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My auto tranny Elantra(Epsilon Lyrae) continues to pour it on. Incidentally got on a section of quiet smooth pavement, & Epsilon Lyrae felt like it was a magic carpet. Accompanying passengers remarked on the event! Last tank of gas lasted 423 miles with 2.6 gallons remaining, not on a day trip, but after 5 days. Initially, the trip computer in Epsilon Lyrae at fill-up, indicated ranges of 340-360 miles. The computer is learning my driving technique, now indicating my range is 411 miles. Average has risen to 38.9mpg. Using my feather footing, in conjunction with the trip computer & shift patterns of the auto tranny, the gallons of gas are squeezed for their energy.Report it
Fourth gas tank follow-up on mpg......... average is 37.6mpg. Take it easy on the throttle & learn how to drive for mpg. If you don't or have too much stop & go city driving or many hills, the high mpg will go away..... & quickly.Report it
I would not trust the MPG readout in the car. I know mine is useless - it's off @12%. I personally appreciate your updates. Yes, when driving on hills or city, the MPG drops on every car. Ethanol 10% wears engines and lowers gas mileage. It is a fact. Finding regular unleaded is impossible for many people. It's also (where I live) about 30-40 cents/gallon more. I use it on smaller engines such as a motorcycle and was warned not to use ethanol in a lawnmower. I wonder what the EPA used... Thanks for the thought!Report it
Update(Sept. 24): Last 7 of 10 tanks have been 40mpg or better. Overall average has been 39.5mpg using 100% gasoline, with 15% city driving, easy driving & not fast highway speeds. Use 100% gasoline to increase mpg from 5% to...... if lucky, 10+%.Report it
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