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Old 10-06-2015, 10:52 AM   #1
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2015 Corolla "L"

This is my second Corolla. My first was a 2007.
I am very pleased with its overall performance. I did not purchase it to be a hotrod. I purchased it for MPG and reliability. My MPG since purchase has been as follows.
2015 Corolla "L" Manual transmission;
From dealer first full tank and after. The car had 3 miles on it when I purchased it.

482.3 miles, 13.152 gal., 36.67 MPG
226 miles, 4.907 gal., 46.05 MPG
602.6 miles, 11.856 gal., 50.82 MPG
547.1 miles, 10.459 gal., 52.30 MPG
540.2 miles, 11.778 gal., 45.86 MPG
586.9 miles, 12.109 gal., 48.48 MPG
568.2 miles, 12.446 gal., 45.65 MPG
579.2 miles, 12.479 gal., 46.41 MPG
586.1 miles, 11.502 gal., 50.92 MPG
645.6 miles, 11.950 gal., 54.02 MPG

Those are all of my fill-ups. I drive for MPG. I never do an engine warm-up. I just start it and go. I shift at 2000 RPM in all gears. I run 44 lbs in my tires. The tires are rated for a max of 51 lbs but I feel it is too hot here in Texas to put that much in the when cold.

I try and keep it at 55 mph or under although on the interstate I usually run 60 and few times have run 70. I also gage my stops and us engine braking.

I try and run only regular E-0 top tier gas, mostly Conoco. I have experimented with premium but found no benefit.
When I could not find E-0 and had to use E-10 I got around 10% less MPG. The vehicle is now broke in and the MPG seems to be on the rise. Also heavy rain effects the MPG usually a 2to 4 MPG.
I also added a cruise control as the "L" does not come with a cruise. Currently my driving is about 80% highway, and 20% city and I average a little more than 1 tank of gas a month. I have two other vehicles.

Now about its comfort. For a small vehicle it is acceptable. The seat was a little uncomfortable so I added a pad.
The E-brake lever is in a bad place and my leg rests against it causing some discomfort, but not more than I can bare.
So far I am pleased with it for what I purchased it for.
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Old 10-06-2015, 11:21 AM   #2
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Congrats on a car you are so pleased with. You are fortunate to be somewhere with E0. I just got my first Toyota about 3.5 weeks ago. I filled it at 1/2 a tank. I was across the parking lot from a station at $1.819 while across town. Here it's $1.989 and up. So instead of waiting to buy a full tank I filled it and still got 49.4 mpg. That's on E10 so I'm sure it would be well over 50mpg on E0. I'll be going to Austin in a couple of weeks so I'll get to see what it does on a mostly highway drive.
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Those are pretty good figures for a gas powered car, well done!
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Those are pretty good figures for a gas powered car, well done!
Thank you. I consider a challenge and keep working at it trying different things.
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Congrats on a car you are so pleased with. You are fortunate to be somewhere with E0. I just got my first Toyota about 3.5 weeks ago. I filled it at 1/2 a tank. I was across the parking lot from a station at $1.819 while across town. Here it's $1.989 and up. So instead of waiting to buy a full tank I filled it and still got 49.4 mpg. That's on E10 so I'm sure it would be well over 50mpg on E0. I'll be going to Austin in a couple of weeks so I'll get to see what it does on a mostly highway drive.
My on board computer reading is usually high by about 3 MPG so I always calculate the numbers myself to get the real MPG which is what I posted. Let us know how you do.
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