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So i have to ask the question. what is the real MPG's you are seeing vs the posted numbers on your window sticker? also how many miles can you squeeze out of one tank? I have to ask as i was in my friends 08 coupe EX last night and she had 220 miles on that tank was still half full! is this typical?
 

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usually the first half will last longer than the second half of the tank. I got on average about 300 miles out of my tank. All highway I could squeeze 330. That was before I put on the supercharger. It dropped to about 275 after, but I drive it a lot harder now. If I drive really hard it only gets about 250.
 

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In my 08 EX coupe, I average 280-300 with 90% city driving, however when its 50% city and 50% highway I get 350 with a full tank. AND when I drove to Miami, Fl from Philly, PA I got 500 miles with a full tank once on cruise control at 65 mph. I did it intentionally to see how much I would be able to get, then after that I drove normal 70-90 and got a little over 400 with a full tank.
 

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In my 08 EX coupe, I average 280-300 with 90% city driving, however when its 50% city and 50% highway I get 350 with a full tank. AND when I drove to Miami, Fl from Philly, PA I got 500 miles with a full tank once on cruise control at 65 mph. I did it intentionally to see how much I would be able to get, then after that I drove normal 70-90 and got a little over 400 with a full tank.

wow thats pretty impressive......the most i have ever squeezed out of my Lancer is 255 miles and the gas light was on. which is the reason i had to start this thread....just to see how horrible my mpg's really are! lol

it also makes me wonder what is possible with the 2012 model if you are pulling off those kind of numbers already
 

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real world mpg

still debating on getting a civic. anyone have mpg numbers to post. really interested to see how much you can get with the Econ button on
 

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That's not bad but there have been people in 8ths getting over 40mpgs & there was no ECON button. Then again your just bought the car so the motor needs to break in still so your MPGs should continue to increase.
 

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Only have 250 miles on car. I'm getting, in-town only, MPG of 31.6 over last 40 miles with ECON on. When driving home on Interstate and two lane state highways for 175 miles, I got almost 41 MPG with ECON off.
 

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the Econ button just coaches the driver how to drive economically. like It probably tells you to maintain a good speed or light throttle. I'm sure once you drive with Econ turned on enough times, you won't even need it and can be driving within the Econ button standards without the car telling you what to do and Econ off.
 

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the Econ button just coaches the driver how to drive economically. like It probably tells you to maintain a good speed or light throttle. I'm sure once you drive with Econ turned on enough times, you won't even need it and can be driving within the Econ button standards without the car telling you what to do and Econ off.
yes, you get feedback with the eco assist on, which will be a valuable tool to help one learn to drive more efficiently.

but, eco assist is also an active system...the vehicles engine performance and transmission (and i believe also air conditioning system) are adjusted. there is less hp and torque available.
 

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ECO button

I drove an EX sedan a couple of days ago and switched back and forth, on-off with the ECO button. (No AC on at the time, so I don't know how that affects it.) Having the button on did two obvious things: less responsiveness in the throttle, and the transmission wanted to be in a higher gear--that is, it upshifted sooner and did not downshift as readily with the application of more power. Basically, it turned the car into a DOG, but that is a trade-off I'm sometimes willing to make in order to get better mpg.

I didn't take the car out on the interstate, so I don't know what difference ECO would make in the gas mileage when holding a constant 70 mph; my guess is, not that much. The ECO mode is probably more effective in saving fuel in around-town driving with its frequent gear shifts and changing amounts of throttle.

If you want to be compulsive (who, me, compulsive?) about your gas mileage, there is both an instant mpg gauge and the blue/green light system (blue=normal, green=gas-sipping operation) on the upper dashboard to keep you occupied.
 

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I drove an EX sedan a couple of days ago and switched back and forth, on-off with the ECO button. (No AC on at the time, so I don't know how that affects it.) Having the button on did two obvious things: less responsiveness in the throttle, and the transmission wanted to be in a higher gear--that is, it upshifted sooner and did not downshift as readily with the application of more power. Basically, it turned the car into a DOG, but that is a trade-off I'm sometimes willing to make in order to get better mpg.

I didn't take the car out on the interstate, so I don't know what difference ECO would make in the gas mileage when holding a constant 70 mph; my guess is, not that much. The ECO mode is probably more effective in saving fuel in around-town driving with its frequent gear shifts and changing amounts of throttle.

If you want to be compulsive (who, me, compulsive?) about your gas mileage, there is both an instant mpg gauge and the blue/green light system (blue=normal, green=gas-sipping operation) on the upper dashboard to keep you occupied.
From what i have read, the AC unit is effected by the ECON button.

Yeah the two pillar lights on the side of the MPH change from blue to gren based on your driving.....i found myself watching the colors more than the MPH lol
 

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usually the first half will last longer than the second half of the tank. I got on average about 300 miles out of my tank. All highway I could squeeze 330. That was before I put on the supercharger. It dropped to about 275 after, but I drive it a lot harder now. If I drive really hard it only gets about 250.
That's still not bad Scott..

I wish my commute was more highways (or at least highways where it's not stop & go) but I went to Atlantic City, NJ for a Civic meet this past weekend and I filled up on Saturday Morning around 8am and left to go up there.. Got home around 1am and I went 300 miles and I was at 1/4 left..

Edit: It's not a Civic. Sorry
 

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I don't have the Econ button in my car :icon_headfones:

I consistently get about 330 miles to the tank before the light pops up and if I push it, like I always do, I get about 360-370 miles to the tank about 10 miles after there's no bars left. :eusa_clap:

If I'm taking a trip and it's 100% hwy, I get about 480-520 miles to the tank.
 

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I don't have the Econ button in my car :icon_headfones:

I consistently get about 330 miles to the tank before the light pops up and if I push it, like I always do, I get about 360-370 miles to the tank about 10 miles after there's no bars left. :eusa_clap:

If I'm taking a trip and it's 100% hwy, I get about 480-520 miles to the tank.
480-520 all highway....really??? thats pretty impressive
 

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People actually go the speed limit? (and below??!)

I hate the people that go BELOW the speed limit! :angry:

I go about 5 mph over (up to 10mph)
 
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