: Worst MPG you ever got



ThumperPup
10-18-10, 01:36 AM
Ok what was it when was it and what where you pulling or pusshing
that got the worst MPG ever for you



For me it was a 2001 F350 Dualy with a 5th wheel 5 horse trailer with 6 horses in it yeah ok dont say anyting lol
a couple blocksof heay and my dirt bike in the bed of the truck and me and at the time my dog Maggie snouzer

from Sagle Idaho to Cleveland Ohio

yup long haul

getting 7 mpg

Playdrv4me
10-18-10, 03:41 AM
Easy... 8 or 9mpg in my H2... anywhere.

Jesda
10-18-10, 03:55 AM
It was an International box truck, 30-footer loaded with about 7000lbs. Got 10mpg. Not bad!

http://forums.nicoclub.com/post4466597.html?hilit=box%20truck#p4466597

http://www.q45.org/cpg/albums/userpics/10001/DCP_3460.JPG

maeng9981
10-18-10, 04:02 AM
The average gas mileage on my 2000 SLS started from 20mpg mixed, and now it is 15.9mpg. I don't know if HG failure affects gas mileage, but that is the worst I ever got on my Northstar. Even with a lead foot I used to get 18mpg.

drewsdeville
10-18-10, 09:34 AM
The worst was probably my improperly tuned '66 Dodge when I first got it. I never bothered to calculate it though.

The worst out of my Caddies was 10mpg while pulling a 3800lb 18.5' Sea Ray on vacation. That could probably be placed in the "Worst thing you ever did to a car" thread. Smoked the brakes, blew out the air suspension, consequently broke the exhaust. All minor repairs to avoid having to buy a truck :)

HAZZARDJOHN
10-18-10, 10:44 AM
Got about six towing a 23' trailer home with a 2003 expedition through the black hills in the wind. Usually the same rig got 8-10, but it was working hard that day. My parents motor home gets between 7-10 MPG so far. Doesn't seem to care if it is towing or not. They got the 10 when the Focus was hooked on the back.

~HJ

Night Wolf
10-18-10, 11:09 AM
Around 2.8mpg, after spending 12hrs off road crawling around and pulling others.... fuel useage is properly calculated as GPH at that point..

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e363/InoventionsEast/Jeep/misc097.jpg

ThumperPup
10-18-10, 01:02 PM
Easy... 8 or 9mpg in my H2... anywhere.

dang man my dad got better then that at his worst in his H1 but then again he never towed a thing lol

i think worst he ever complained about was 12mpg during city driving he sold the thing about 5 years ago and i was hoping to get thatbeast

ThumperPup
10-18-10, 01:04 PM
The average gas mileage on my 2000 SLS started from 20mpg mixed, and now it is 15.9mpg. I don't know if HG failure affects gas mileage, but that is the worst I ever got on my Northstar. Even with a lead foot I used to get 18mpg.

hey i feel you i got worst in my SLS 2000 was about 13-14 MPG and this was all city driving

ThumperPup
10-18-10, 01:05 PM
The worst was probably my improperly tuned '66 Dodge when I first got it. I never bothered to calculate it though.

The worst out of my Caddies was 10mpg while pulling a 3800lb 18.5' Sea Ray on vacation. That could probably be placed in the "Worst thing you ever did to a car" thread. Smoked the brakes, blew out the air suspension, consequently broke the exhaust. All minor repairs to avoid having to buy a truck :)

um i think this beloongs in the whats the worst thing you ever did to a car thread that i posted a day or so back LOL

gary88
10-18-10, 02:04 PM
Probably my 93 Blazer. Had a 23 gallon tank and I usually got 240 miles to it, so around 10mpg combined.

Spyder
10-18-10, 02:07 PM
1966 Lincoln Continental. 462. Awesome car, but got me 6mpg whether it was full throttle uphill or sitting in the driveway during an oil change.

Night Wolf
10-18-10, 02:41 PM
1966 Lincoln Continental. 462. Awesome car, but got me 6mpg whether it was full throttle uphill or sitting in the driveway during an oil change.

Sounds like my Jeep.... besides off-road all day, it gets 14mpg... town, city, highway, dosen't matter.

cvettr/cts-v
10-18-10, 04:02 PM
Around 1.5 mpg in the boat near wot. Roughly figured using mile markers on the lake and refueling after and outing. Much fun but expensive hobby.

