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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- 06-21-2008 05:50 PM #1
## 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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- 06-21-2008 05:56 PM #2
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.Rogan o_0

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs... - 06-21-2008 05:59 PM #3
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.Moderator for all public forums

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- 06-21-2008 06:05 PM #4
thanks, i did some searching through past threads and got the info i needed

- 06-21-2008 06:09 PM #5Moderator for all public forums

ScoobyDMC #003 Blobeye Syndicate #10

2004 WRX Sedan PSM 5MT Tactrix Stage 2+ Blouch TD04 19T @ 21 psi

Mods & Pics - 06-21-2008 08:55 PM #6
i want the car to much for the #'s to scare me they are better than i thought.

- 06-22-2008 05:39 AM #7
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.Rogan o_0

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs... - 06-22-2008 06:12 AM #8
- 06-22-2008 06:20 AM #9
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.Last edited by Rogan; 06-22-2008 at 06:22 AM.

Rogan o_0

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs... - 06-22-2008 06:22 AM #10
I use the "A" trip odometer just for mileage calculations.

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ScoobyDMC #003 Blobeye Syndicate #10

2004 WRX Sedan PSM 5MT Tactrix Stage 2+ Blouch TD04 19T @ 21 psi

Mods & Pics - 06-22-2008 06:25 AM #11
same here, bill.. I use "A" for fuel mileage, and "B" for oil changes.

Speaking of which, I need to perform that task today.

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs... - 06-22-2008 08:20 AM #12
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.

If I don't die by Thursday, I'll be roarin Friday night - Jimmy Buffett - 06-22-2008 08:31 AM #13
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.

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs... - 06-22-2008 08:50 AM #14If I don't die by Thursday, I'll be roarin Friday night - Jimmy Buffett
- 06-22-2008 08:58 AM #15
no worries. mine isn't linear, either..

'96 Dodge 2500 CTD @ 40psi - over 700 lb/ft TQ, 7" stack, and 5speed! -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**6-holed hand-shaker - 3850# dual disk - 900 lb/ft -**SOLD****'97 Dodge 3500 CTD DUALLY**built Auto - 40psi boosties - 750 lb/ft -**SOLD****'01 Dodge 2500 CTD**Slobbermatic -**'14 VW CC R-Line 2.0T**6-holed gearbox - 4100mi on it in 2.5yrs...

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