I own a 2000 Acura Integra GS-R with 72k miles. Lately I have noticed
that its gas consumption is very high. I do not know how many miles per
gallon am I getting, but it seems a lot less than before. I drive about
120 miles per day and I have to fill up every other day. Is this
normal? I used to go from Boca Raton to Orlando (200 miles) in just
over half a tank! Can I do anything besides check oil, proper tire
presure, clean air filter and slow down to save some more gas? What
could be wrong with my car? Please let me know if there is anything
else I could do?
Start with the obvious things you mention, plus a brief feel of the wheels
after highway driving to ensure the brakes aren't dragging (one or more
wheels warm). Beyond that, you should find out what your fuel economy really
is. Record the starting mileage when you fill your tank and how much gas you
have to put in the next few times you fill your tank. Divide the total miles
by the total gallons and see what others are getting at - what speed are you
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