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EPA Estimates are 24 City and 32 highway. I have pretty much 100% city driving, but I'm averaging about 19 MPG -- without driving the car too hard. Is this normal? I also have less that 1000 miles on it still, so maybe mileage will improve somewhat over time. Anyone else with this mileage? It does hurt somewhat when 92 octane in Seattle is $2.85.
 

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Well, as you know the estimated mpg's are always artificially inflated somewhat to make the car look better. However, if I drive semi aggresively I get about 18 to 19, and if I drive conservatively then I get about 20-22. I live in a small city compared to seatle so maybe my mpg's are higher because not all of my driving is done at stoplights and traffic jams.
 

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Our city mileage ('03 sedan) is low too, but highway is 32 or above. Taking it really easy makes things better, but that's hard to do in the city because traffic lights are designed to punish people who go the speed limit.
 

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i have the same problem......it "claims" 32 mpg highway

most of my driving is non-pushed, cruise-controlled highway driving, and i BARELY get 25mpg......
 

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My 2004 C240 will average 31 mpg on the highway, when I keep it around 65 to 70. This is with larger wheels & tires -- 255s on the rear. Around town, its about 22 mpg. 2000 C230 is much better. I get over 30 mpg commuting on secondary roads.
 

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I have a 2004.5 C230 so it's only rated for 30mpg hwy, not 32 like the more modern C230s'. I average 25+ per tankful of mixed driving. Just driving to work, about 22 miles, I consistently get 30+ with 33+ if there's no traffic and I can go 75-80mph. The best I've gotten was 35 on a 80 mile each way trip with 5 people in the car. I love this car, it's been great.
 

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Buellwinkle - 5/29/2005 11:49 PM

I have a 2004.5 C230 so it's only rated for 30mpg hwy, not 32 like the more modern C230s'. I average 25+ per tankful of mixed driving. Just driving to work, about 22 miles, I consistently get 30+ with 33+ if there's no traffic and I can go 75-80mph. The best I've gotten was 35 on a 80 mile each way trip with 5 people in the car. I love this car, it's been great.
My 2004 C230 is about the same but slightly higher.. Around 28 to 29 +/- average city, and 31 to33 on highway. The best i've gotten yet is 34 on a 983 mile hike between Tx and Ga. I am also in love.. No mileage complaints here.....
 

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wow guys...i wish i can be "happy" with my mileage too..but oh well......

btw, what is the DIFFERENCE in a 2004.5 and a 2005?
 

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tresean1 - 5/30/2005 10:00 AM

btw, what is the DIFFERENCE in a 2004.5 and a 2005?
The 2005 gets 24/32 mpg and the 2004.5 gets 22/30 mpg so I would expect 2 mpg better on the 2005. According to the EPA, the 2005 is about $100 cheaper to operate. Unfortunately for you and good for me, the opposite is true.

BTW, the HP/Torque and gear ratios have remained the same between the 2 years. This has been discussed a few times before on other forums.
 

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Buellwinkle - 5/30/2005 11:04 AM

The 2005 gets 24/32 mpg and the 2004.5 gets 22/30 mpg so I would expect 2 mpg better on the 2005. According to the EPA, the 2005 is about $100 cheaper to operate. Unfortunately for you and good for me, the opposite is true.

BTW, the HP/Torque and gear ratios have remained the same between the 2 years. This has been discussed a few times before on other forums.
well...i meant: how are they different cosmetically (exterior and interior)?
 

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I just recently finished my first full tank and got a solid 26 mpg on city/highway driving. 90% is city traffic and bumper to bumper on the highway. The other 10% is the occasional free flowing highway. I haven't pushed my car yet. Still in the break in period.
 

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I just drove up to northern wisconsin, from Chicago. I was averaging about 65 mph, and get any where from 30-35 mpg. I say that is pretty good.
 

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tresean1 - 5/30/2005 12:17 PM
well...i meant: how are they different cosmetically (exterior and interior)?
The bumpers, mirror lights are different, tailights are very slightly different, and the interior (console, instrument cluster, seats) are different. I could have gotten a 2005 but I wanted the free maintenance the 2004.5 offered as well as the price, I paid $25K for the 2004.5 with sunroof and metalic paint.
 

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wow--thats like a savings of 10K.......well i missed out on that deal
 

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im driving randomly because im testing the car out so im doing 32 miles per gallon... i have 2000 miles on it in a span of a month and some days.. im really driving this car i love it alot lol
 

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Just got back from a trip to Reno. Averaged 33.7 on the way up and 34.2 on the way back i covered 330 miles each way.
Fuel in Monterey CA is at 2.78 per gal. and Reno it was 2.65
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