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.
By the way...no mods as of yet....still stock equipment.
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.
2012 Shelby GT500; SVTPP - Recaros - Electronics Pkg - Performance White w/stripe delete Texas Mile 183.5 mph pass and blowing a head gasket - OEM 5.4
MMR 1500 5.8, Crower Stg 2 Cams, VMP TVS and 67mm TB, ID 725s, FRPP/Whipple 123mm CAI, KB BAP, ARH Headers, Borla Touring, Fays2 watts link, BMR LCA and CHE relocation bracket, Metco UCA, MGW shifter, McLeod RXT, DSS carbon fiber driveshaft, AFCO H/E, C&R radiator, Koni sports, 285 & 315 Michelin PSS, OEM wheels widened to 11"
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!
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra SVT purchased 9/11/2012
Black with custom Gold "Supersnake style" Stripe + Recaro Seats + Borla ATAKs
Premium Electronics + Shaker 1000 Pro Audio
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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.
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.
2013 Shelby GT500 / Triple Black / SVT Performance & Track Pack / Recaros / BMR Rear Suspension Package from Revan Racing / FRPP Springs / Forgestar CF5 20 x 9.5 & 20 x 10.5 / MPSS 265/35 & 295/35 / Matte Black Snakes and Gas Cap / Redline Hood Struts / LED Fogs
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