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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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Question better fuel economy!!!!!

ok, so i have a g6 gt convertible with the LX9 engine.
i get 18/19 mpg and has been like this for about a year now!!!! is this normal.
how can i get better fuel economy????

ps. i don't even use airconditioning!!!!!

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use cleaner fuel, like 91 or up
scheduled maintainence to keep the engine in good health
get the crabs, that will help you increase around 1 mpg
drive gently, try to avoild floor gas or sudden brake
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Almost as bad as the Jeep it replaced. Motherf$%^#@g cities in this area intentionally program the lights to slow people down (most roads in the heavily-populated city are 45-55 MPH limits). My 1-3/8 mile commute to work on 55MPH-rated roads takes 9 minutes average.

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ok, so i have a g6 gt convertible with the LX9 engine.
i get 18/19 mpg and has been like this for about a year now!!!! is this normal.
how can i get better fuel economy????

ps. i don't even use airconditioning!!!!!
Tire pressure. If you often drive on the highway with the windows down then wind resistance plays a bigger role in mpg than the A/C.
IMO, keeping your car tuned, clean filters and tire pressure works best. Oh, something my wife hasn't learned, kept the car clean and as empty as possible.



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well that explains it, i live on an island in the Caribbean called Curacao so ther's basicly no straight roads because ther's alot of hills.
so i wouldn't call tho's highways.

btw. good point about the wind resistance i didn't even tought about that, so it prob wouldn't make much of a diffrence with AC on !!!!

thanks for all the replys !!!!!

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i live on an island in the Caribbean called Curacao
Cool. I'll drop by for a visit next January 2, we can swap G6 stories.

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I didnt know you had a vert!! Sweeeet!!!

What app is that Matt?

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What app is that Matt?
Road Trip LE. There's also a paid version that has many more features (trim your MPG for tire size for example).

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