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Old 10/5/11, 08:25 AM
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I'm lucky if I break 14 mpg with all the city driving I do. That is driving reasonable most of the time, and getting into it occasionally when I'm not in traffic.
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My drive is 98% higway - cruise at 60/65/70. I rarely drop the hammer.
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I rarely drop the hammer.
That's sad
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Drive it like a grandma and I'll get 18 back and forth to the city.. (That would be shifting around 2200-2500)keeping the RPMS at cruising around 1500-2000 that's about 35-55MPH

Drive is like I want.. I get gallons to the mile (And tickets.....haha)

I personally don't like to look at that thing.. as a matter of fact.. I keep the display OFF...

I figure It'll pop-up and tell me when it's thirsty....

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i average 23.5mpg but i'm also doing 85-90% highway driving. and i'm always cruising around doing 75-80mph close to 2000rpms. i put the hammer down from time-to-time but i'm not constantly doing that. i'm quite impressed so far with my mileage on this kinda car.
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That's sad
It makes it that much more special. Besides, I need to get 250K+ out of her before its time to pass her to one of the boys.
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I've had my '11 GT for a month now and driven it about 3,000 miles (couple long road trips!). In mixed driving (probably 2/3 highway, 1/3 city), I'm currently averaging 21.5 MPG overall. Best tank of all was 25.9 going about 80 on the highway using 87 octane. Pretty incredible, IMO, considering that's the same mileage I averaged with my previous car, a 2003 Mazda 6s and it's 212 HP 3.0 V6. 200 more horses and 2 more liters of engine and I get the same mileage.

I don't drive it really hard all the time - I shift around 3,000 during my regular city driving, but I have a lot of fun on open roads too. Also, I haven't seen a noticeable difference in 87 vs. 91 or 93 octane, and I've done city/highway driving with all three different octanes. I'm sure there's a peak performance difference but not enough to make me keep buying premium every time.
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I usually shift early, keep the RPMs down, use cruise control, and most importantly..... keep my foot out of the throttle and I have been getting consistently 22-24 combined MPG. I've been on two road trips and each have resulted in 26MPG average. I will say my MPG is hand calculated and documented, and it's roughly 2mpg higher than the BS meter in the dash.
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I don't fill it up when I get gas. what? that a bad thing lol?
It is a bad thing if you want to find out what your actual mpg is, instead of what the car's computer says it is.
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What are your tire pressures? If you're at 32 psi, try running 35-38 psi and see if that helps. I usually run about 35 psi and usually about 80% highway, getting mid-20's mpg.
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Easy take-off from lights, 1-4-6.
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Originally Posted by Ronin38 View Post
What are your tire pressures? If you're at 32 psi, try running 35-38 psi and see if that helps.
You mean see if it helps wear the tires out in the middle, and make it ride like a tank? If so, then yes it will help do that.
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Old 10/5/11, 03:43 PM
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I got 21 1/2 on the freeway during a 300 mile drive the other day. Around town with longish stretches of country roads is 15 to 16. If I get on it, I get absolutely NO GAS MILEAGE AT ALL! NONE!
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Originally Posted by Will3212 View Post
According to what people post, they are getting 27mpg on the high way, 24, combined, 20 city, etc. According to the computer it says I'm getting 13.4 MPG. You know, the screen that comes up when you keep pressing the info button on the right driver's side. I just put $20 worth of gas 93 octane today and the gas light is on once again. I shift at 3 or 3.5k rpm. How do people get such high miles per gallon from their GT?
I get between 15-16 going from work to home and back.... but I have several pretty crazy highway merges where I have to really drop the hammer. Nice to have the power but I can practically see the gas gauge go down
It really doesn't bug me that much though- my enjoyment of the car far outweighs what I spend at the gas pump, and I used to drive a GMC dually pick-up, then went to a Chevy quad cab- talk about bad gas mileage- the Stang is amazing compared to those trucks.
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When I scroll through the computer to see my M.P.G.'s, my car laughs at me.
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17 mpg
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I average 17/18, that's at about 60% hwy, 40% city. Drive pretty aggressively every now and again. But hey, my old '97 Altima 4 cylinder got between 17and 21, so I'm happy.
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Old 10/5/11, 06:01 PM
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Everyone here is being dumb.
You just need to use two automated systems provided by ford to obtain great milage. The rev limiter will let you know the optimum time to shift and the yellow gas light tells you when it's the best time to fill up.
Too easy.

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Old 10/5/11, 06:41 PM
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Great idea...

I get about 15-16 average.....if I work at it, I can get 12.....and have a blast.
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I get 18-19mpg in mixed driving according to the computer and drive like a bat out of hell. Never checked it manually, but will do that the next couple of time...
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