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My 92 245 (automatic) gets 30 mpg hwy (26 mpg hwy with A/C running) but only 16 mpg city! Without A/C running! 5 gallons of premium got me 82 miles.<p>I just had the car checked and it is in top shape, starts right up and drives like a charm. Only thing that I think is amiss (my mechanic drove it and didn't see a problem with it) is a slight hesitation after it shifts into 2nd (shifts-accelerates-hesitates "falls back" but rpm do NOT go up-accelerates again). So now that I know what the mpg at low speed is...gee, I wonder if these are connected.<p>Everything else checks out, idle is fine, odometer correct, tires right size and pressure, etc. Well, I don't have a locking gas cap...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage (dagnelson)

"Your mileage may vary..."<p>Best to calculate mpg under tightly controlled and repeatable conditions.<p>One fill may show 16mpg or 36mpg - too many variables.<p>If your 240 gets near 26mpg hwy then all is in order.<p>City driving includes lower gears and stop-n-go plus rapidly-changing throttle positions - all contribue to poor mpg which is MINUS ZERO at a red light.<p>George Dill<br>
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage (dagnelson)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dagnelson</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> 5 gallons of premium got me 82 miles.<br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Premium? In a B230F?<p>curiously,<br>scott
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage (scootergeek)

Just habit I guess. My 87 ran rough on regular, tried it several times, so I stuck with premium. And I know it's a myth but I swear I get better gas mileage with premium. Used to anyway LOL.<p>George I will recheck it a few more times to see how it fluctuates. I know that my 87 got 22-24 mpg city everytime I checked. I thought 16 is mighty low...but there were a few red lights in there. Minus zero sounds about right.
 

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Re: Poor Gas Mileage (dagnelson)

I get similiar specks in my manual 245. 30-33mpg highway, 20-25city. I avoid the city as best I can because of this.
 
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