Verified 33.5 mpg today.

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alkalinetaupehat

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I'd like to see what your gas mileage is like in town. I bet it's a lot less than a comparable v4 would give.
You got me there. I get something like 20mpg when it's straight city driving.
WELL I DON'T DRIVE LIKE A PUSSY.



So there. :oops:
haha, I actually accelerate at a normal pace, I'm just shifting into third when I hit 50.
I've owned a variety of cars in the 90's GM stable that had the 3.1, 3.4, or 3800. On message boards related to the cars, there is always someone who consistently gets 5+ MPG better than I have ever been able to acheive.
Honestly all I did was accelerate slightly conservatively and never exceed the posted speed limit. I set the cruise at 55mph and put the seat back to stretch.
Nice.

The best I've done in my Fusion was 29 MPG round trip (about 60 miles total) with about 40% city driving and 60% highway. Normally I hover around 24-25 because I do mostly city driving and I'm not easy on the accelerator.

My previous '03 Malibu 3.1L regularly got 27-28 MPG with about 60/40 city/highway. The GM V6's are pretty damned good in that regard. Pretty good low-end torque, too.
Agreed on the torque, IIRC the 3.3 develops the full 185ft-lbs at 2200rpm. I also know that with the 9:1 compression ratio, it helps when you let the motor breathe. I should mention that this car has a K&N air filter [/flamesuit].
 

thomsbrain

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You get infinite MPG when coasting in gear. My scangauge reads its maximum of 9999 MPG when coasting in gear. The flip side of this is that the engine braking slows the car down more than coasting neutral, but if you are on a hill steep enough to maintain speed in gear, it is always better to do so.
 

alevasseur14

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You get infinite MPG when coasting in gear. My scangauge reads its maximum of 9999 MPG when coasting in gear. The flip side of this is that the engine braking slows the car down more than coasting neutral, but if you are on a hill steep enough to maintain speed in gear, it is always better to do so.

Cool, thanks!
 

Zebo

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Pretty amazing. And you'll save money by never hooking up with a woman driving that.
 

DivideBYZero

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Pretty amazing. And you'll save money by never hooking up with a woman driving that.

I've always thought that if you think you need a flash car to get some pussy, you're pretty much not going to get any pussy at all. Ever.
 

mb

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I probably had my best tank over the last few weeks, at least since the time when gas was $4/gallon and I really tried hard to save gas (was able to get 27-28 then).

451 miles
16.891 gallons
26.7MPG

2008 Honda Accord V6 sedan.
 

alkalinetaupehat

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Mar 3, 2008
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I probably had my best tank over the last few weeks, at least since the time when gas was $4/gallon and I really tried hard to save gas (was able to get 27-28 then).

451 miles
16.891 gallons
26.7MPG

2008 Honda Accord V6 sedan.

I was walking and riding my bike all over when gas was $4/gal. Of course, so was everyone else. The fat people rode scooters, which made me lol.
 

JulesMaximus

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Jul 3, 2003
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Yeah I can't really ride a bike 36 miles to work...

I used to do it with the help of the Coaster here in San Diego. I'd drive the 6 miles to the Coaster station, take that down to Sorrento Valley from Oceanside and then ride the 9 remaining miles to work from there.
 

mb

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I used to do it with the help of the Coaster here in San Diego. I'd drive the 6 miles to the Coaster station, take that down to Sorrento Valley from Oceanside and then ride the 9 remaining miles to work from there.
There is 0 public transportation here.
 

Painman

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I probably had my best tank over the last few weeks, at least since the time when gas was $4/gallon and I really tried hard to save gas (was able to get 27-28 then).

451 miles
16.891 gallons
26.7MPG

2008 Honda Accord V6 sedan.

Tank size is one of the few things that pisses me off about my Passat. It only holds 16, which is only 1 gallon more than my old Golf did.

Nonetheless, I got 25 MPG overall out of my last tank full. Probably about 60/40 hwy/city. I've had the rolling average ticker go up as high as 32.9. 2.8 liter V6, 5 speed.