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Old 07-11-10, 02:39 PM
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The label on the local Shell tanks here indicates up to 10% ethanol in the regular grade only which I don't burn. The dealer say's it's in all the grades but doesn't have the decals or other supporting info to prove it so who knows?[/FONT]

I think that could be some of my batch variation. They are supposed to label for ethanol, but the rules seem pretty lax. Also I've heard that even many branded stations buy from wholesalers, so there is no way to know what we are actually getting. Glad we're not drinking the stuff.
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Old 07-12-10, 06:57 AM
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Try some non-ethanol fuel and let us know if you see a difference...
I wish I could, but can't find any local stations that are ethanol-free.
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Old 07-12-10, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Fogcutter View Post
Also, I have noticed some batch variations on mileage with different fill ups, as much as 2 MPG. Same grade, same brand, same station, same weather conditions -- better or worse mileage from tank to tank.
maybe your gas station cheated on you~

saw this @ infiniti forum that i frequently visit, i thought i'd share this with you guys

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...24/detail.html
http://www.khou.com/news/Records-sho...-70233502.html
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Old 07-12-10, 08:25 AM
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I have no doubt this is a widespread practice, especially in these challenging economic times. Too bad there isn't a simple pocket-sized octane tester for the mass market... that would keep the stations honest!

I've also come across gas pumps with miscalibrated flows (accidental vs. intentional), that "delivered" larger quantities of gas than my tank's capacity! When I threatened to report them to the State, the clerk shrugged and said he'd have the manager "look into it." One station gave me a $2 refund.
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Old 07-12-10, 10:50 AM
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^^ well as consumers, we just have to trust that little seal sticker on each gas pump that says it was tested by the state/county and it is an "honest" pump.
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Old 07-24-10, 10:34 PM
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Is there anyone here that does 80-85% driving in the city? How much mpg would I expect if I do 80-85% driving in the city? Cold weather here is nonexistence. haha.
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Old 07-25-10, 12:12 AM
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you are really going to benefit with a hybrid in general if you do mostly in town driving with lots of stop and go, especially if where you live in relatively flat.
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Old 07-26-10, 08:38 AM
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I wish my driving was more city related. Mostly highway/2 lane secondary driving.

But compared to my other vehicle, I am still averaging 26-27mpg, which is much better.
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do you guys always stay on eco mode?
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Old 08-06-10, 08:45 AM
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I leave ECO Mode turned on at all times. I generally average somewhere between 29-31 mpg when I fill the tank during the warm months of the year. The mpg goes down noticeably when it is cold and/or I make a lot of short trips.
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Old 08-06-10, 05:24 PM
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I try to always keep in the green range lol. I think cars get pissed off driving behind me.
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Old 08-14-10, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Lil4cyl View Post
I wish my driving was more city related. Mostly highway/2 lane secondary driving.

But compared to my other vehicle, I am still averaging 26-27mpg, which is much better.
Yes, I was commenting to my mom recently how 26 MPG Hwy is better than the 20 we used to get in our RX 300, which was far less powerful.
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Old 08-19-10, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by RXSF View Post
you are really going to benefit with a hybrid in general if you do mostly in town driving with lots of stop and go, especially if where you live in relatively flat.
I am almost done with my tank of gas and I am averaging close to 24 mpg per the display. I feel the engine is using more gas by turning the engine on and off multiple times. The mileage always seems to drop after I leave more than half of the green zone where the engine automatically turns on. When I leave it in eco mode, the acceleration is a bit too slow for traffic lights. And maybe due to short trips, the engine is not warming up fast enough. Whenever I turn on the car, the engine turns on for a min and turns off. I usually reach the destination before the engine fully warms up while the bar is below the midpoint.

How long does the battery usually last for you guys?
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Old 08-23-10, 04:40 AM
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I managed to get 31 MPG over the weekend during a little trip, mostly on highways. I'm sure I could have gotten more. This is much better than my city commute to work where I have been averaging 26-27 MPG with eco mode on. It's only 8 miles each way but the stupid hills get me. On the bright side, that's still twice the MPG on my old 330
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Old 08-23-10, 08:20 PM
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Is there anyway to make the engine turn on at the 75% mark in the green zone versus at the 50% mark. The car doesn't have enough power from the stop and go point.

@Kitlz - Do you use E-10 gas?
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