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#1 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 02:28 PM
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Well, finally had a chance to check out the highway mileage on my car yesterday. I took an 803 mi. roundtrip road trip. I figure that's long enough to get a true reading...and because it was round trip, it would offset any wind or change of elevation factors.

So, while I drove 75+ for 90% or more of the trip, I got an average fuel efficiency of....

27.01 mpg.


I'm very happy with that...even though the window sticker on the car shows 19 city and 28 highway, I figured I'd never get close to that...especially now that the car is 11 model years old.

<span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
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<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
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so you filled up like 2 times???

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so you filled up like 2 times???
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Exactly twice...or three times, depending on how you count:

once when I left
once when I got there
and once when I got home

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No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
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Took another road trip...about 750 mi. Minor variables - used cruise control as much as possible and dropped my average speed around 5 mph.

Results show even higher mileage! Never though this car could do so well...

29.26 mpg average over the whole trip. As Howard Dean says, "Yeeeeahh!!!

<span style='color:green'>1994 325i </span>- - - 75,000 mi.
No mods - - - very happy as is!
<span style='color:green'>1995 525i </span>- - - 154,000 mi.
No squeaks or rattles... unreal!
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