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How many miles do you guys get with your 1.9 5-speed with a full tank of gas?
 

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I've averaged around 315-330 miles to a tank commuting everyday from Philadelphia to Pottstown, PA. The route is mostly uphill with a fair amount of traffic, speeds ranging from 30-60mph. Once the weather got warmer, it was closer to 350 miles to a tank and I have driven 437 miles on one tank of gas last summer. I fill up usually with 9.8-10.5 gallons and never ran the car until it was bone empty. My car was a stock 96 LX 5 speed 2 door hatch, only modifications were a short shifter and strut bars.
 

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With my '88 Escort with a 1.9L 4 speed if I run it from full to the cap to empty I can get anywhere from 560-650 miles. It will hold about 14 gallons if it is filled to the cap. I think one time on a highway trip I got just a little over 700 miles out of tank.
 

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Around 360 miles I get antsy and must get gas. This is from 9.5 gallons to 11.5 gallons to fill up.

With the tank specs saying it will hold 11.9 gallons I guess my gas gauge is fairly accurate.

This is almost total in town driving with 10 miles being the longest 5th gear stretch.

My one interstate trip of 392 miles was 50.2 mpg so I still showed a bit over 1/4 tank.

I get great mileage...your mileage may vary!!

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300-400 depending on the time above 50 mph.
 

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I refill when the gauge gets down to below 1/4 - usually takes between 9 and 10 gallons at that point. I reset the trip odometer on each refuel - the calculated average mileage per gallon runs around 30-31 mpg. I don't force any gas in after the nozzle trips off on its own. I try to fuel using the same pump at the same station when I am trying to do a mpg check so the pump trip off point variability is minimized.

Will be interesting to see how my MPG runs now that my spark plugs actually have normal electrodes and gaps again (see update on how I solved my extended cranking while starting problem).

My 94 LX 1.9 5 speed just rolled past 175K - we have owned it since new.
 

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The worst mileage I've ever gotten with my 95 is 36 mpg - this on a tank where I was dealing with side/head winds and speeds up to an indicated 105 mph. Gotta love that...

My best mileage was just under 42 mpg.

I've had the car for almost a year and it has 177,000 miles. It appears to have the original ignition wires and oxygen sensor. I haven't checked out the EGR yet or cleaned the throttle body. I'd sure like to get the 50+ mpg some of you guys report.

All the gasoline available in town is E10 which, IMO, doesn't help fuel economy at all.

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I'd sure like to get the 50+ mpg some of you guys report.

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I've broke 50MPG on my '88 Pony, I think 2 times in 16 years that I have owned it. Both times were on the highway driving at 55 MPH. I have found that it will get a couple more MPG's if I keep the speed at 50 MPH or under in local driving.
 

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Did a mileage check on my 94 Escort LX, 448,988 kms, auto, A/C on half the time and city driving,..4.55 litres/1 gallon *428 km/35.685 litres * 0.6 miles/ 1 km= 32 mpg! Awesome little car we've had for 11 years, very reliable and cheap to operate. Change the oil often!!!! Don't forget the trans as well!
 

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Just checked my mileage for the first time with the new plugs vs the really gone old ones - car is running fantastic on them but looks like no significant improvement in MPG - just about 30, similar to what I have had been getting on the bad plugs. OTOH, have been running A/C flat out of late, and I have been cranking pretty hard through the gears enjoying the new power response!

Will be interesting to see mileage on a long highway run....
 

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i get 533 is the most ive ever pushed a tank and thats Kilometers ive been afriad to push any further cuz i dont always got gas money
 

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my `96 lx gets around 400 miles to a tankful,a bit less if i`m driving it harder.never got less than 370 miles to a tank as best i recall.makes up for lack of performance with gas prices being what they are right now!
 

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I can usually get to anywhere between 320-350 (mixed driving) before my low fuel light comes on. I don't want to take the chance of running out of gas so I always fill up... and there is usually about 1.5 gallons left in the tank. I'm sure I could hit 400 if I really tried.
 

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I bought my car a couple weeks ago or so and I tuned it and used some Lucas......the car's first fill up without a tune was running 29 mpg with spark plugs that I swear had 160K miles on them from 1994. After the tune up the car ran at 32 mpg for the second fill up. And today, after my last Lucas treatment, the car ran 39 mpg =) I'd say that's pretty good for a car as shot as mine is!

I know on my next fill up, the car will turn over 40 mpg. This is being said because on my last tank full, I ran the car in my yard for awhile to see if it would over heat after doing the radiator. Still, I'm fairly satisfied with a car that gets 39 mpg.
 

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My first full tank with this cat was 408+ miles and I still had an 1/8 tank left. It took 9.4 gallons or so. It came out to 42MPG!!!

I've done a plug swap since then, and removed the air silencer, and on my next tank, I only got about 30MPG.
Any idea why?
 

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depends on how I play with my car, but I can go anywhere between 280 and 340 miles on a tank. My last @ 28.86mpg was an 11.8 gallon fill up with a total of 340 miles. Avg fuel economy is a measly 26mpg. Feel like I'm driving my old supra around, haha.
 
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