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    Default How many miles to the tank do you get?

    Mine is getting crapy gas mileage. It has 84,000 and i know people with foci that get over 400 miles to the tank. I filled up yesterday and reseted my trip mileage and drove on the interstate and thats it. Today i'm at a half a tank and the mileage says 110!. I had my oil changed, new air filter, new tires and rotated them, and all this was done recently. What could be the problem? Please help

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    That is about what I get with my 03 ZX3 with 88,000 on it. Which for me is about 24 mpg or so
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    im at a half a tank at 150 miles
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    Automatic or manual? Driving habbits (heavy footed, quickly accelerating, on the brakes)? Several factors go into fuel economy.

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I usually get 300-325 on a full tank in my SVT...average 28-32 with about 80% highway, but I've never gotten less that 26 even with a bunch of city driving (shifting below 3000rpm ftw)

    Oh and I have 116000 miles on my car
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I Usually get 300 - 350 miles on a full tank in 02 ZX3 depending on my foot and I have over 115k on the odometer

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I thought the different engines had different gas tank sizes... like the 2.3L has a 13.9 gallon tank, where the zetec has like 11.9 or something like that?

    Im in a 2.3L and I get anywhere from 300 - 390 miles per tank. (and im just under 96K miles)
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I get about 200-240 per tank on my 01 zx3 and usually fill around 10 gallons if I even run it down that far (around 20-ish mpg). Of course, I'm not exactly taking it easy most of the time...even when I try I've had tanks as low as 16mpg and as high as 33mpg.
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I am currently at half a tank w/ 203mi on the trip odometer. I drive an '02 zx3 w/ 89k miles. I drive w/ a light foot, and commute mostly backroads w/ about 20% being city miles. Last summer I had a 3 tank average of 38.5 mpg. (current mods in profile btw.)

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I have an '00 ZX3 and I get about 330ish to the tank with a pretty light foot and most of my driving is on the highway. I have been seeing 31-33mpg on mine and it has around 76,500 mi on it.

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    LOL I am lucky to get 100 miles lol.

    OK ok I never fill up only about a 1/4 tank at a time and I get about 10-12 laps out of it
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    Thanks for the comments! well atleast i'm not the only one getting low gas mileage. I've tryed to slow down and easy up on the accelerator and get behind grandma, but i ain't got time for that!!! i mean damn, i've almost rear-ended an old guy because he was going 55 in a 70 zone!! and i try to go 5 over the limit, what makes you think i want to get rear-ended and be like the slow ones

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    I get about 300 miles to the 1/4 tank mark and normally put around 9 gallons in. I run between 33 and 35 MPG. It all depends on your driving style, I have only a few stoplights, then about 20 miles of open highway each way to work, so I'm not accelerating/decelerating a lot.
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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    Lately I've been getting about 440 to 450 miles before the fuel light comes on. I filled up this morning and was surprised with 37 MPG. I guess the more fuel efficient driving style I have adopted is making a difference. If I didn't have the 2.3L, I bet I could get it to 40 MPG.

    indicated 1/2 tank is usually about 225 miles for me.

    Oh, it's a 2004 ZX3, 2.3L, MTX-75, MBRP 2 1/4" and 36,000 miles.

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    Default Re: How many miles to the tank do you get?

    i get about 360 on my svt with 39k miles


 
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