Re: [DML] Gas Mileage
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Re: [DML] Gas Mileage

Oddly, I think the best thing you can do for your mileage is to increase 
your horsepower.

I will double-check my travel logs to be certain, but I'm pretty sure that 
I get about 30MPG on long trips with my DMCH Stage II engine.  And that is 
while travelling in the left lane with the speedometer pegged (we drive 
fast here in Texas).  In city driving I usually get about 220 miles from a 
tank of about 11 gallons.  Not bad considering that I drive it like I 
stole it.

Gus Schlachter
VIN #4695
Austin, Texas

dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 09/14/2005 09:07:12 AM:

> The automatic will always get worse mileage than a 5-speed. The
> 5-speed has a better gear ratio for cruising at hiway speeds and no
> slippage in a torque converter. The best my automatic every gets is
> 21MPG. I could probably do better if I went a little slower than
> 75-80. The 5-speed will get around 24 MPG if it is set up right.
> Having the turbo won't affect the mileage all that much if it is set
> up right and you don't go into boost every time you step on the gas.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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