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    MPG? Is it as true as the stats?

    Hey all, I'm new to the board and will be buying a WRX very soon. I was wondering if the quoted MPG from Subaru is as true as they say? What MPG are you all getting?

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    I've found the average MPG is actually less under most circumstances than what Subaru advertises. ymmv
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    It all depends on driving habbits.

    I can average 33 mpg all highway no boost and 28 mpg city by never going over 3500 rpms.

    Now when you drive the car like it is meant to be driven I have gone as low as 18 mpg.

    So the question is how do you drive, and what mileage do you want?
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    As previousely stated.....it all depends on how you drive....but I generally get what subaru advertises....
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    I've set up a webpage to track Subaru MPG for various cars/mods/etc. Check it out for yourself here:

    http://www.justintubbs.com/WRX/

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    I vary between 20 and 26 mpg.

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    I usually get 20-22 everyday and 28-30 on highway trips. The lowest I've seen is high teens and FWIW it seems that I get better gas mileage with TXS stage 2.

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    dang I only get like 15 mpg probably because I am Cobb Stage 2. I am running at 16 psi. I think I am going to set it at the high mpg map.

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    I average 23-25 mpg with lots of highway miles. I have had as much as 27mpg once, but never below 20.

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    Is anyone else as obsessive about tracking gas mileage as me? I have it in an Excel spreadsheet. Here's one of the charts. The date range is October 5, 2004 to January 10, 2005. The highest spike is after a trip back from upstate NY and the lowest spike is during the holiday shopping season.
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    I've never really had below 24mpg, even with almost all city. If I go out on the highway a lot, I can get 27 or so mpg pretty easily. So I guess I'd say my city mileage is better than advertised but highway mileage is about the same as advertised.
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    Great, thanks for all the info. Trying to decide between Wrx and a Mazda RX8...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edpaek
    Great, thanks for all the info. Trying to decide between Wrx and a Mazda RX8...
    There are profound differences between those cars that have nothing to go with gas mileage. I would make that your last consideration if you're getting a performance car.

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    as low as 17mpg all the way up to 25 on the highway

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    I'm anywhere from 20-24, 95% city driving on Cobb Stage 2.

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