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w00t! 36+ mpg wagon!

Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.9L SOHC' started by LowriderS10, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 New Member

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    So I'm a bit obsessed with getting good gas mileage...

    On the last tank I got 36.5mpg out of my 1993 Escort wagon...and that's MIXED highway and city driving (though, admittedly, it was about 2/3 hwy, 1/3 city). This is all in British Columbia, so hills and mountains galore everywhere I go.

    Still...bone stock with full tune-up, 5spd, LX wagon :)

    Wondering if anyone else is getting mileage like this...and, well, bragging a little too haha..

    cheers!
  2. wagonbeater

    wagonbeater New Member

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    i got 400miles on a tank, running 70mph from Indiana to tennessee. 95 wagon 5spd. so thats around 36mpg
  3. FordMan59

    FordMan59 FEOA Member

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    The best I've ever done on my '97 wagon (2.0L 5 speed) was a tank that was all interstate driving at 55 MPH without using the a/c and I got 49.85 MPG. Usually if I drive it on the interstate at 55 MPH even with the a/c going I can get 42-45 MPG. I'm also obsessed with getting good gas mileage. Some people want horsepower, I want MPG.

    On my '88 Pony (1.9L 4 speed) I once got 55.3 MPG driving it at 50-55 MPH on a trip of about 150 miles. That was the first time I ever got that good of mileage and so far has been the last. I usually get about 40-42 MPG in it in mixed city/rural road driving.
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    LowriderS10 New Member

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    Nice! I'd love to see what my car can do on hwy only (guessing I could easily get it to 40+ mpg), but lately I rarely drive more than about 100km (60 miles) on a hwy in one stretch, and even then I have to go through several towns...I used to drive about 40,000 miles a year, so it's a nice change of pace ;)

    And yeah, with a car like an Escort LX wagon you might as well go for mpg, 'cuz you won't get anywhere trying to get impressive hp out of it ;)
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    what are you talking about? wont get any where trying for power, you put some boost to a small car and its becomes impressive...if your scort just keeps up with know "fast" cars it becomes impressive ;)

    i see your names lowriders10. lets see said lowrider :D ( its a little thread jack)

    My lowrider.
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    The first full tank I put in i got 406 miles, and it only took 9.5 gallons to fill it again. That's like 42 mpg. And I've gotten 42mpg on two other occasions. i love this little car
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    I sold my lowrider a few months ago, but still keep using the username (I owned it for nearly 9 yrs, so it's just a habit to use LowriderS10 one very message board I'm on haha)...Gorgeous Lincoln, by the way...

    Quick stats: '91 Chev S10 with a built 2.5, 5spd, 3.73 LSD, 5" front/8" rear drop, 18s on 35 series rubber, big stereo, custom interior, full chrome front end, bunch of other stuff

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    Cheers!
  8. denisond3

    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    We got 37.8 mpg on our 92 Escort wagon (1.9L) having the automatic transmission, driving across west TX (its pretty flat and open) at 60-65 with the windows down. It was a 3100 mile trip from the Gulf Coast to LA and back.
    In the same area we got 40 mpg a year later in our 94 wagon, same trip, same speeds, also without using the a.c.. Im hoping the MPG will go up, as the engine had only gone 2000 miles since I rebuilt it.
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    In your closet watching you secks!
    my 94 EGT i know wrong thread but it got 475km's to a tank 98% highway and 2% city in one day
    my old lx 1.9 got an average of 480km's to a tank and thats alll foot to the floor mixed city highway driving
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    Egnorant FEOA Member

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    91 Pony

    33 mpg under extreme city driving delivering pizza.
    Thermostat stuck open and mileage dropped to 29 for a while in the cold.

    2 long interstate trips got over 50 mpg both times.

    Bruce
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    see, the more i think i feel like i knocked down 40mpg. my tank i can get like 11.5 gal. i just recall being really happy with my new little wagon, my last wagon was JUNK
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    I consistently get 36ish mpg the way I normally drive which is highway to work 2 times a week and city to class 4 days a week

    the most of gotten straight highway is 43mpg i believe

    these little 4 bangers with 5 speeds are killers at mileage

    i actually drove the shit out of it and got 36 mpg, and then i babied it and didnt go above 3000 rpm and got 35 mpg haha

    167k and still truckin :D
  13. LowriderS10

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    w00t...got 40mpg out of it on the last trip (mostly hwy, but not all).

    With the following in it:

    Me (175lbs), my budy (210lbs)
    4 15" wheels and tires (probably 120-150lbs)
    Gigantic floor jack (100lbs)
    Huge toolbox (probably close to 100lbs)
    Other misc junk, worth roughly 100lbs

    I'm pretty damn happy with it :D
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    Good job. These cars can get some great mileage if driven with that in mind. I'm probably going to be taking my '97 wagon on some road trips this summer. I'm going to have to try to break the 50MPG barrier at least once.
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    I feel like a failure, I only get ~30mpg in mixed driving with a 95 5speed.
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    Dont feel bad, my 95 LX Auto gets about 30 with mixed highway and street. But I also have to get that special operation done that removes some weight from your drivers leg. I think I'm gonna repurpose that money I saved to get another Escort.

    C'Mon seriously, I seen some Escort Wagons on CD that are pushing 200+ HP. I would love a nice wagon with a BPT dropped in and pushing 250HP and smoke them ricers and people who have fancy V6 luxury cars that think they're badass cuz they have the money.
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    i would love to mash on someone in my boosted 1.9 wagon :D but that might be a while cuz i'm not there yet. hopefully soon tho.
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    I envision the look on the guys face when I toast his BMW or Mercedes with my Escort. He would hang his head in shame or make up some excuse to himself why he lost to make him justify driving his $50,000 car. But I would pull away knowing that toasted his ass and I didn't spend 1/4 what he paid on his.

    I live near Scottsdale, AZ, so there are people driving around in their big fancy cars(BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Jags, etc) that pull up to a light and try to race you to the next one. It's like seriously, I drive an Escort and you drive a bimmer, who do you think is gonna win. (Me, cuz I'm crazy on the streets and will do 80 in a 40 past scottsdale police.)
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    Well I hope your Escort doesnt finish up as a mashed up chunk of wreckage in a salvage yard, with ugly stains on the driver's seat. Have a little consideration: I need a decent front bumper for mine. The wife hit a dog on the same place were the prior owner had hit a whitetail deer. The 2nd impact caused a chunk to drop away.
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    Blah....I'm driving mostly in town (small college town) so I drive the car for 10 minute trips and such. My gas mileage is barely 30... would LOVE to get it above that. Very reliable car, have loved it for the three years I've been driving it. People seem to like to hit it while it's parked though...last one didn't leave insurance info, now I have to find a rear bumper on my own...anyway I digress. On the highway, I can manage about 36 mpg, but I would LOVE to see 40. Hmm...maybe it's time to replace wires and plugs. I Have achieved over 40 mpg before, but I haven't seen that in awhile. Any adjustments under the hood that could fix this? Definitely not lacking in any kind of power, that's for certain.

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