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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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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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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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S8ER99 said:
Yeah, well you come climb your happy ass in a car that warmed up for one minute is sub zero temps and tell me how comfy you are ;)

Its still cold after the first full cycle.
I do since I have lived in MN for most of my life. I know what it is like to get in a cold car. The sooner you get driving the faster it is going to get warmed up. And yes, 1 minute is enough time for your car. My G6 warms up a lot faster than my Tahoe did. Obvious enough reason right there.


My G6 is now averaging 28 MPG :D I filled up one night after work and was getting 31 on the way home :eek: I can't wait until it warms up so I don't have to use the auto start and sit there waiting for it to warm up (just not 20 min like some of you) so I can get better gas mileage than what I am now.

EDIT: BTW, what kind of gas is everyone using. I don't mean what octane since it takes regular 87 (or whatever your state has for the lowest octane). But from what gas station? I use nothing but Quicktrip gas. Becuase it is a "Top Tier" gasoline and is 100% guaranteed meaning if I ever have a fuel related problem with any of my vehicles (using QT gas) they solve the problem. BMW, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota all approve this Top Tier gas because the minimum amount of additives required by the EPA just isn't enough for them.
http://www.quiktrip.com/gasoline/TopTier.asp
Some of the other links on the left have more.

Other top tier gas stations include: Chevron, Conoco, Phillips 76, Shell, and Entec. I am suprised Mobil isn't on there yet
http://www.toptiergas.com/
 
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