On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 08:58:50 -0400, "corra"
Should be much better than that. Earlier this year I sold an '02 ZX5
automatic to my brother so I could buy an '04 SVT 5 door. During the
time I had the ZX5 around 90% of my driving was stop and go around
town with around 50% of that with the AC running (I live in the
Phoenix, AZ area...grin). For the whole time I had that car my gas
mileage averaged out to a little over 26mpg. On trips to Orange, CA
and Las Vegas, NV I averaged a little over 30mpg while running in the
80mph range most of the way.
BTW, on my SVT Focus I'm doing slightly better even though it has
amost 50% more horsepower. Obviously the 6 speed manual transmission
helps. I averaged between 25 and 26mpg during the summer running the
AC in stop and go intown driving. I got around 27 to 28mpg this
spring running around town before it got hot and have been back up
around that the last month or so when I've only had to use the AC a
couple of times. I haven't made any long trips with this one yet but
on a couple of short (200 mile) trips I've been around 28mpg with the
AC and as high as 35mpg without the AC.
:>> Just passed 72,000 miles on my '01ZX3 5-speed. I keep a spreadsheet for
:>> mileage calculation by tank and overall. My driving is about half highway
:>> and half country roads. Overall mileage is 30.9 mpg.