[200q20v] MPG

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed May 16 14:12:57 EDT 2001

At 12:03 PM -0400 5/16/01, RICHARD MEZIC wrote:
>Just my $0.02
>1991 200 Avant:  According to the trip computer (with random manual 
>calculations in between) I usually get 22-23-24 highway.  City comes 
>in around 13-15-17 mpg.  Once (ONCE!) I was VERY light on the gas 
>pedal, shifted as soon as possible, took my time accelerating, etc 
>and got the trip computer to read 26-27 mpg.  I can't believe people 
>on the list routinely get 28+ mpg.  30+ mpg - no way!  Unless you 
>drive downhill - both ways - to and from work :)  If that's true, 
>then I'm open to suggestions!

  With my '91 200q sedan on level road (actually, back-and-forth on 
same highway) with no strong winds and a verrrry steady foot at 75 
mph, I have no problem averaging 26-27 mpg, sometimes, 28-ish 
(verified by  gas pump/odo data). I've seen 30 mpg on the trip 
computer over intervals of many-miles, but never have maintained 
above 29 mpg for trips longer than 100 miles. In city with 75% 
stop-and-go (very little expressway) my leadfoot produces about 
16.5-17.5 mpg.

As you know, the trip computer can be waaaay off, but is adjustable 
by +/- 15% (using dip switches on top of the instrument cluster). 
I've adjusted mine to within 5% of actual.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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