Just back from Maryland and wanted to share my fuel economy numbers with Bikeman....thought it would be better to start a new thread.
1995 Corolla, 176,000 miles, 1.8 engine, automatic overdrive transmission, 5W-30 Mobil 1 synthetic oil, Micehlin X radials running at 32 PSI cold, 200 pounds of me, 115 pounds of little woman, 100 pounds of luggage.
Tank was topped off right to the top of the fill tube on all fillups so it should be pretty accurate.
Trip to MD from MA
- Mostly highway, 70 to 75MPH, AC on and off, non-ethanol gas
- Fillup at 452 miles, 11.3 gallons = 40MPG
Almost 2 gallons left in the tank but I was getting nervous not knowing if the gauge was as accurate with the extra weight in the trunk. As you can see, I could easily have made the 500 mile mark as was discussed earlier.
Trip to MA from MD
- First 70 or 80 miles were mixed driving, then mostly highway at 70 to 75 MPH til filled. AC on all the way, non-ethanol gas
- Fillup at 461 miles, 11.8 gallons = 39.06 MPG
That's one impressive little car. I've had it since 105K miles. I don't know when the ignition had any attention but it's never been touched by me. I've done 15K interval oil changes with the Mobil 1 since I've had it.
PS - My last fill after the above two fills was with 10% ethanol gas. I still had a bout 1.5 gallons left of non-E gas in there but it did appear that the power was a bit lacking when going up hills with AC on.....fuel mileage appears to be consistent with the earlier results. I'm presently at 180 miles on this fill at a needles width under 3/4 tank.
Jay in MA