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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:20 PM
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Unhappy mileage

just posting to whine a little so if you have no stomach for that please divert your eyes now...

It seems like I'd been cruising around forever getting somewhere around 28-30 mpg in my 300tdi...

Two months ago my office moved and now my commute is along a hilly and almost more relevant WINDY route and now my mileage is more along the lines of 20-22 mpg

At least the summer's almost here so I can just use "Nola" off road like she's supposed to be and use the motorcycle to commute with...
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:41 PM
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Oh I feel for you. That's still 100% better than my D90
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:51 PM
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Oh I feel for you. That's still 100% better than my D90
And 110% better than Janey.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Yeah I haven't kept great records on her mpg, especially since I don't trust the odometer too much. I do know a diesel 110 can run 1 fillup for 3 of mine

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p.s. I had the boss ship the side steps to you today. Caught a rash of shit about it being heavy
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:07 PM
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I find that the 300 is very sensitive to conditions and driving style. Anything that pushes EGT's up will drive mileage down. I find its easy to go a little heavy on the pedal and make the mileage drop to 22-23, but even towing doesn't seem to make it drop much below 21. I have to drive pretty gently to get 26+.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Waaaaa, my V10 F250 does about 11 on average. Consider yourself lucky.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Get just under 10 mpg out of my s85 V10 powered M5. Can't even imagine what 20-22mpg would be like.
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I get 28 mpg out of my lotus and that is not driving like an old lady either.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Those new "more than 6-cylinder" BMW's are pretty nifty for sure, but my old M6 gets 23-24 on the highway. I don't think I could trade that for something that gets half the mileage. Even the 540 gets 23-34. Don't get me wrong, those are great cars and I drool on them, but man, that's a lot of trips to the gas station.
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I used to get great mpgs with my BMW Z3.
I think my D90 gets the best mpgs of the vehicles in my family right now strange as it may seem.
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Old March 31st, 2009, 07:17 PM
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Those new "more than 6-cylinder" BMW's are pretty nifty for sure, but my old M6 gets 23-24 on the highway. I don't think I could trade that for something that gets half the mileage. Even the 540 gets 23-34. Don't get me wrong, those are great cars and I drool on them, but man, that's a lot of trips to the gas station.
Especially with a 16 gallon tank... currently I have a range of 160 miles. I see the gas station attendants more then my wife. Whoever thought it was a good idea to put that sized tank in this car deserves to be taken out behind the woodshed.

M6--shark attack! God, I love the early M6s. Not to get too off topic, but would love to see pics.
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are you trying to rub it in????
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I wish I could get 25mpg in my Defender i think with the 255's Im down to 13 or 14.
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Those new "more than 6-cylinder" BMW's are pretty nifty for sure, but my old M6 gets 23-24 on the highway. I don't think I could trade that for something that gets half the mileage. Even the 540 gets 23-34. Don't get me wrong, those are great cars and I drool on them, but man, that's a lot of trips to the gas station.
I feel a continuation of the super M-car, E39 saloon and audi wagon porn thread coming on..
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M6--shark attack! God, I love the early M6s. Not to get too off topic, but would love to see pics.
Sounds good, I'll go start a new one. I could use a distraction right now.
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Originally Posted by bharris
just posting to whine a little so if you have no stomach for that please divert your eyes now...

It seems like I'd been cruising around forever getting somewhere around 28-30 mpg in my 300tdi...

Two months ago my office moved and now my commute is along a hilly and almost more relevant WINDY route and now my mileage is more along the lines of 20-22 mpg

At least the summer's almost here so I can just use "Nola" off road like she's supposed to be and use the motorcycle to commute with...

100mph winds plus all 90 degree angles=

You must take 93 to work
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 11:46 AM
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93 it is.... bloody wind is un-freaking-believable...

Having aerodynamics slightly worse than a cinder block is not particularly conducive to great gas mileage (especially in winds like that).
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Just made a 1200 mile trip w/ a 300Tdi 110 following a 200Tdi 110, and the 300 got 50% better milage, or the 200 got 35% less- gotta love math :-) Lots of wind and hills. The 200 had to work much harder to keep up, lots of downshifting and high rpms, and it had a roof rack and extra weight, say 500#. Good real world comparison though.
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