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Unread 03-20-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
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Just want to gloat a bit about my latest MPGs

It is official- I have broken the 25 mpg barrier on my daily commute with only 1,943 miles on the clock. The last two fill ups have been 25.78 and 25.52 mpg .

I should be able to increase the mpg by about 1-2 mpg once we change over to the summer blended fuel.

On a side note- the EVIC avg mpg has been off by +/- .2 mpg.

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Unread 03-20-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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It is official- I have broken the 25 mpg barrier on my daily commute with only 1,943 miles on the clock. The last two fill ups have been 25.78 and 25.52 mpg .

I should be able to increase the mpg by about 1-2 mpg once we change over to the summer blended fuel.

On a side note- the EVIC avg mpg has been off by +/- .2 mpg.
I try to drive conservative approx. 70 mph and can't get over 22 mpg ... what am I doing wrong??? I have approx 2000 miles on the Compass now.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:11 AM   #3
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I try to drive conservative approx. 70 mph and can't get over 22 mpg ... what am I doing wrong??? I have approx 2000 miles on the Compass now.
In a nutshell- driving too fast. I keep it between 55-60 mph. People underestimate the effects of aerodynamic drag- just think how much less energy you expend while in a pace line.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:27 AM   #4
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In a nutshell- driving too fast. I keep it between 55-60 mph. People underestimate the effects of aerodynamic drag- just think how much less energy you expend while in a pace line.
Dang ... if I drive 55-60 mph on hwy 99 from Sacramento to Stockton (which is my daily commute) ... I will get ran over by at least 4 trucks a day

I'm not complaining ... I just wish this damn thing had a bigger gas tank. It sucks getting gas every 2.5 days

Other than that ... I love my Compass
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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Dang ... if I drive 55-60 mph on hwy 99 from Sacramento to Stockton (which is my daily commute) ... I will get ran over by at least 4 trucks a day
I know what you mean- maybe when diesel goes over $5 gal then the trucks might think about cooling it.


Also reducing your mileage somewhat are the large diameter chrome wheels- they are stylish, but heavy.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 08:47 AM   #6
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I do mostly highway driving (between 70 and 80 mph) and used to average around 22 - 23 mpg. I've started to tone down my driving somewhat and just cruise at the speed of traffic in the slow lane at about 65. We routinely get about 25 mpg now.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 09:07 AM   #7
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I know what you mean- maybe when diesel goes over $5 gal then the trucks might think about cooling it.


Also reducing your mileage somewhat are the large diameter chrome wheels- they are stylish, but heavy.
Yeah and those wheels vibrate. The dealership put those on, and they were free, but I don't really care for them. I took it to Les Schwab and they couldn't balance them out, so I am thinking of going back to the dealership and saying either fix it or take them off and put the stock wheels on it. They were suppose to do that anyway, but never called me to swap them out.

I guess I could ride my bike to work ... 57 miles each way - 3 hour ride Just need more daylight.
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Unread 03-21-2008, 11:11 AM   #8
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I guess I could ride my bike to work ... 57 miles each way - 3 hour ride Just need more daylight.
Just use lights Nothing more exciting than flying along faster that how far your lights can reach and seeing some obstacle come into view.

My ride would only be 28 miles each way, but it is the 4500 feet of elevation change that will get you.

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Unread 03-22-2008, 08:57 AM   #10
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I am going to have a K&N intake installed to see if that helps increase the mileage a little bit too. Going to the dealership today about the wheels. They vibrate and were suppose to be taken off and the stock 18s put on it. I would have picked different wheels than the ones on it anyways. We'll see how that goes.
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Unread 03-24-2008, 04:32 PM   #11
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I left the Jeep at home to visit the folks this weekend and took the civic, got 42 mpg for the first take and 41 for the second. I finally discovered how to make the jeep fuel efficient, don't drive it!

I want jeep to make a patriot hybrid. I think that would be a great around town car. I have been tossing around the idea of getting a patriot but the wife likes the grand cherokee more. Whats a guy to do?
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