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    Another mpg thread....A4 owners please read!

    Yup, another mpg thread.

    I just spent close to an hour going through the search, I did find other threads, but they weren't very specific. I'm finding results from 9mpg to 35mpg.

    I'm specifically interested A4's here.

    What I'd like to know is;

    What mpg are you getting, of course,

    but more specifically,

    What driving conditions? (stop and go city, highway, rural roads, etc)

    A4, or M6?

    Rear gear (if known)

    model (T/A, Z28, WS6, SS)

    driving style (drive to have fun, or drive for economy?)

    average cruising speed

    Thanks alot!

    Reason I ask:

    I'm looking for a '00 A4 Camaro SS. I drive conservatively, I learned to do that once I started my 60 mile commute with my 16mpg Jeep. I average about 60-65mph, and my drive consists of about 10 miles of two lane rural roads with about 5 lights, and then about 20miles of highway. I'm just wondering what kind of mileage I can expect to attain, as being able to guestimate that will be able to help me better budget for the car.

    I WILL go to the track, and I WILL get on it, but that will be on the weekends. During the week I'll be trying to get the best mileage possible.

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    I have a 2000 TA A4 with 3.23. I drive my car mostly in stop and go traffic, with a 15 mile stretch of highway to get there, and drive it for fun. I average 19 - 21mpg. The lowest I've gotten is 18.5mpg. I don't see how some people get 10mpg with a mostly stock car.

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    1999 z28, a4, 30,000 on rebuilt transmission, i average 18.5 mpg majority all stop lights, with ac pretty much always on, average speed on highway is 65, street is 50mph, i fill up every 5-6 days, $37-43 a fill up gas here is $2.99-3.15

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    i'll throw this in for the M6 guys

    in the city i get 17-18 mpg avg speed ~40

    on the highway i've gotten as high as 32 cruzing at about 65-70

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    2004 gto 3200 stall and a heavy foot i still manage to get 20ish on hwy but only like 10- 14 city mainly cuz of the stall but its worth it

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    I have 2 F bodies, one 6 speed and one auto you can use for comparison.
    My 6 speed easily gets 21 mpg driving around town with alot of stop and go. Just got back from a 600 mile round trip,,,Cinci to Flint, Michgan,,,cruising at 80-85 mph most of the way with the A/C on and got right on 26 mpg both ways. This car is a bone stocker and still has the factory 3.42 gears that all 6 speeds come with. At 80 mph it only turns 2,000 rpms,,,at 85 mph it is turning 2,100 rpms. May even pick up another 1-2 mpg if I slowed down a little,,,70 mph is only 1,800 rpms,,,,but I was also trying to make some time.

    My automatic has factory issue 3.23 gears, which were an option,,,(standard was 2.73),,,so those cars may vary a little in mpg.
    Anyway, this car is also a stocker,,,and consistently gets 20 mpg driving around the same town I drive the 6 speed car. I have not yet had this car on a long highway cruise so I cannot comment on the MPG but I will say I don't believe it will be as good as my 6 speed car, simply because the cruising rpm is about 400 rpms higher at the same MPH as my 6 speed car due to not having as much overdrive ratio in the trans. So I would assume it may pickup 2-3 mpg from what it gets in the city but I don't think it will get 26 or better.

    2,000 rpms in the automatic (.70 overdrive) car and 3.23 gears is only 65 mph compared to 2,000 rpms and 80 mph in the 6 speed (.50 overdrive) so in order to match the mph I have to spin the auto car a little tighter,,,Hope that helps.

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    Thanks for the info!

    I get 16.5 mpg in my Jeep, so either way I'll be saving alot.

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    not good with math but how many miles for a full tank

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    I get a little over 300 miles per tank. The most I've gotten is 340, I was running on fumes then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 980birds View Post
    I get a little over 300 miles per tank. The most I've gotten is 340, I was running on fumes then.
    These have a 16.8 gallon tank, right?

