I'm now getting an average range of 397 miles for a full tank of 93 octane gasoline for my FX 45 (mostly highway miles). This is after nearly a month of ownership. It seems to average between 16.5 and 17 mpg since I passed the 1200 mile break-in period. Prior to break-in I was getting about 350 miles per tank.
An interesting thing to watch is the average mpg number on the computer drop down fairly rapidly if you tend to wait in the car with the engine running. The other day, I waited outside for my wife while she did some shopping and watched the number go from 17.4 to 16.6 mpg in about half an hour. It was a greater decline than I had imagined. So I now shut my engine off, depending on whether or not I want the heater/AC on, and just turn the key one notch to listen to the radio.
I agree. It's worth pointing out, however, that we also drive differently, drive in different climats, drive different mixes of city vs highway, drive with/without AC, fillup with different fuel grades and mixtures, and so on -- so MPG is fairly subjective as well. IMHO.
Hrmph. Now that 91 here in SoCal can reguarly be found for $2.50/gal and Costco/Vons has it for "only" $2.299, I hang off on filling up 'till I'm in the single-digit range. I always fill it to full when I get gas, and if I get 300 miles (which lasts me about 3-4 days) on a $42 tankful, I'm doing OK in my '45. Also, during the week my MPGs are higher 'cause I'm primarily going to work and back; on the weekends mileage is in the toilet 'cause I'm on the streets more often.
Good thing that I can set my own hours at the office; in the morning the traffic isn't so bad, but the Sepulveda Grade down the '405 in the evenings can be bad 'till as late as 8-9PM, so my hours are usually 10-10:30 'till about 8 or 8:30. The reason I bring this up is 'cause I use more gas in heavy traffic than I do in light because I engine brake more and power around sloth drivers (most of California's traffic is 'cause a few timid, brake-happy drivers screw up the lane they're in for miles back).
I'm beginning to wonder what gas I should be using here. We have hi-octane which is rated at 100-101 octane according to a Japanese system and Regular that is 96-98 octane (still Japanese system). All sports cars here use hi-octane, but also some of Nissans VQ35 equipped cars are mapped for this fuel. I'm sure that I can get away with the cheaper "Regular" on the FX
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