[200q20v] Re: 200q20v mileage

Phil & Judy Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Jan 16 10:58:24 EST 2001

Perhaps you're using the wrong brand of kerosene? :-)

The gas mileage I mentioned is for no A/C and a steady 70-80
(can these cars actually _do_ a steady 65?). Usually I get
about 26+ for a 75-80 mph range, whereas the 28 would for
speeds closer to 70 mph--but hardly ever below (i.e.
slower). With the A/C running, the overall range would drop
to about 24-25 mpg. My mileage is mainly in reference to a
310 mile east/west round trip--mainly along the NYS Thruway
with gentle hills.

Around town I get no better than 16-18 mpg (but I'm a
throttle-masher) :-(

The figures are from actual gas-pump data; I've calibrated
my odometer and know it's within a couple percent. My trip
computer mpg is well within 5% by the end of a tankfull of
gas. If I reset the trip computer while keeping a steady 70
mph on an absolutely level road with no headwind (and no
A/C) I can average around 29-30 mpg for quite a while.

Oh, and I keep 50 psi in my 14" tires. (Just kidding--I'm
still on 15" wheels)


"Beer, Jerald" wrote:
> Phil
>   I can't get anywhere near 26-28 highway  mileage unless I am running 65
> and no a/c. Running @ 80 yields about 22. In town/highway mixed with gentle
> throttle yields around 20. tires are 225-55/16. am I doing something wrong?
> regards,
> Jerry
> 91 200q A (IA stage 3, Nology wires, K&N, k24/26)

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