Took my first roadtrip last summer in my 2012 Eco with a stick shift from Chicago to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Warm, no wind, full tires. Avg speed between 55 mph and 60 mph...got 52.2 mpg. It was a slow drive, but I was in no hurry. In the summer I can get the Cruze about 42 mpg in the city, as long as I don't get stuck behind a train or in a traffic jam.
Used to have a 2006 Honda Insight and got used to hypermileing that baby.
Don't rely on the cruise control. You can see the road and anticipate the power you need better, as cruise control only reacts to things that have already happened. It takes a lot of practice but you can do it. Those dashboard computer monitors are a huge help.
I just moved, speed limit on new commute is 70, I use cruise control, but my mpg seems to be dropping. My old commute was 65 but I drove 62-64.
Last edited by OnlyTaurus; 03-12-2013 at 07:30 PM.
2012 Cruze LTZ w/ Nav & Cashmere Int. 700+ Mile Club
Mods- Trifecta tuned, K&N Short Ram, ZZP Downpipe, ZZP Midpipe, H&R springs, Eco Front Air Dam, Painted Factory 18's, Painted Calipers, Big 3 kit, Boost gauge in Column Pod, Ultra-Gauge, 3K HID's, 3K fogs, Vinyl Bowties, Debadged, Intake reso delete, Autolite Coppers to .028, 41 psi in tires, Amsoil in the Tranny
Anyone notice my fuelly? I had one surprise tank of shell premium and got possibly the best mileage yet. I'm nearing the end of the third tank of exxon 93 octane "top tier" gas, not looking so good.
Yeah, I'll try exxon another tank or 2 before trying shell again.
People who complain about mileage should be willing to answer a standard, simple questionnaire about their commute, tire pressures, trip lengths, speeds, weather conditions, etc. so that we have some baseline information established.
Without that and w/o a useful dialogue (e.g. that's normal for your conditions, that's abnormal, check this, check that, try this, try that, etc.) we're just flying blind and the complainer may get nowhere. For all we know, they're sitting warming up their car for 15 minutes, idling in long drive-thru lines, have underinflated tires, changed to tires w/much higher rolling resistance, have stuff on the roof, accelerate to red lights, etc.
Last edited by cwerdna; 03-15-2013 at 09:12 PM.