    Not bad. I get about 330 if I really stretch it in my Jeep, and that sucker has a 23 gallon tank.

    That's how I rationalize it...these things are economy cars compared to that. My other DD that just died was a '98 Olds 88, that thing was a freak, it got 28mpg regularly. Of course it was big and slow and no fun to drive, so I'll give up a few mpg for a car I actually enjoy driving/looking at/being seen in.

    I've decided not to be too fussy about transmissions, there are positives and nagatives to both for me. I'm just going to get whichever car is the best deal, whether it's a M6 or A4.


    I just found another car I want to look at, this one's an M6. So we'll see, it's basically a coin toss at this point.

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    i have a 14 gallon tank and I know that i average 250miles per tank if that helps but i used to average 280 miles and i just did a fresh tune up so we'll see if that helps

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    there 14 in 1999???

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    98 A4 TA with 3.23s....city i usually hit around 17 highway done as much as 22 (when i first got my car my first tank of gas was 9mpg! that was a lot of "take me for a ride! rides) since then i'm what you would call a mild driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    there 14 in 1999???
    They are all 20 gallon as far as I know

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    When I had nothing but a few bolt ons and stock rearend (2.73) in my Z I averaged high 20's driving my car back and forth to work (115+ miles daily). Thats with average cruise speed of about 75 on the highway (90% of the drive) with a few redlight stops when I got close to work. I'm the type that is "always" in front leaving the light and I'm quick to ablige any who ask me to hit it , so the stoplight action for me usually dropped what would have other wise been 30 mpg and usually cost me 10$ a day.

    Now with current mods it takes about 15$ (gas at 3.00 AVG) to get to work and back unless I play with it (which happens quite a bit now) when I mash it now I can actually watch a 1/4 tank evaporate within a short distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    They are all 20 gallon as far as I know
    I have filled my up when the check gauges light came on and I couldnt even come close to 20 gallons. it was more around 13. So I could see mine being 14 gallons also.

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    The capacity of the fuel tank is 16.8 gallons
    To prevent running dry & frying the fuel pump, the fuel light comes on early to leave you with a couple of gallons.
    This is why you usually will pump only 14 into the tank

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    1999 A4 with lid, fernco, Ported TB, LM1, Predator Tune. I have gotten close to 30 on straight highway driving. And as low as 14 when i am just beating the hell out of it all weekend running around with my buddies. I average high teens when i stay out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StuntmanMike View Post
    Yup, another mpg thread.

    I just spent close to an hour going through the search, I did find other threads, but they weren't very specific. I'm finding results from 9mpg to 35mpg.

    I'm specifically interested A4's here.

    What I'd like to know is;

    What mpg are you getting, of course,

    but more specifically,

    What driving conditions? (stop and go city, highway, rural roads, etc)

    A4, or M6?

    Rear gear (if known)

    model (T/A, Z28, WS6, SS)

    driving style (drive to have fun, or drive for economy?)

    average cruising speed

    Thanks alot!

    Reason I ask:

    I'm looking for a '00 A4 Camaro SS. I drive conservatively, I learned to do that once I started my 60 mile commute with my 16mpg Jeep. I average about 60-65mph, and my drive consists of about 10 miles of two lane rural roads with about 5 lights, and then about 20miles of highway. I'm just wondering what kind of mileage I can expect to attain, as being able to guestimate that will be able to help me better budget for the car.

    I WILL go to the track, and I WILL get on it, but that will be on the weekends. During the week I'll be trying to get the best mileage possible.
    98 trans am, 2.73s A4 highway id say.... 14mpg doin about 75-80 yea that sounds about right, city driving maybe 10mpg

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    I get 15 mpg, and I drive my car pretty hard. I love accelerating, so I'm quite the leadfoot. the 15 mpg was a mix of freeway and city driving, but mostly in the city. I'm sure I could increase the mpg if I drove a little easier, but I'm young and having fun.

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