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    Newbie here

    I look forward to learning a lot on this forum. I don't have much to contribute, I'm new to Subbies and turbo cars, was a corvette owner. It was a great car but my commute takes me north to the snow. I traded the Vette for this WRX just couldn't bear another winter lol.
    I excepted that fact that my fuel mileage is going to suffer a bit (31 mpg in vette) and only 24 mpg in the WRX so far, but there's some give and take. I do know that I'll be happy when it's pouring down rain, and snowing on my way to work this winter





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    FWIW, if you do baby the car on the highway and go the speed limit, you can get vastly improved MPG, just as in any other car. As an example, I usually cruise at 70 on the highway to keep with flow of traffic and average around 26.1 highway. BUT, when I drop it to 65, I've been able to get 29 highway. I think you made a great choice.
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    I didn't think I had my foot that far into it but since I got the car (3700ish miles on ODO B) I've average 20.7 MPG.
    I took my own calcs for about a half dozen tanks are this proved to be pretty close to what I am getting by hand (miles driven/gallons input).

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    Welcome. Hope you enjoy it when the snow comes!

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    How the hell did you get 31 mpgs in a Vette? Were you missinf 4 cylinders or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    How the hell did you get 31 mpgs in a Vette? Were you missinf 4 cylinders or something?

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    I installed Callaway Honker (CAI) and Billy Boat catback, those 2 items opened it up pretty well. Before that it was 28 ish

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    BB CBEs sound like pure sex on a Vette. Vids now please
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