N/A or GO HOME
I have plenty of enthusiasm when I'm driving mine. And unlike others, I don't drive it like I stole it. Haha.
True - but when you get over 400 miles on a tank it can't be hugely optimistic.Edit: also, most of y'all know this, but from the factory the trip computer is often quite inaccurate on the calculated MPG. My "measured" MPG was always 5-6% less (worse) than what the trip computer said.
California fucking sucks.Here you go.
Special fuel formulas
California’s tough environmental rules mandate that gasoline sold within the state be produced according to strict formulas that reduce pollution. But the gas is more expensive and difficult to produce than dirtier fuel sold elsewhere. Few refineries outside the state are equipped to produce it. What’s more, the state gasoline formula changes twice a year, from a winter recipe to a summer blend designed to retard evaporation during warm-weather months. The summer blend is even more expensive and trickier to make, increasing the chance of refinery mishaps. In addition, refiners try to use up inventories of one type of fuel before the switch to the other type, increasing the risk of price volatility.
The fun is everybody else usually in slower cars or cars they thought were fast and then getting mad when they can't fly past you with their fart cans. So even on a commute, my inner child still comes out.If you use it as a daily driver and drive down the motorway on CC there is no fun to have other than enjoying a comfortable GT car.
I have a 2017 GT, A6,3.55, not PP. My driving is almost exactly like yours, and so is my milage. Thanks!MPG is so variable depending on driver and conditions it's hard to compare. But I get the results below.
Car: 2018 GT Premium, A10, 3.55 ratio, but not PP
Location: Austin TX
Mode: Normal (97% of the time.)
My normal daily commute is "congested suburban" conditions --a mix of stop and go in heavy traffic, and a little bit of highway speed when I get a break in traffic. 14 or 15 MPG.
Highway trip: 25-26 MPG if I carefully watch my speed (65-70 mph). 23 MPG if I drive at my own pace and dip into the throttle sometimes (75+).
Edit: also, most of y'all know this, but from the factory the trip computer is often quite inaccurate on the calculated MPG. My "measured" MPG was always 5-6% less (worse) than what the trip computer said.
You have a way to adjust the milage computations to make the gauge read what you get my manually calculating it. Look in your manual. I manually computed my actual milage numerous times and recorded what the dash gauge said and made the adjustment. Gauge now reads to within .01 MPG from a manual computation.16.96 mpg in a GT PP1, 6-speed, doing daily commuting and errands. I have a combination of traffic, stop lights, and stretches where I can do 50mph in 6th gear.
The last couple of tanks I've been resetting "mileage B" when I filled up.
At the last fill-up my display screen said I'd gotten 17.4 miles per gallon for that tank.
I calculated with miles divided by the gallons I just put in, and came up with 16.96 mpg.
On one hand, I was a little peeved about the computer reading high and lying to me.
On the other hand, it's just a difference of 2.6%
It has ~880 miles on it, and maybe the gas mileage will get better when it's broken-in.
Or maybe I'll do more joyriding and it'll get worse.
Nobody buys a GT for mileage. I just wanted to see if there was anything that explained how some get better mileage than others. So far from the posts I don’t see why some get so much better mileage than others. It’s an enigma. As far as I can tell it has nothing to do with driving conditions, style, or mode. Go figure.Who cares? I didn't buy a GT for fuel economy. V8 or bust!
Easy to get 30+ if you are driving 60 on fairly flat land with little throttle. I won't do it by choice. Mine can get over 20 on E85 when I need to stretch a fuel stop. I can also get as little as 5 MPG on my short commutes on E85 with a heavy foot.Nobody buys a GT for mileage. I just wanted to see if there was anything that explained how some get better mileage than others. So far from the posts I don’t see why some get so much better mileage than others. It’s an enigma. As far as I can tell it has nothing to do with driving conditions, style, or mode. Go figure.