: Lets ID the leadfoots here, MPG please



deckofficer
08-26-11, 05:02 AM
I don't think I'll be any where near an average cross section here, because I've had the V over a month now, but have only driven it a total of 6 days. I don't romp it hard, but have rolled it all on in passing lanes along mountain highway 50 going over the Sierras at 7400' elevation. I have let the average MPG ride without resetting for 3 tankfuls and it reads 19.9 mpg. I have the '11 Coupe with 6 speed stick. Again, I do not romp it too much, as I have another car that is day and night quicker than the V, and will use it for "spirited" driving. Who else has let the average mpg ride for 3 or more fill ups and what are your numbers?

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M5eater
08-26-11, 08:09 AM
Since I purchased the car with the 90E, my average is between 14.5-15.5, even giving her a half-3/4 thorrtle jolt every once in a while.

Cub Cadet
08-26-11, 08:22 AM
My average is 16mpg in stop and go city driving. On the freeway, I average 24mpg.
Also, your numbers will get more and more skewed if you do not reset the avg. mpg meter after each fill up. When people complain about the meter being off, this is exactly why.

jamesdean65
08-26-11, 09:07 AM
i,ve had mine 4 2 months, 2235mi avg. for entire mi. is 11.4 :historic:.....

Gary Wells
08-26-11, 09:26 AM
Bought new in July of '09, CTS-V sedan, currently about 6K miles on car, I did not start tracking mileage until about end of July, 2011

09 Cadillac CTS-V: start: mileage: 3344:
---date------miles---miles-----gals-----price----cost----ampg--cmpg.--spd---range
08-19-11---5563---188.0---12.054---3.899---47.00---15.6----15.8---32.3---263.....example
08-23-11---5731---168.5---10.662---3.939---42.00---15.8----16.1---33.4---276.....example

15.2 average calculated (ampg) (actual)
15.6 average computer (cmpg) (computer calculated)


87 turbo Buick Regal:
----date------miles-----miles----miles-----gals-------price----cost-------mpg----cmpg
07-02-11---29912---30139---226.9---13.754----3.999----55.00----16.497---N/A
07-05-11---30139---30287---147.8---08.840----3.959----35.00----16.720---N/A

16.6114 (actual calculated mileage)

digital1021
08-26-11, 09:53 AM
2011 Coupe, Auto, mainly city driving and more than a little bit of fun, getting about 14mpg. Currently about 17k on it.

Prof
08-26-11, 09:58 AM
Does not hit my radar screen...the thrill is exhilerating...

Gary, 9k? Jump in that beast and drive it like you stole it...lol!

I understand your approach...I have a 7 year old truck with less miles than the 46k on the V!

Fuel mileage???? Lets talk about thrill per burst!

undertaker
08-26-11, 10:13 AM
bought it yesterday, I have somewhere around 6 mpg, I didn't buy the V for economy purposes, have my lil TDI beater for that

Gary Wells
08-26-11, 10:20 AM
Does not hit my radar screen...the thrill is exhilerating...

Gary, 9k? Jump in that beast and drive it like you stole it...lol!

I understand your approach...I have a 7 year old truck with less miles than the 46k on the V!

Fuel mileage???? Lets talk about thrill per burst!

Actually, Prof, I've only got about 6k miles on it now, but I only had 3K miles on it when I retired in Jan of this year. I sold my '02 ZO6 in about Apr of this year which was my DD. Also, the Cad CTS-V shares one on, one off, driving with the turbo Buick, which only has 30K actual miles on it.

Tuna
08-26-11, 10:41 AM
I'm getting +- 16 around town and I see 21 sometimes on the highway in my Vagon.
BTW, it gets 13.7 when averaging 110 MPH in an open road run.

Prof
08-26-11, 11:36 AM
Actually, Prof, I've only got about 6k miles on it now, but I only had 3K miles on it when I retired in Jan of this year. I sold my '02 ZO6 in about Apr of this year which was my DD. Also, the Cad CTS-V shares one on, one off, driving with the turbo Buick, which only has 30K actual miles on it.

If I were to guess...my bet would be that a package of Oreo "Double Stuff" Cookies survives for two or three weeks in your kitchen cabinet...those things have a tough time getting home from the store in my life!

There is lots to be said for restraint...I retired in 1999...was restrained and careful for a few years...now as the end gets closer, I go for the gusto!

Where are those Oreo cookies I bought yesterday????

Gary Wells
08-26-11, 12:17 PM
If I were to guess...my bet would be that a package of Oreo "Double Stuff" Cookies survives for two or three weeks in your kitchen cabinet...those things have a tough time getting home from the store in my life!

There is lots to be said for restraint...I retired in 1999...was restrained and careful for a few years...now as the end gets closer, I go for the gusto!

Where are those Oreo cookies I bought yesterday????

Prof:
Bad bet on the Oreo Double Stuff, those got replaced with the Oreo Fudge Cremes about a month ago, I generally make it up to the Wally World check out stand with about 3 of the 4 rows remaining.

