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Old 06-01-2010, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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What's your Chicago City MPG on the vehicles you drive?

Me, I got a 1999 Honda Civic HX M/T that's the 2nd most fuel efficient nonhybrid Honda you can buy. Straight hwy at 70 mph it gets 48 to 51.2 mpg. But in Chicago city driving I'm averaging 28 to 30 mpg city tanks. My 1999 Dodge Grand Caravan gets me 12 to 17 mpg city.

In Houston I'd get 42 to 45 mpg city tanks because Houston does not have as many stop n go lights as Chicago.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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what's your chicago city mpg on the vehicles you drive?

Me, i got a 1999 honda civic hx m/t that's the 2nd most fuel efficient nonhybrid honda you can buy. Straight hwy at 70 mph it gets 48 to 51.2 mpg. But in chicago city driving i'm averaging 28 to 30 mpg city tanks. My 1999 dodge grand caravan gets me 12 to 17 mpg city.

In houston i'd get 42 to 45 mpg city tanks because houston does not have as many stop n go lights as chicago.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Andersonville, Chicago
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I get around 15 or so. I drive a 5 M/T WRX.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:39 AM
 
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Around 10 in a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (5.7L). 17 in a 2000 Mercury Cougar (V6)
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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I drive a 2009 Acrua TL, I am currently averaging 19 mpg's
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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I drive a 2009 Acrua TL, I am currently averaging 19 mpg's
I'm shocked you don't drive a '91 Prelude.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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I get about 20 mpg city with my turbo four. And just over 30 mpg highway if I stick to about 70 mph.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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I'm shocked you don't drive a '91 Prelude.
haha...when I was a senior in high school (circa 2001) that was the car I drove, just always used that as my online Moniker
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Chicago - Logan Square
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If I don't take a road trip I fill the tank in my 2002 Volvo wagon about once every 5 weeks. That probably puts it at around 15-20 MPG in the city. On road trips it gets about 27 MPG on the highway.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Tri-Taylor
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Almost 28 MPG with an Acura RSX Type-S (M/T). Best city MPG car I've ever had, even better than a much slower Civic EX I once owned, for some reason. We also have a more thirsty Mercedes C32 AMG (A/T) that can only manage about 17 MPG around here, though it at least wins every stop light GP and lane merge battle!
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