Ok, so despite all the technical issues I've had with my '06 Commander, she impressed me on Wednesday!
I had to take a trip that was 250 miles one way and upon filling up right before I left, I made it to my destination with no stops and still had about 75 miles to empty. I've been here for 2 days now and still haven't put gas in the car.
That impressed me, cause when I had my Liberty and made these trips, it was three tanks worth of gas for one trip - start, middle, and end! So maybe the Commander's not so bad afterall.
I have found that I seem to get the best mileage if I let the tank go to almost empty before filling up again - maybe it's just me.
What makes you think you get better mileage if you let the tank go to empty? How much better is it?
While I'm glad that you're pleased with the mileage, getting 300 miles in a tank isn't much of which to be proud. Jeeps just aren't known for the good mileage, and even with a 20 gallon tank, it still doesn't get many people to their destinations in one tank. In my old Ranger, I could go from Los Angeles to Tahoe and just barely make it with a 20 gallon tank of gas, and that's nearly 500 miles.
As you know, stopping for gas is a hassle. I really don't mind the mileage, but a bigger tank would be nice, even if it does cost a fortune to fill.
Jeep: 2006 Midnight Blue Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L • Bells • Whistles
Mods: Tow Hooks • Mopar & 4xGuard Skid Plates & Rock Rails • Flowmaster 70 • 255/65R17 REVO's
Good mileage is the 40+ mpg I got in a TDI Golf going from Venice to Munich in 6 hours. I'm still lucky to get 15mpg with ove 7k on the clock now, and a new air filter. I've been thinking about hooking my wideband up to see how rich these run.
06 GC Limited daily / tow vehicle
92 TSI AWD - on the quest for more everything
I pity a "he" whose name is "Nancy." Probably got/gets picked on a lot.
LMAO. My bad. I saw the name, but didn’t think any thing about at time.
We had an Australian family move in a few house down from us when I was in school. I first noticed their daughter (but that’s besides the point). They also had a son who was my age and his name was Ashley. One guy at school decided he wanted pick on him for his name, well it turns out Ashley knew how to defend him self, and needless to say, no one messed with him after that.
What makes me think it is I'm a clueless, blonde female who just believes I do!
Or the fact that I hit reset on my mpg everytime I get gas - without fail, from "E" it shoots up to 17.5 - 18.5 after driving - from anywhere else, it goes up to between 14-15. Pretty much the same speed/type of driving done right after.
Of course, it could have something to do with all the computer problems I've had and am having.