1995 Town Car mileage

Over the past while I have been getting about 17 mpg in all city with some stop and go traffic. The instantaneous mpg can go up to 35-40 mpg while running at about 35 mph on a level paved road. A/C has been off.
Does this seem like normal mpg for the Town Car or should I be getting better economy and start looking atO2 Sensors.
TIA
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The instaneous mileage go up is probably the car just coasting along and slowing down 1 or 2 mph.
The 17 mph average sounds about right.
Jeff

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17mpg in stop-and-go traffic seems about right to me. I drive a '95 CV with a similar drive train. I get around 22 in town because 3/4 of my commute is freeway... on open freeway, gas station to gas station, I usually hit 27 using air and driving at speed to keep with traffic...
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Lloyd,
I also have a 95 TC. I get about 22 MPG in mixed highway/city driving and about 25 MPG on the open road. I don't really do enough pure "city" driving to give an accurate estimate, but 17 MPG does not sound out of line for stop and go. I would leave the car as is, unless you are having other symptoms of a poorly running engine.
Rock

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Rock, I wanted to thank you for your suggestion that I change the brake line on my 94 Taurus. When I removed it, a test revealed that it was completely clogged. I will change the lines on the other wheels when I have a chance. Thanks again Andy-j

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We change brake fluid every two years or 50K, WOF.
mike hunt
Andy wrote:

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Andy-j,
Glad my suggestion helped you.
Rock
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I have a 95 TC with 142,xxx miles. Highway at 65-75 with A/C on gets me around 25-27mpg. In hilly country or with 5 people and a full trunk, might lose a couple mpg. In daily commute, gettin' the groceries and waiting in the drive thru at one of the local garbage bins, I usually see between 17 and 19mpg.
Wanna have real fun with the instant mpg? Find a decent hill with a 40+ speed limit and let it coast down the hill between 35 and 45 mpg. I have such a hill right by my house and get...
are you ready?....
99MPG! YEAH!!!!!!
Of course, I only get about 10-12 instant going UP that same hill in the other direction. Guess it all evens out somehow. <sigh>
Gary Kasten
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