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    WRX question and yes im new

    hello all, i dont actually own a wrx but would like to change that, im looking to get an 02-03 Wrx but with the rising gas prices and I know I would be running 93 octane a.k.a the Expensive gas, how well is the gas mileage realistically?

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    welcome to clubWRX, mate..

    this has actually been discussed multiple time, recently. a quick search would turn up a ton of threads..

    The ballpark consensus is, don't buy one for the 'economy'.

    Seems to be a wide average of 20-30, depending on driving style, mods, and traffic patterns.
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    Greetings and welcome to the club!

    Mileage varies, but 20-22 mixed suburban and 25-27 pure highway (65-80mph) is what I get with Cobb stage 2 (relatively mild mod setup). I think that is quite reasonable for the zoom I get in return.
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    thanks, i did some searching through past threads and got the info i needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by vXGWOODXv View Post
    thanks, i did some searching through past threads and got the info i needed
    Do the numbers scare you off?
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    i want the car to much for the #'s to scare me they are better than i thought.

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    you need a bigger bike, too LOL

    seriously, I'm in the 400hp range, and I still get 25-28mpg. 90% highway speeds, though, for my commute to/from work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    you need a bigger bike, too LOL

    seriously, I'm in the 400hp range, and I still get 25-28mpg. 90% highway speeds, though, for my commute to/from work.
    How are you guys calculating this???? Are you saying that on a 16 gallon tank you can hit 450 miles? I find this very hard to believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    How are you guys calculating this???? Are you saying that on a 16 gallon tank you can hit 450 miles? I find this very hard to believe.
    the mathematics aren't that hard, man..
    I fill up the tank.
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 330mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 13gallons)
    I divide 330miles by 13 gallons
    I get: 25.4mpg
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 345mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 12.8 gallons)
    I divide 345miles by 12.8 gallons
    I get: 26.9 mpg
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 337mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 11.7gallons)
    I divide 337miles by 11.7 gallons
    I get: 28.8 mpg

    ...and so on.

    So if' I'm getting 320-330mi on 3/4 tank, I think 440-450 mi on complete empty is possible, given the "average" of 110-115miles per 1/4 tank that I normally get.

    However, I'll never intentionally run my tank that low.
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    I use the "A" trip odometer just for mileage calculations.
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    same here, bill.. I use "A" for fuel mileage, and "B" for oil changes.

    Speaking of which, I need to perform that task today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    the mathematics aren't that hard, man..
    I fill up the tank.
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 330mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 13gallons)
    I divide 330miles by 13 gallons
    I get: 25.4mpg
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 345mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 12.8 gallons)
    I divide 345miles by 12.8 gallons
    I get: 26.9 mpg
    I reset the odometer (trip)
    I drive until I have 1/4 tank or so left.
    I fill up again
    I look at the odometer (i.e. 337mi)
    I look at how much I just put in (i.e. 11.7gallons)
    I divide 337miles by 11.7 gallons
    I get: 28.8 mpg

    ...and so on.

    So if' I'm getting 320-330mi on 3/4 tank, I think 440-450 mi on complete empty is possible, given the "average" of 110-115miles per 1/4 tank that I normally get.

    However, I'll never intentionally run my tank that low.
    Now I understand - your experiment is flawed (at least it would be on my car). I get to just about 250 miles with 1/2 tank, then, in less than 40 miles, I am at 1/4 tank. My tank's fuel measurement is most certainly not linear. I get 140 miles on the first 1/4 tanks, 90-100 miles on the second, 50-70, and under 50 for the last tank. I have an 07 model.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjboudreaux77 View Post
    Now I understand - your experiment is flawed (at least it would be on my car). I get to just about 250 miles with 1/2 tank, then, in less than 40 miles, I am at 1/4 tank. My tank's fuel measurement is most certainly not linear. I get 140 miles on the first 1/4 tanks, 90-100 miles on the second, 50-70, and under 50 for the last tank. I have an 07 model.
    it's not flawed, by any means. gallons in divided by mileage traveled is basic math. I've went about 380-400 before the fuel light came on, on a highway trip.. so given I've got a gallon or so left, when the light comes on, that's still ~30mi..

    again, i commonly fill up at 1/4 tank remaining, and thats always about 320-350mi traveled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    it's not flawed, by any means. gallons in divided by mileage traveled is basic math. I've went about 380-400 before the fuel light came on, on a highway trip.. so given I've got a gallon or so left, when the light comes on, that's still ~30mi..

    again, i commonly fill up at 1/4 tank remaining, and thats always about 320-350mi traveled.
    I poorly worded my point... On my car - a 1/4 tank measurement on the needle does not lead to 1/4 of the total miles I can drive on a tank. As I said, the first 1/4 tank gets me 140 miles, the last 1/4 only about 50.
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    no worries. mine isn't linear, either..
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