Your Rig Mileage?

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  1. Porter

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    2006 Honda Civic 46 mpg = Hwy, 28-30 in stop and go city traffic. Horrible bad weather vehicle.

    Are those 99 explorers V6's? Mine is a V8 and I get 19-20 Hwy, 12-13 in City.
     
  2. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    1970 toyota landcruiser, original straight six engine, 8-14 mpg, the old beast likes her gas ,but then thats just the price for driving vintage 4x4's, cool cost money !!
     
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  4. oldskool

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    1990 Nissan Sentra 216K miles, 37 mpg - SMELLS LIKE STEELHEAD INSIDE! :thumb:
     
  5. Gary Thompson

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    I drive like a little old woman.
    I didn't mean to demean little old women.
    I like to feel the power like anyone else, but damn it costs.
    When I first bought that F250 I was getting like 14 mpg then my friend told me the secret.
    Keep the rpm under 2000.
    Oldskool: that is one sweet smelling Nissan
     
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  7. Steve Saville

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    '06 Ford f-150 with a 5.4 Liter V-8 gets 20+ on the road consistently and about 15 in town.
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    There are some interesting numbers here. I used to have a F150 Ford 1990 with a straight 6. I loved that truck. It consistently made 16 around town and local driving with 18 on the highway. You would think after 20 stinking years gone by that Ford and everyone else could improve on that and hit the 30 mpg mark.... I'm waiting. I am still interested in hearing more, particularly more towing packages with guys towing trailers or campers.
     
  9. troutramp

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    1986 toyota land cruiser strait 6 186k I get 12-14 in town and not usually betterthan that on the highway maybe 15-16 but I dont have to tow a trailer I just lay down the back seat.
     
  10. hikepat

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    2001 Dodge Dakota 140,000 miles or so. 12 miles per gal towing freeway be it towing sled trailer or 18 foot fishing boatl. Normal driving is between 13.5 to 14.5 miles per gallon.
    While truck is bad it pales next to our 24 foot cruiser Bayliner we also take out fishing which gets 3 gallons per hour if I stay out of 4 barrel. Went through 150 gallons of fuel in just 9 days at one point this summer. Normal weekend is between 20-30 galloons of marine grade fuel. The boat makes the truck gas seem cheap.
    Marine grade fuel in case you do not know has no ethonal in it. If running ethonal I get about 30% less milage out of each gallon of fuel.
    To save money on fuel cost I drive a Sentra any time I can including to work and for day trips fishing when wade fishing.
     
  11. Josh Smestad

    Josh Smestad aka Mtnwkr

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    91 toyota truck, 4x4 v6 5spd, 16 city 22 freeway if I keep it around 60mph. Tows my little aluminum boat fine but I wouldn't want to tow much more than that!

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  12. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Oh, I think the technology is there and has been for a while. But I also believe in the conspiracy theory that big oil wields much power and influence: they won't sell as much fuel if the auto makers allow their engines to do what they're capable of doing so big oil frowns upon things like increased engine efficiency. Look what aftermarket chips can do to horsepower/torque and MPG numbers- that tells you that the manufacturers could be doing a lot better with their factory motors. Why aren't they? Conspiracy theory.
     
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    Toyota 4Runner that averages 18. When I tow my boat it settles in at 15.
     
  14. Kirk Singleton

    Kirk Singleton Capt Kirk

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    08 Suburban. 15 mpg.
    uphill, downhill, towing, empty, summer, winter A/C on or off...just 15.
     
  15. stewart dee

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    My Phantom Bentley is only 6 to 8 mpg. but I like to look the part while driving riverside with rod towers.
     
  16. Peter Pancho

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    98' Toyota 4Runner 20mpg. I'm sure I'd gain another 4-5 miles per gallon if I used "NON-ETHONOL" gas. Come to think of it, I'm gonna put 6 gallons of the "good-stuff non E10" for my outboard come monday.
     
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    DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

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    2000 Honda insight. Does this qualify as a "rig". :) Round trip over the pass to fish Yakima will typically get 65mpg. 70 in summer. Not much room for gear.
     
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    F250 V10: 12-14 mpg, 8-9 mpg towing my trailer
    Subaru outback: 28-30 highway, 26 city + highway
     
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    2000 GMC Jimmy 4DR 4x4 (4.3 V6) - 22-24 hwy; 13-15 in town; when towing 14' Lund 13-15 mpg
    2007 Chevy Silverado 2WD extended cab 5.3 V8 - 14-15 in town; 20 hwy; haven't really checked the mileage when towing, but I'm guessing it's no different from my normal driving mileage.
     
  20. wolverine

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    2005 Nissan Titan 4 dr V-8 4x4. 18 on the hwy, 15 town, 15 towing the whaler, 12 towing the 24' trailer. I don't have a lead foot.

    1997 Dodge Caravan V-6. 377,000 miles. Still gets 20 mpg on the hwy.