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  • 30+ mpg....

    Does this really happen? I can't say that with my regular mixed driving I've ever broken into the 30+ club. Meanwhile people on Miata.net seem to be getting downright absurd numbers. As for the craigslist advertisers, I don't even think they run on regular fuel, maybe some sort of baby seal and dark matter hybrid.

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    RE: 30+ mpg....

    I hit 25 MPG almost every time I fill up the car. I'll occasionally get 27 if I'm really light on the throttle. I divide the miles on my trip meter by the amount of gas going into the car (225 miles divided by 9 gallons of gas = 25 MPG), but I've noticed other people just guess. "I've got a twelve gallon tank, and my light's on, so I must have used up eleven gallons" or some similar BS. The only time I've ever cracked 30 was on my trip to Florida, I had the top up going 65 MPH in 5th gear, got 35 MPG. Poor engine was at or just under 4000 RPMs the entire time though.
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    • #3
      RE: 30+ mpg....

      Baby seals = good MPG
      16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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      • #4
        RE: 30+ mpg....

        Originally posted by thx712517
        I hit 25 MPG almost every time I fill up the car. I'll occasionally get 27 if I'm really light on the throttle. I divide the miles on my trip meter by the amount of gas going into the car (225 miles divided by 9 gallons of gas = 25 MPG), but I've noticed other people just guess. "I've got a twelve gallon tank, and my light's on, so I must have used up eleven gallons" or some similar BS. The only time I've ever cracked 30 was on my trip to Florida, I had the top up going 65 MPH in 5th gear, got 35 MPG. Poor engine was at or just under 4000 RPMs the entire time though.
        Thank you! That sounds exactly like me.

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        • #5
          RE: 30+ mpg....

          I really don't see any car getting 35+ MPG unless its a hybrid or something. Wind resistance+drag is always going to shoot the mpg down the drain.
          16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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          • #6
            RE: 30+ mpg....

            Miatas aren't designed for good gas mileage anyway. Convertible body, RWD with a prop shaft and a differential, designed for sporty driving.... a Civic this is not. I'm just happy it'll get 25 MPG while having fun driving it. Makes it more affordable than an S2000.
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            • #7
              RE: 30+ mpg....

              If you drive a Miata crazy nice, it can get good mileage. I drove 80 miles yesterday with only $7.00 in the tank from DEAD empty.

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              • #8
                RE: 30+ mpg....

                i get anywhere from 28mpg to 32 mpg and that with the check engine light on.

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                • #9
                  RE: 30+ mpg....

                  You're just not cool. How do you drive?
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                  • #10
                    RE: 30+ mpg....

                    Mine get 26-28 mpg....30 if you drive real nice. Dunno where these tards on craigslist advertising 40 mpg Miatas are buyin' theirs.
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                    • #11
                      RE: 30+ mpg....

                      Originally posted by thx712517
                      You're just not cool. How do you drive?
                      well i dont set around when its time to go :)
                      i do mostly highway driving.

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                      • #12
                        RE: 30+ mpg....

                        I never got more than 26 mpg out of my old 1990...but I drove the absolute ****e out of it.

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                        • #13
                          RE: 30+ mpg....

                          Originally posted by Roadster
                          I never got more than 26 mpg out of my old 1990...but I drove the absolute ****e out of it.
                          But then again your cars weight was also reduced by a **** ton. Lol
                          16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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                          • #14
                            RE: 30+ mpg....

                            Haha, that shoulda made it better then don'tcha think? :P

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                            • #15
                              RE: 30+ mpg....

                              Originally posted by Roadster
                              Haha, that shoulda made it better then don'tcha think? :P
                              Well with your driving style nothing can really help. Lol~
                              16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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