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post Nov 11 2006, 02:13 AM
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I noticed I was up to 300 miles on a tank of gas, and still had over a quarter tank. So I started really taking it easy to see if I could get a 400 mile tank. Today the low fuel light came on just shy of 370 miles and I lost my nerve and filled up. It only took 12.6 gallons and on calculating I found I got 29.7 mpg! So even though I lost my nerve, I could have easily made 400 miles on the 14.5 gallon tank.

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I've gotten 400 on a tank once or twice before, but only on long trips. In my normal commute I generally fill up around 300-320 because it's getting low and I don't generally push it to empty. I've averaged 26.5 mpg since buying the car, and usually that's what I get on my commute more or less.

But if I start getting 30 mpg on a regular basis, I'm not gonna complain! whistle.gif


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post Nov 11 2006, 02:21 AM
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That sounds about what I'm getting. I go between 325-370 a tank with a gallon or so to spare, unfortunately the trip computer is weighted (averaged) I think, so while you think you might be getting some figure before fill up, it's a bit less and always scotches your best efforts at that coveted 400 mile tank... wink.gif.

I think 375 was the highest I got before the miles started to flash - - - -


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post Nov 11 2006, 02:24 AM
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Um Dooh and I have GLS models, no trip computer. Unless u installed something Dooh?


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Unfortunatly, highway driving is where are cars really shine milage wise. I average 32 mpg with a SULEV engine automatic. I do about a 70/30 split, mostly highway.

When I or my wife takes the car to run errands though it seems like you can watch the gas needle drop.


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Good Day,

I am the owner of a 2003 ELANTRA GT Hatchback with manual transmission, ABS, Traction Control and almost 71,000 miles. I have a 34 miles one way commute to work, most of which is on I-380 and open roads. I watch my driving, so as to maximize mpg, and I am consistently rewarded with 33 - 35 mpg. As for miles/tank, I am always well into the mid 500 mile range.

I have found that the mpg dash computer and my computing mpg the old fashion way always is within a few tenths of each other.

Previous to my buying the ELANTRA, I had been the happy owner of two Honda Civics and an Acura Integra for about 15 years. My purchase of the ELANTRA was strictly economics. Although I wanted a new CIVIC, at the time, the few thousand $$ more was a bit too much. My ELANTRA has been trouble free. Oil is changed every 5K, and maintenance is performed as per Hyundai recommendations.

I am presently lusting after the new ACCENT SE 5 speed, but with only 71 K on my ELANTRA, I will just have to wait.

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post Nov 11 2006, 06:29 AM
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my 06 elantra which i purchased jus last november get at most 615kms, using premium fuel members here say that it makes no sense , but i see a difference with regular i get about 505-525 most and that's shifting at 2000-2500 rpm's


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I just got back from NY Thursday night, and on the way out, I got 40.2 mpg. On the way back, coming a totally different way, over the mountains, and with a few hundred extra pounds in the trunk from shopping in NYC and such, it dropped down to 33.8
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post Nov 11 2006, 10:35 AM
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I'm beginning to think my car is somewhat of a lemon, I rarely get beyond 30mpg and I'm not talking what the trip computer says because that thing is a damned liar. I fill up at the same station always in the mornings and record my mileage.

I think I averaged 30-32 on my trip to Yosemite, but my normal average is 26-29 mostly highway like Rhinesel.

Another thing, my wife's GLS is a much peppier car than mine and begs to be be driven fast, whereas mine feels like an old person at times and to get up an move, I need to push it to do so.


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post Nov 11 2006, 11:34 AM
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I average about 24 mpg. Because I do all city short hops. Back when I did get highway driving in, I got 28-30mpg.


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Filled up the other day, Distance to empty showed 472.
I have driven from OK City to my house in Katy in one tank (478 miles) with 2 gallons left in the tank. I usualy get aaround 400 per tank with my work commute.

QUOTE (Silent Wolf @ Nov 11 2006, 02:24 AM)
Um Dooh and I have GLS models, no trip computer. Unless u installed something Dooh?
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Don't need a computer to figure it out...


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post Nov 11 2006, 04:22 PM
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I drive 38 miles each way to school, four days a week.
85% is highway driving.

I average 37-38 MPG. I've actually gotten it up to 41MPG a couple of times.

Also, I live in south Florida, so theres virtually no elevation changes on my drives.


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post Nov 11 2006, 10:26 PM
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QUOTE (CsrLiz344 @ Nov 11 2006, 09:51 AM)
I just got back from NY Thursday night, and on the way out, I got 40.2 mpg.  Not too shabby.
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Did you coast the entire way? tongue.gif That's actually waaaay beyond "not too shabby". ohmy.gif


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