Good luck finding a manual '90-'93 245.<p>Excellent choice.<p>Best mpg hwy optimum conditions - 27.5.<p>Best city - 19.<p>Load the wagon, turn on the ac and fly up the mountain in third gear - 16.5<p>George Dill<p>
I have been driving a '88 5 speed wagon for 7 months now. I check every tank and write it down in my book. My overall average is 26 MPG. The lowest I have ever seen is 24 and the highest is 30 but that was all interstate at the speed limit.
my 79 with CIS and 4 speed does a bit better than the Ljet cars<p>and seems to have more topend <p>ran it 221 miles in 2 hours and 3 minutes, the last 20 miles were twisty hilly back roads with the other 201 being superslab<p>used 12.3 gallons<p>have the pump receipts framed and I think I'll photograph them<p>easily breaks 30mpg running legalish speeds and betters 26 around town
I usually see around 29-30ish MPG, mostly highway, not doing too much over the speed limit (except for when I'm getting a ticket <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ) in my '87 245 with the 5-speed. Usually around 24-26ish when I'm doing a lot of city driving too.
if you drive at just a little bit below the speed limit your gas mileage will go up by quite a bit, like instead of doing the typicall 70-90 that people do on the freeway here in utah, try 60 or even 50 if its kind of busy, gas mileage will increase by quite a bit.
If you run 50 mph on the freeway, best put on your 4-ways! <p>I just completed a 250 mile run at speeds of 70-80 mph with my 1992 245 wagon w/automatic trans ... averaged 23.8 mpg.<p>How much is "quite a bit"?
My 245 5-spd has gotten as high as 33mpg highway (when it was loaded down pretty good) though I never went over 65mph. I noticed though, if I want good mileage, it means no faster than 60mph. I went 55-60mph from NJ to DC and made it home (250 miles) with well over 1/2 a tank. I was driving 70-75mph following a friend this weekend, maybe 60-75 miles, and lost 1/4 of a tank. On the average, with a combo of city and highway, I get 26-28 mpg.
17mpg? Tell me that was entirely city driving with trips that were under 5 miles My car has dipped close to 20mpg when all I was doing was driving my car mere 2-5 miles per trip (bad bad bad, I know, I had no choice) I would definitely not be comfortable with those numbers on a manual tranny.
yes mostly to and from school but i always let it get up to at least 1/2 operating temp before driving it. i guess that its because my school isnt very far from here ( it takes 15 minutes to walk ) but i will be doing some better driving soon i hope.
'90 244 w/LH3.1 and 5spd....24-25mpg when I drive it slow. I'm not usually good on gas mileage due to driving style. Last fill up was exactly 300 miles / 13.19 gal = 22.7mpg. But I'd been ragging on the car quite a bit after getting the motor mounts replaced. One thing is for sure...sheared motor mounts made me get better mileage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
Just for fun, I ran my 1992 245 automatic on another run. This was 125 miles at speeds just below 70 MPH. Fuel mileage increased to 27.1. At $3.00 a gallon, I could save $1.33 on fuel every time I do that!
I agree with MenardVolvo, 60 mph is my cut-off if I want to save on gas. My 87 245 (AT) gets 23 mpg/city and 28-30 mpg/highway. Once went down the Natchez Trace Parkway - speed limit 45 mph strictly enforced - and got 33 mpg.<p>Oooh, when I think back to my 71 140...9 mpg - ouch!<p>I never let it idle to warm up. I start it and go. I've heard cars warm up much faster if you drive them.