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Unread 04-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #16
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I came out of 2004 Mazda6 sport wagon that was rated at 19/26 mpg and, although gas prices aren't the same as they were 7 months ago when I got my 4x4 Liberty Renegade, my fuel econ is only about 1 mpg lower in the Jeep compared to the Mazda doing the same daily (mixed) drive as before. Considering the Jeep is almost 1,000 lbs heavier that's not terrible.
Unfortunately I do a lot of driving so I've racked up over 14K miles in the 7 months that I've owned it. I track fuel economy pretty meticulously and just looked back at my log and can see about 1.5 mpg improvement between brand new and now.
I too was a bit disappointed by being able to see the improvement and compare head-to-head has taken some of the angst away. It could be worse, we could be pumping premium!
What were the miles on it when it started to improve?

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Unread 04-20-2011, 08:08 AM   #17
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I came out of 2004 Mazda6 sport wagon that was rated at 19/26 mpg and, although gas prices aren't the same as they were 7 months ago when I got my 4x4 Liberty Renegade, my fuel econ is only about 1 mpg lower in the Jeep compared to the Mazda doing the same daily (mixed) drive as before. Considering the Jeep is almost 1,000 lbs heavier that's not terrible.
Unfortunately I do a lot of driving so I've racked up over 14K miles in the 7 months that I've owned it. I track fuel economy pretty meticulously and just looked back at my log and can see about 1.5 mpg improvement between brand new and now.
I too was a bit disappointed by being able to see the improvement and compare head-to-head has taken some of the angst away. It could be worse, we could be pumping premium!

Hahaha true! If we were pumping premium I'd be putting this baby in neutral and pushing! (Sorry, I couldn't resist the urge to plug in one of those dumb smiley faces haha)
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Unread 04-20-2011, 10:32 AM   #18
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@ allskiing - I checked my mileage log and it looks like the magic number was 10K miles just as some others have suggested.

After that point, I've gotten 17 mpg or better on 75% (9 out of 12) of my fill ups. Again, that's under the same driving conditions that yielded mostly 15.5 prior to hitting 10K miles.

@tracyh - 2 vehicles prior to the Mazda I drove a Land Rover Discovery and I shudder to think what my average fill up would have cost if I was still driving that puppy. I think I averaged 13-14 mpg with that gas hog!!
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Unread 04-20-2011, 12:10 PM   #19
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my 08 is getting a little better than 21 in the highway and 16 in town so i have no complaints
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Unread 04-20-2011, 01:22 PM   #20
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When we bought our 2008 kk new, I was the first to drive it 40 miles home from the dealer.

I could see the gas gauge moving. The first couple thousand miles were horrible. It was ok at 6,000 miles when we traded it in and upgraded to a v8 wj, which gets better mpg.
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Unread 04-20-2011, 09:52 PM   #21
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I just traded my 2.4l wrangler in on a new 2011 kk and so far I have clocked 589 miles with 4 fill ups ... mileage has been terrible 15.3,14.8,13.2, and 16.4-all highway. I drive 70/30 highway (55mph 2 lane roads) /city (4 min commute to work). I have been driving it with the eco light on as often as physically possible with out causing an accident and my wife keeps calling me "granny"... at this rate I really regret giving up the wrangler which got 19 average over the year I drove it and it never got babied.

Guess I should have just bought that hemi dodge ram that I told myself not to buy because of the gas mileage ....

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Unread 04-20-2011, 10:14 PM   #22
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I just traded my 2.4l wrangler in on a new 2011 kk and so far I have clocked 589 miles with 4 fill ups ... mileage has been terrible 15.3,14.8,13.2, and 16.4-all highway. I drive 70/30 highway (55mph 2 lane roads) /city (4 min commute to work). I have been driving it with the economic light on as often as physically possible with out causing an accident and my wife keeps calling me "granny"... at this rate I really regret giving up the wrangler which got 19 average over the year I drove it and it never got babied.

Guess I should have just bought that hemi dodge ram that I told myself not to buy because of the gas mileage ....
It'll get better.No brand new vehicle ever get's good mpg's till about 10,000 miles.

Can't believe you all complain about mpg's,you bought the dang thing.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 12:45 AM   #23
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What's not to believe?

Dday88 passed up a bigger truck because he expected the posted mpg shown on the dealer lots.

That's not a lot to ask.

And I know, there's the "its a brick" argument, but it's stock, on small tires.
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:38 AM   #24
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I completely agree, I have no problem with getting bad gas mileage, I have a problem when I drive as conservatively as possible but can not manage to get the "combined" MPG when I am on the highway. I know i am a fool for trusting the dealer and the EPA... but really
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Unread 04-21-2011, 08:39 AM   #25
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What's not to believe?

Dday88 passed up a bigger truck because he expected the posted mpg shown on the dealer lots.

That's not a lot to ask.

And I know, there's the "its a brick" argument, but it's stock, on small tires.
Yeah it will get there but the engine needs to be broken in first which takes about 10,000 miles.
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