Well, so far I'm pleased with my new little car. I enjoy driving it more than my F150 and $11,300 for a brand new car with aircon, pwr steering, rear defrost and cd isn't bad. I managed to get 33 mpg on my first tank of gas and 34 mpg on my second tank. It's an 08 3 door with manual trans. I'd say I drove 70% highway on the last tank at about 60-65 mph average.
It seems that 30+ MPG seems to be the target on here for nearly any vehicle. Congrats on beating that milestone - keep us posted. Since it's a new vehicle, you may want to do a review. People really love reading them.
Looking to trade for an early 1988 Honda CRX HF (Pillar mounted seat belts)
Congrats on your new car! I have a 96 Accent w/165K. My father bought one new in 96, and it ran over 200K miles w/o a breakdown ever. I've been able to get more than 40 MPG out of mine. The car isn't geared the best for FE. (From what I understand, still isn't today.) Don't know what the newer ones are capable of. Mine doesn't have power steering or AC. Also has 155 wide tires on 13 inch rims. I think it's 175s on 14s today.
My wife and I are starting to think about replacing her Ford Probe. I'd love to see a review as well when you've had some time on the car.
96 Hyundai Accent 5 Spd
WOW! I was really shocked this morning. I just checked my mileage for the 3rd time this morning. This tank I drove very conservatively for about 240 miles and then, since it's basically broke in (950 miles on the car), I drove it pretty hard, fast starts, 75mph on the interstate, downshifting etc. till I had 350 miles on the tank. I filled up and got 38 MPG on this tank! That was on 87 octane with 10% ethanol.
I'm really really pleased with that and expect to able to get 40 mpg with conservative driving after a few more tanks.
This tank I filled up with 89 octane just to see what I get.
If your owners manual tells you to use 87 octane you probably won't see any better mileage with 89 octane. One of the guys who works for me get a consistent 33 mpg with his and he doesn't try to hypermile. I drove the car once and thought it was on par, quality and funwise, with my old 88 Civic DX. That Civic was one heck of a good little car.
You're doing very good! And it should get better as you get more miles on the car. I noticed a spike in the mileage on mine around 6,000 miles. If things keep going like they seem to be, you could be in the 40's by then. I'm looking forward to seeing how your mileage turns out as time goes on.