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I'm getting around 21 in town and about 33 on the hwy, with gas here in NC at 190 a gallon, I sure enjoy the mileage the G6 gets, wonder if a K&N air filter and synthetic oil would improve on these numbers?
 

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Average mileage is very good.

I average around 25.5 - 26.0 MPG so far. I drive around a 30 mile round trip to work everday that is mostly highway but it is still over a mixed loop. This counts sitting in Houston rush hour traffic both ways. The worst mileage so far was over the Christmas holidays @ 22.5 MPG and that was in holiday traffic running around near the house. I haven't had the chance to make a road trip in it yet but I could see getting near 30.0 MPG.

You guys must have your foot in it. :bolt: :D
 

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24.5 MPG since my wife has been driving it. When I was driving it was around 20-21.

And I drive more on highway that she does :rolleyes:
 

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I get 25 to 26 on the highway everyday on a 50 mile round trip back and forth between home and school.. home and work.. and in the city driving i get about 14 to 18 depending on traffic levels and acceleration.. when driving fast i feel like when the speedometer goes up i can see the fuel guage go down haha.. but w/e.. it's life
 

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I am going on a 500 mile drive monday, I'll let everyone know how she does, I'm guessing arounf 32 hwy....and it's going to be nice and cold, so the heated seats will be really nice
 

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Ok...during my 500 mile drive I averaged 28.6 at 55mph and at 75 mph I got 25.8.....not bad at all....very comfortable drive, no problems
 

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I am averaging right around 26 on the highway and in the city. It is a 32 miles roundtrip for me with both highway and city (if you can even call it city traffic). I got 29 after filling up one time. But the next morning I went out to start it and had to chip away at 1/4 inch of ice before I could drive. So it went back down to 24.
 

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Wait..you know I probably figured out my awesome gas mileage.. I use the remote start every single day (multiple times) and the car usually sits and warms up for ~15mins if not longer.
 

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S8ER99 said:
Wait..you know I probably figured out my awesome gas mileage.. I use the remote start every single day (multiple times) and the car usually sits and warms up for ~15mins if not longer.
Wait a minute...The manual as well as my dealer told me the remote start will run "about" 10 minutes before shutting off. How are you getting >15 minutes then? Is there a way of changing the setting. I know on my old '97 Tahoe with a Prestige aftermarket alarm/autostart I could change the setting from 10, 15, 20, or 30 minutes. I could even set it to automatically start and run for that time period every 2 hours with touching a button. I never used it, but would come in handy on those -30 nights to let it run and warm up every few hours.
 

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Stabbin_G6 said:
...The manual as well as my dealer told me the remote start will run "about" 10 minutes before shutting off.
Actually the manual says
G6 Owner Manual said:
The remote start feature provides two separate starts,
each with 10 minutes of engine running. Or it provides
one start with 10 minutes of engine running, which
can be extended by 10 more minutes. Once two starts
have been provided, the ignition switch must be
cycled to on and then off, to get two more remote starts.
This means if you time it exactly you can use the 2 remote "starts" to get a total of almost 20 minutes engine run time. When you perform the 2nd remote "start" you basically reset the timer to 10 minutes.
 

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Filled up last night, on the way home I was getting 31 mpg :eek: on my G6 GT :D and it was 12 degrees. It won't last though because I let my car warm up which kills that 31. I still have been averaging 26 though :D No complaints here.
 

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e2helper said:
Actually the manual says

This means if you time it exactly you can use the 2 remote "starts" to get a total of almost 20 minutes engine run time. When you perform the 2nd remote "start" you basically reset the timer to 10 minutes.
Ok, but that is not a continuous run. After the first 10 minutes is up it shuts off, then you start it again. Am I reading this right?

Honestly, when it is cold out you only need to let your car warm up for 1 minute. Then it is safe to drive, but just go easy on it until the engine and tranny warms up. Anything over 1 minute is overkill IMO and can do more damage than not if left sitting idle for say 10 minutes or so.
 

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Stabbin_G6 said:
Ok, but that is not a continuous run. After the first 10 minutes is up it shuts off, then you start it again. Am I reading this right?
It can be continuous if you are careful.

Do a remote start (Press Lock and then Press and Hold Remote Start button)

After almost 10 minutes are up, repeat first step

As long as you do this before the first 10 minute timer expires the vehicle will continue to run for another 10 minutes.

You cannot extend remote start running beyond 2 cycles without inserting key into ignition switch and turning to RUN.
 

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It will vary dramatically across the seasons!

Here is an example of my Honda Civic. In the summer I get ~ 9 L/100km. In the witner it takes up to 12 L/100km (It shows the number of litres used to drive 100km. I have tracked every fill up since I got the car!). For my Windstar it ranges from 12 l/100km up to 18l/100 km in the winter!
 
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