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I've just been driving my V70 since December '08, so most of the 4K mileage has been cool/cold weather. With 2/3 of my driving being interstate and the other 1/3 stop & go, I'm only averaging 21.5 all-around. Is this fairly typical or will it improve after the "break-in period" (whatever that is)? <p>I don't lead foot, but instead play the instantaneous MPG game to see how good I can do...... obviously not very well. Perhaps I need a software adjustment at the first oil change & mtce? - Stu
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (sapearl)

Same for me. 3250 since Jan 5 and no more than 19.3 in what I'd consider "many stops and many go's" driving throughout the day. No roadies yet, but if I head from one side of Portland to the other and stay on the freeway it'll bump it up to 20.3 'ish.
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (sapearl)

We average 20 MPG in mixed driving. I can generally get 27-28 MPG on the hwy @ 70 MPH.<p>Dave in VA
 

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Well, it looks like once a do a pure road trip with no stop and go I should hit into the high 20's. Just a little disappointing for a car with 6 gears though. My old 2001 Sable which was only a 4 speed automatic and did 27 on the open road.
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (sapearl)

It's EPA rated 16 city/25 highway/20 combined. Why is everyone suprised the mileage is not great?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's EPA rated 16 city/25 highway/20 combined. Why is everyone suprised the mileage is not great?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not at all surprised, this is almost exactly what we are getting with ours with only a slight bump in hwy FE.
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (Munin)

Call it foolish optimism on my part then. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> When they changed the way mileage ratings were calculated a few years back, I thought the scale swung to the side of being overly conservative since they were 10-20% too high, previously.<p>What I was curious about though was once the car gets upwards of 10K miles, do things change much or is it fairly consistent from the first day of ownership.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It's EPA rated 16 city/25 highway/20 combined. Why is everyone suprised the mileage is not great?</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>philisophe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The mileage for a car this size and weight has proven to be very good..My 2009 Honda Accord is only marginally better.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Really? I'd love to see some reviews / links on that. Every review I've read (and posts on this forum and on car review sites) is from people complaining about it.<p>When I was looking at buying this car, it definitely did not stand out as good on mileage, comparing apples to apples (4000 pound cars with 250 plus HP), below average is what I recall.<p>Even Consumer Reports April 09 issue just lumped it into their worst list...<A HREF="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/cars/new-cars/buying-advice/best-worst-cars-review/best-worst-fuel-economy/best-and-worst-fuel-economy.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.consumerreports.org...y.htm</A><p>Edmunds says the same thing: <A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/volvo/xc70/2008/consumerreview.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/volvo/x....html</A><p>Our personal car after 3000 miles still only gets about 13 MPG in city driving!
 

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Lotus99..<p>The [email protected] 4092 lbs. Vs V70 3527 lbs<p> Major Power to weight difference..I test drove an XC70and I felt they were totally different cars<p>My mileage is based on running premium fuel/36 F/ 38 R tire pressure/synthetic oil /<p>But the weight difference/ Haldex may influence <br>your numbers..<p>
 

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Review the ..Car and Driver..09 Accura full<br>review<p>I posted the fuel reviews in an earlier post..The Accord weighs as much as my 08 V70 did with a four cylinder ..but you can research and read the article online. <p>Since I actually own both cars..the mileage is<br>very comparative..
 

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my gas milage is 14.4 and 23 highway earlier this year. Car has 12,000 km on it now. hope to get better figures in summer, but I wonder if the standard Continental Tires are really that good and may be affecting fuel economy
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (sapearl)

We have 2500 miles on our V70 and get about 20 miles to the gallon in mostly city driving with premium. We did see a significant (at least a couple of miles to the gallon) jump in efficiency sometime after we put the first thousand miles on the car.<p>I am curious, has anyone out there experimented with regular and/or mid grade gas? Does it make a mileage or performance difference with this car?
 

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Keep the faith....<br>My car just passed the 12,000KM mark, oil changed to synthetic now, summer tires are back on. <br>I can notice a nice improvement in gaz mileage since I got the car at the end of October at 4,000KM.<br>It does drink more than my previous V70XC but I believe it is also 750lb heavier and has almost 100hp more.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>philisophe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Review the ..Car and Driver..09 Accura full review<p>I posted the fuel reviews in an earlier post..The Accord weighs as much as my 08 V70 did with a four cylinder ..but you can research and read the article online. <p>Since I actually own both cars..the mileage is very comparative..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The Accord EX V-6 Sedan AT I look up does 19 / 29 in city/highway and weighs 3567 pounds. The XC70 gets 15 / 22 and the V70 that weighs the same as the Accord gets marginally better at 16 / 24.<p>So how are you saying the mileage is comparative? 3 MPG is almost 20% better mileage in the city. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>beavenx5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Keep the faith....<br>My car just passed the 12,000KM mark, oil changed to synthetic now, summer tires are back on. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is synthetic required by Volvo or even recommended, or do you do it out of precaution? For my last turbo car I paid extra to have synthetic put in, even though Audi didn't require it.
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage? (Lotus99)

Lotus99<p>The review Car and Driver..Please read it .I have "cut and pasted" the specs from the article for you<p>2008 Honda Accord EX Sedan - Specs <br>(continued)<p> <p>VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan <p>PRICE AS TESTED: $23,695 (base price: $23,695) <p>ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, port fuel injection<br>Displacement: 144 cu in, 2354cc<br>Power (SAE net): 190 bhp @ 7000 rpm<br>Torque (SAE net): 162 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm <p>TRANSMISSION: 5-speed manual <p>DIMENSIONS:<br>Wheelbase: 110.2 in Length: 194.1 in Width: 72.7 in Height: 58.1 in<br>Curb weight: 3263 lb <p>C/D TEST RESULTS:<br>Zero to 60 mph: 7.9 sec<br>Zero to 100 mph: 20.8 sec<br>Zero to 120 mph: 35.3 sec<br>Street start, 5-60 mph: 8.4 sec<br>Standing ¼-mile: 16.1 sec @ 88 mph<br>Top speed (governor limited): 130 mph<br>Braking, 70-0 mph: 185 ft<br>Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.81 g <p>FUEL ECONOMY:<br>EPA city/highway driving: 22/31 mpg <p><br>My V70..gets 21 IN TOWN. 30 HWAY..<p>Hmmmmm..Now is that comparative<p><br>As for oils..you may want to do additional research..for your own satisfaction<p>Good Luck
 
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