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Old 20 Oct 2004, 07:53 pm
John Smith
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Default 2004 Civic EX Fuel Economy

I have a new '04 Civic EX 2 door with auto transmission. The alleged
fuel consumption numbers are 31mpg city and 38mpg highway. I do about 40
percent highway to 60 percent city driving. So far, for 2 tanksfull of
gas, I have hovered between 28 and 29 mpg average. This seems a bit low
to me...I was expecting 33 to 35 mpg on average. What do other Civic EX
owners get? Should I get bettter fuel economy when the car has been run
in, or do I have heavy right foot?

John S
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Old 21 Oct 2004, 07:49 am
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Default Re: 2004 Civic EX Fuel Economy


"John Smith" <johnsmi56n@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a new '04 Civic EX 2 door with auto transmission. The alleged
> fuel consumption numbers are 31mpg city and 38mpg highway. I do about 40
> percent highway to 60 percent city driving. So far, for 2 tanksfull of
> gas, I have hovered between 28 and 29 mpg average. This seems a bit low
> to me...I was expecting 33 to 35 mpg on average. What do other Civic EX
> owners get? Should I get bettter fuel economy when the car has been run
> in, or do I have heavy right foot?


Two tanks of fuel are not enough to judge your fuel mileage. Wait until you
have at least a couple of thousand kilometres or miles on the vehicle, then
watch your fuel consumption. Pay attention to your driving style, a light
foot is going to reap better fuel mileage than a heavy one. Also, looking
far enough down the road in front of you, allows you to ease up and not use
the brakes thus saving fuel, when getting back up to speed.

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Old 30 Oct 2004, 12:40 pm
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Default Re: 2004 Civic EX Fuel Economy

I have a 2003 Civic EX and get 33mpg highway cruising at 75 mph with the
cruise control on. I switched to 0-30 Mobil 1 and the economy dropped. I
went back to the Honda 5-20 weight oil. Mobil just came out with a 0-20 for
Honda and Toyota to replace regular 5-20 oil.
"John Smith" <johnsmi56n@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a new '04 Civic EX 2 door with auto transmission. The alleged
> fuel consumption numbers are 31mpg city and 38mpg highway. I do about 40
> percent highway to 60 percent city driving. So far, for 2 tanksfull of
> gas, I have hovered between 28 and 29 mpg average. This seems a bit low
> to me...I was expecting 33 to 35 mpg on average. What do other Civic EX
> owners get? Should I get bettter fuel economy when the car has been run
> in, or do I have heavy right foot?
>
> John S



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