exactly, maybe proximity to the US border, but I'm paying an average of 4-6 cents per litre less here, than at our old home. We're also a refinery town, so that might affect the price. Makes quite a difference when I quantify it in cups of coffee per fill up.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:45 PM   #29
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Just averaged 15 MPG over 2500 mile trip from: VA - OH - IN - AL - GA, then back to VA. Mostly highway but several hundred miles in city or country hilly areas.

I drive somewhat conservatively. Draft on the big boys (semis) when I can. Don't exceed 65 mph on highway. Coast to stop and lay off the brakes where possible. Anticipate stoplights, etc.

Overall I am pretty happy with that for my ~9400 lb loaded weight vehicle.

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:42 AM   #30
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Here we are in Hot - Humid Seattle. Nearly 1800 miles from HOT, Dry Arizona. Averaging 14.042 in nine fillups. HOWEVER, adjusted for our oversize tires @ +4 to 5% we could fudge that to 14.7 mpg. Not so bad as I had expected. Have paid as high as $3.759 P/gal - Oregon & Wash. Can't wait to see what it is in British Columbia (I won't Even try to do the math there). It was $3.18 @ Prescott Costco when we left.
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