Originally Posted by SoAngel
Yeah, looks like I am keeping the car. I would try to type up some of our conversation on the phone, but I am sure you can all guess how it went.
I have put 310 miles on the car so far, and it is a good little car. I just wish it was a VX like the seller said it was.
My first tank was 37.4 MPG, almost all highway driving, but I also drive from 70-85MPH most of the time, so I am sure the car would do better.
Oh yeah, driving w/the cx/vx tranny gearing at that speed kills your mileage. On a long road trip I recently did with my VX, I went around 75-80 the entire way there and ended up with 38 mpg! Terrible!
On the way home, I kept the speed around 55-65, while following trucks a little more, and I was rewarded with 60mpg! HUGE difference for around a 10mph difference. I think a lot of it has to do with the car overcoming the air resistance at high speeds. That and keeping your tires nice and full.
I would do a full tune-up on the car, and you should see some nice mileage as a reward. Also be sure to swap the OEM intake onto it if it's missing. I gained around 4 mpg with that replaced on mine after switching from a SR intake.
I saw you are on tst as well. You should start a member journal on there to document your progress if you have time. It's always interesting to see the before and after pictures.