04-12-2011, 06:08 PM
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700 miles between refills sounds a little bit steep, but hey, if it's true - good for you. besides, temperatures went up, winter gas is going away, and everyone's mpg is climbing up.
anyhow, average around 500 miles before light comes up here. depends on road inclinations, but i think, it is better gauge than between refills. some really push it into almost empty tanks. so - light comes up - check my mileage. was much worse winter time, 478 or so, but slowly climbs up as it warms outside.
it will be much better in about 3 mths, summer heat and no school traffic.
i just did a quick math.
700 miles at 14 gallons refill, safe zone, will make it 50 mpg. even in its wildest dreams, Toyota never marketed anything close to this range. 600 miles at 14 gall refill i can believe, as it makes it 42.5 mpg, and mine did this summer time last year. but 50 mpg - yeah..... unless one drives tank bone dry, then it becomes reasonable. or straight level hwy drive somewhere in plains...
Last edited by ukrkoz; 04-12-2011 at 08:56 PM.