Stingroo
10-18-10, 05:39 PM
About 12-13 mpg in the wagon when my family moved. We did the ENTIRE move with my car, (again, Drew, to save renting a truck. I like the way you think :thumbsup:) $30 in gas is way better than truck rental. I loaded everything we owned either inside that car or on top of it. It was about a 5 mile trek to the new house from the old, and the worst trip was the trip where I had a couch on the roof and a loveseat in the back along with a patio table and other various things that fit in the other seating areas with the tailgate and rear hatch window open. I got some of the strangest looks from others. :lol:

Here's a pic of some of the shenanigans, after the patio table was removed and some of the straps were pulled off of the couch:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs280.snc3/28181_1461110334376_1431987960_1256496_1540910_n.j pg

Cadillacboy
10-19-10, 12:17 PM
Cadillac Escalade 6.0 V8
1 MPG during kick off lol
7 MPG average

Talk about a real gas guzzler but it was an awesome machine

BlackHammer
10-19-10, 12:52 PM
I got around 10-12 mpg in my old Blazer, but that was for offroading so it wasnt a big money pit gas wise.

The-Dullahan
10-20-10, 08:41 PM
So THAT'S the story behind that photo, eh Sting?

Not once in my life have I calculated my fuel usage, why would I want to upset myself? Actually, I don't care how poor it is, it's worth it. Extra batteries, assorted electronics, coffin, rollcage, 20 feet of car and a 307. Actually, the most weight my car has had in it as of recently, was probably on the WPB meet, where in Hobe Sound it had myself and two passengers (Roo and Matt...and Matt's a big guy) so as of the last twelve months, that's probably the worst it ever got. Realistically speaking, that's not all that much more weight than the car alone.

Not the MOST weight my engine ever had to move, but the most recently. As for different vehicles, I have driven everything from a '56 Impala to a '99 Escort and without a doubt, car, truck, rat rod, hearse, whatever else...they all got better mileage than my car.

My car is a Hybrid though. She burns gas AND ozone.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-21-10, 12:22 AM
I think I got like 9 MPG one week with my '92 deVille. It was in the dead of winter, and I wasn't doing anything abnormal and the car wasn't acting odd, but it only got like 9-10 whereas it would usually pull 14-15 in the same sort of driving. I filled it up the next week at a different station and I was getting normal mileage. Who knows.

With the Astro, if I'm pulling my little 5x8 enclosed trailer, I'll get between 11.5 and 12.3 MPG, and boy let me tell you, that really sucks! I don't have to pay for the gas, but it sucks having to stop every 260-280 miles instead of the usual 375-400 when it hits E. It's got a 26 gallon tank, but the most I've ever put into it is like 24.5 gallons.

Aron9000
10-21-10, 03:01 AM
I think riding around in my friend's suburban back in high school was the worst mpg rig I've ever seen. It was such a beast, it was his mom's old car that they bought to tow a boat with. I can't remeber the year, it was the boxy late 90's body, maybe a 97 or so, dark green on tan leather.

So anyways, I think my friend(with the help of GM) built it to be the most gas guzzling rig ever made. From the factory:

4wd
3/4 ton chassis with 8 lug wheels
454 Big Block Chevy v8, it was a "vortec" model with multiport fuel injection
4l80e automatic trans

He then built it up with these parts and it got like 4-5mpg:

6" of lift
35" tires
gears
huge black steel bumper on the front with a winch
headers, no cats, custom true dual exhaust, LOUD LOUD LOUD!!!

Anyways, his truck was the most obnoixous and badass thing in the parking lot. I helped him wrench on that thing A LOT, good times.

Stingroo
10-21-10, 03:06 AM
Loud = fun. :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
10-21-10, 08:43 AM
A friend of mine has a bone stock '00 K3500 Silverado (old style) crew cab with the 454 Vortec, 4L80-E and about 104k miles. He says no matter what he does or where he drives, it's 11 MPG.

drewsdeville
10-21-10, 10:04 AM
Ugh. Loud or not, 11mpg can't be any fun.

The-Dullahan
10-21-10, 03:08 PM
Ugh. Loud or not, 11mpg can't be any fun.

LIES. My car is always fun. Not loud though, except for that time the exhaust completely cracked off right before the muffler. That was some scary business.

OffThaHorseCEO
10-21-10, 03:59 PM
when im at the light i get 0 mpg...