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
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.
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