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Redlines are cooooool, congrats!
 

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Welcome back! We're gonna need some pictures of that beast.
 

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Started my car with the mychev app this morning it was 18 degrees, the rear window was defrosted and the seats were warm, I am really loving the new technology over my gen 1.
I didn't even miss ya ..yeah I 'm loven me new tech too .
 

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32mpg Highway so far, not the 40mpg I was hoping for....sure hope this get's better once the enging is broken in?
Or when you quit running the engine before you get in the car...that's kind of the opposite of stopping the engine at red lights to save fuel.

Also, Premier RS owners seem to report significantly lower MPG, I suspect that might happen with the Redline's 18" wheels too.
 

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Also, Premier RS owners seem to report significantly lower MPG, I suspect that might happen with the Redline's 18" wheels too.

29/39 revised 2017 estimates seem spot-on to me. I've gotten up to 42 hwy, but I am usually doing 70+.

Yes, extended warm-up times or remote starting the car before leaving is throwing away gas.
 

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29/39 revised 2017 estimates seem spot-on to me. I've gotten up to 42 hwy, but I am usually doing 70+.

Yes, extended warm-up times or remote starting the car before leaving is throwing away gas.
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Yes I was a little worried about the 18 inch wheels being to heavy and lowering my mpg's, but I guess in the back of my mind I thought I could beat EPA despite that.

I guess we will see. I think I did better on my commute this morning, probably averaged 35mpg (just guessing) it's hard to get good mileage will breaking in the engine as you always have to be changing speeds.

Thanks for the suggestion on not warming the car up soooo much in the morning. That does make a big difference.
 

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Aren't the '17s still on sale? You could have saved a bunch of $$$ on gas and a 17.
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Yes they certainly are. I leased this car so it ended up being a better deal to lease an 18 (0.5%) over the 17 (8.99%) plus I got an extra $4,000 off the 18 so I feel like I did pretty good. I just couldn't bring myself to get a LT with the 16 inch rims, so I knew I was getting the Redline or nothing. I am in Sales so it's all a tax write-off anyways, doesn't hurt me if I have to spend a bit extra on gas.

No matter what I end up getting for Mpg in the end it will still be better than the 14mpg Highway I was getting on my 2500 6 liter.
 

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Yes I was a little worried about the 18 inch wheels being to heavy and lowering my mpg's, but I guess in the back of my mind I thought I could beat EPA despite that.
I notice about a 3 MPG hit compared to a LT w/ 16"s I had as a rental for a while.

I'll live with it - the handling on the 18"s - as well as the visual improvement to the appearance of the car - is much better with the 18"s on it. The Michelins are LOUD, though.

I have seen up to 46 MPG for extended periods on 55-60 MPH US highways. Go beyond 70 MPH and it drops to 39-40.
 

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I notice about a 3 MPG hit compared to a LT w/ 16"s I had as a rental for a while.

I'll live with it - the handling on the 18"s - as well as the visual improvement to the appearance of the car - is much better with the 18"s on it. The Michelins are LOUD, though.

I have seen up to 46 MPG for extended periods on 55-60 MPH US highways. Go beyond 70 MPH and it drops to 39-40.
I did notice that this morning that at 55mph I was doing really well, like mid 40's anything above that and I started dipping down to low 30's mpg. I know once the engine get's broken in it will improve, but I may just have to drive around at 58mph (I remember that being the sweet spot on my Eco) and I will be able to get my 40mpg I am looking for.

Here's to hoping,
 

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I did notice that this morning that at 55mph I was doing really well, like mid 40's anything above that and I started dipping down to low 30's mpg. I know once the engine get's broken in it will improve, but I may just have to drive around at 58mph (I remember that being the sweet spot on my Eco) and I will be able to get my 40mpg I am looking for.

Here's to hoping,
My MPG has dropped recently from winter gas or the cold, but I think my right foot is to blame for it too. The car is just plain more fun in cool weather :D
 

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Average 41+mpg on my commute yesterday and today. Have to drive at 59mph but it's working really well at that speed 50mpg's or better.

I think I am going to be happy and the mpg's has certainly gotten better as the engine has been broken in.
 
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