I try and be careful, stupidity at old age hurts. Restrained is a different story. When I am old enough to have to squint to see my side of the road, I still want to be driving a kool car. I still enjoy beautiful guns that I can't afford, single malt scotch that I really can't afford but still buy, and all that I want more in life is your beautiful hot rod truck. But alas,............

cruiser68
08-26-11, 01:20 PM
I average 14.5mpg. This on a 60 mile round trip commute of 60 miles, 14 miles stop and go and the rest highway. Same exact mileage as my former 08 Yukon Denali with 6.2L but no blower That thing weighed over 6000lbs. Not really surprised as I can't keep my foot out of the gas :)

serturbo
08-26-11, 06:32 PM
15-16 mpg. Same as my old 08 Pathfinder V8 4x4 that ran a best 13.65 quarter mile.

Prof
08-26-11, 06:45 PM
That's an impressive e.t. for a Pathfinder!

Rule12b
08-26-11, 06:54 PM
In LA I average about 9 mpg.

deckofficer
08-26-11, 07:15 PM
In LA I average about 9 mpg.

9 mpg in LA, I'm guessing you have one nasty commute with a lot of stop and go. Or you bomb along like a bat out of hell-o, and shorten your commute any way you and your throttle can. I used to do the LA grind, that is why I think it is one of the two.

Rule12b
08-26-11, 07:21 PM
9 mpg in LA, I'm guessing you have one nasty commute with a lot of stop and go. Or you bomb along like a bat out of hell-o, and shorten your commute any way you and your throttle can. I used to do the LA grind, that is why I think it is one of the two.

Both. My commute is only about 4 miles, but it's full of stoplight opportunities for enjoyment.

deckofficer
08-26-11, 07:28 PM
Well then, I hope I'm not premature in awarding you the leadfoot award.

Mike02z
08-26-11, 07:54 PM
Over my first 3500 miles I have averaged 17.2 MPG. That is multiple long highway trips and some back road, rural driving. I just wish the tank was bigger. I have had a few hard 0-60 runs. Without those I'm guessing I'd get 18 MPG or a bit better.

hlantin
08-26-11, 08:29 PM
12-14 mixed LA driving..closer to 12 when i'm on it everyday..

Rule12b
08-26-11, 08:44 PM
Well then, I hope I'm not premature in awarding you the leadfoot award.

Well, it feels a tad unfair, but when I do see a freeway, like a roadtrip to SD, I see about 12. One time I managed alllmost 19 by going a steady 65. 12 is about average. That's probably more fair than the stoplight rodeo I savor on my daily commute. :-)

deckofficer
08-26-11, 08:47 PM
My average is 16mpg in stop and go city driving. On the freeway, I average 24mpg.
Also, your numbers will get more and more skewed if you do not reset the avg. mpg meter after each fill up. When people complain about the meter being off, this is exactly why.

True, when you don't reset, the meter will not agree with the miles driven divided by the fill-up gallons on each tankful. But by not resetting you get a much better picture of true average mpg over the course of varied driving. Remember, it is just a computer collecting data points. The more data points that are stored, the harder it becomes for the posted average to be changed by varied driving. Case in point, yesterday I left from Placerville, Ca to King's Beach North Shore Tahoe. This drive starts at 1800', climbs to 7400' then along 89 North passing Emerald Bay, a lot of elevation changes and slow to 15 mph curves. I left with 2 tanks not reset, the average reading 19.3. Dropped to 19.0 at the summit, and slowly returned to 19.3 upon arriving North Shore. On the return leg of 100 miles and dropping 5300', climbed to 19.9.

Since I still haven't had time to read the owner's manual (first car I've owned that you need to read the darn book), Does the V have the same feature of the 1st Honda Insight, and that is a non-volitable memory for life-time mpg? How do you access this figure?

stabie
08-27-11, 11:17 AM
Are these numbers all stock cars? I am thinking mods are going to cut the mileage. There is no free lunch. More HP=>less MPG.

deckofficer
08-27-11, 03:42 PM
Mine is stock, and will stay that way. Have other rides for "spirited" driving and serious wrenching for performance gains. I've had the V over a month, have driven it 7 of those days.

tabio42
08-27-11, 04:43 PM
13.8 mpg 70 mi commute, about 5 miles each way is city with not much traffic. The rest is highway. Almost every merging or lane change maneuver requires full throttle... just for the S&G.

MSOsr
08-27-11, 05:11 PM
14.9 so far...4 mile city drive to work every day, with an occasional trip on I-95,

Mike

zinner
08-29-11, 02:54 PM
http://mefi.us/images/fuelly/sig-us/78665.png (http://www.fuelly.com/driver/zinner/cts-2)

All city driving.

jakesulivan
08-29-11, 03:29 PM
15-16 miles per galon! I think you take real care of your pathfinder. mine never crossed 12 mpg. Maybe there can be some sort of problem but I am not able to take care of it properly also.