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Unread 03-12-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #2
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again... thats dissapointing... but oh well, i love it and will give as much gas as it wants!
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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:29 PM   #3
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Well, I've been keeping copious records. It seems the computer is a bit optimistic when reporting MPG. I'm getting even worse MPG than I thought:

Date Computer Calculated
2/7/2007 15.4 12.8
2/14/2007 14.0 12.9
2/24/2007 13.5 12.4
3/3/2007 12.5 12.0
3/11/2007 13.2 12.6

That's 901 miles of normal city driving, on 91g of gas, in an automatic. It's not like I'm lead-footin' it around either.

I was hoping to get somewhere in the 15 to 17mpg range. I can't believe this thing doesn't get better mileage than my 15 year old crappy-assed Isuzu Trooper. I would have thought that a more modern engine (and all around car) would do better "just because", but I guess not.

Anyway - just FYI for anyone who cares about this stuff.
That's pretty bad. Is that an automatic 4 DR?
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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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My 2-dr X w/ Auto got 17.1mpg(calculated 4 tanks) with the original 225 tires. Now with bigger rubber(265x75x16), it calculates ~15.3 mpg but tweaking for odometer error, gets ~16.5mpg. Combo city and hwy commute, dry roads w/ no aircon.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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Dont' forget that you are driving a Kleenex box on wheels. I did not buy my Jeep with gas in mind because I knew it was going to stink. you can't believe anything in the posted specs either.

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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:50 PM   #6
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Dont' forget that you are driving a Kleenex box on wheels. I did not buy my Jeep with gas in mind because I knew it was going to stink. you can't believe anything in the posted specs either.
Well, I didn't expect good gas mileage - just better mileage. I'm comparing against my old ratty Trooper - which is more or less the same thing, more or less the same shape, but a lot older and with much less modern technology in it. This being the case, I had expected the Jeep to do better than it did - but I guess not. (:
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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:54 PM   #7
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?????????????????? Did someone tell you that it got good gas mileage?????????????????

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Unread 03-12-2007, 01:55 PM   #8
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i dont mind it to much ( i got the 2 door) when i had my 2 door Hyundai Tiburon that had a smaller V6 only putting out 171 crank HP and with some minor mods such as Intake, new IMs, headers, exhaust and fuel tune i was only getting around 15.5 mpg. The jeep just doesnt cut through the air, there is alot of wind resistance, i can certainly feel it driving on the highway going from a small car to this
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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:04 PM   #9
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Did someone tell you that it got good gas mileage?????????????????
I would hardly call 15-17mpg "good". For GOOD mileage, I ride the motorcycle and enjoy the 60MPG (or so) that it provides. (:
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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #10
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I forgot to mention that we here in Ontario Canada are currently paying about $3.50US a Gallon for gas also. 2nd Biggest oil reserves in the world after Saudia Arabia and were takin it up the ***!

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Unread 03-12-2007, 02:10 PM   #11
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I forgot to mention that we here in Ontario Canada are currently paying about $3.50US a Gallon for gas also. 2nd Biggest oil reserves in the world after Saudia Arabia and were takin it up the ***!
I feel your pain my eastern brother. Up here in Alaska, we pull it out of the ground and refine it right here, but still pay more than most of the U.S. go figure.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 06:29 PM   #12
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i have just finished looking over my recent receipts and my mileage numbers are...

City - 14.9 mpg

Highway - 19.1 mpg

these are numbers from the odometer and my receipts, and it proves my computer is reasonably accurate. i drive just slightly over the speed limit on the highway ( about 115 kmh, or 71 mph ) and the speed limit in the city. i have a tendency to accelerate quickly from lights and stop signs but i drive conservatively other than that. i have 2250 km on it now.

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Unread 03-12-2007, 06:48 PM   #13
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I average hand calculated 17.5 to 19.5, every tank, and I have 3000 miles on it already. 2dr x 4.10, 6 spd.
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Unread 03-12-2007, 07:20 PM   #14
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There's no excuse why the Jeep Wrangler in 2007 should get such crappy mileage. Brick or not, every Wrangler owner or potential Wrangler owner would love to see some improvement in this area. Am I wrong? Do you NOT want to get better mileage?
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Unread 03-12-2007, 07:32 PM   #15
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You know my Liberty got a lot better mileage when I took off the Turreted MicroMissle launcher I have my unlimited Sahara on order and I am wondering if you have 4.10 or 3.21 gears?
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