RE[V8] Lower Emissions

George Tur getur at
Fri Dec 16 15:15:43 EST 2005

On Friday 16 December 2005 11:01 am, dsaad at wrote:
> That works out to 20.4 MPG - which is better than I have ever gotten with
> my 5-speed in comuter driving.
My 5 spd beast gets a little over 20 mpg during my regular 100 + mile commute. 
About 80 miles of that is highway cruising. 

What I've noticed is that in the urban portions of the commute, mostly 2 and 3 
gear work, I'm lucky to get into the teens with gas mileage. On the highway 
portions though under steady cruising at around 75 mph I get well over 20 
mpg. If I start pushing it the mileage starts dropping so that when I hit 90 
+ mph it's down in the 15 mpg range. Overall though based on gas purchase and 
mileage the car does get a little over 20 mpg. The best time of year is 
spring and fall, mileage does seem to decrease when the extreme temperatures 
hit. I run the tires at 36 psi, gas is always premium 93 octane, and oil is 
15w50 synthetic.

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