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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Gas mileage??

Month 4 of owning my 2010 Shelby...absolutely awesome!!

However; I am getting about 10 miles to the gallon. I do mostly city driving with lots of stop and starts (San Antonio). I push the car a little bit but not crazy. Does this sound right? Are there specifics to help in this area? I figured around 14-15 at least.

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 10:11 PM
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Re: Gas mileage??

I have gotten 23 on the highway during a brief test, but it sucked and was fun(less)!

Getting 10 sounds like much more fun!
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My day to day travels to work and back gets me around 12-14mpg. That's a mix of country and city. Stock 2010 as well.

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 05:07 AM
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I use a gas mileage app and my driving is mostly in town. My average is about 12 mpg. A friend of mine that had a 12 averaged around 15 mpg but his commute had more highway miles than I do. He probably has more discipline than I do too. The only long road trip I made, it got a little better than 20.
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My 2013 has 6k on it and overall is 15.1. Longer freeway journeys get me 18-19 with some brisk fun. I can eke out 23 out of it if I really try but that is totally boring and "funless" .. And it only takes one ricer and the experiment swiftly ends!

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I average around 16mpg normal city/highway driving. Highway I have seen 22-23mpg range in 6th gear.

Also, when you fill up and reset the mpg meter, it takes a bit for it to settle in, but just a note. If you sit somewhere idling, it will affect the mpg reading. Best things to do keep track of the gallons added/miles when you gas up.

Also, any driving you can do in 6th gear, do it. cruising 5th gear at 2000-2200rpm will suck some gas up.

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Re: Gas mileage??

I've been getting between 13 and 15 MPG since ownership, but my commutes are mostly highway (with some traffic mixed in), so sometimes it's a bunch of stops and starts. I would expect that the more time you spend in the lower gears (1-4) or if you are hard in the gas, the less your MPG. Sometimes I think I can see the gas needle move when I take off fast in 1st and continue thru 3rd, wow, it’s fun when I do that. Reminds me, one of our members has a good quote on his signature; smiles per gallon (think that came from member SHELLLB). That’s what this car is about, smiles, it has no care in the world about getting you decent MPG. I have a Fiesta that is my MPG car.

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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-26-2013, 06:46 AM
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I've found that the gas mileage display is a big placebo. Don't believe it. Keeping track of my mileage with that app made me realize it not all that accurate.
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I usually avg around 18 mixed driving. I must not be driving it right. I got 24 coming down to shelbyfest. The car's message display read 24.1, my calculator said 24.089. So it was spot on.

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12-14 during the week. 21 if highway only.

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