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  1. DonDNH

    DonDNH Senior Member

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    October MPG Averages

    Tank Miles:
    Overall Miles:
    Avg Tank Mileage:
    Avg Overall Mileage:
    Avg Temperature:
    Price per Tank:
    Avg Price per Gallon:

     
  2. jimofdg

    jimofdg New Member

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    Surely Someone bought gas this month!!

    Here's a fillup after half expressway/half street driving:

    Tank Miles: 344.9
    Total Miles: 1132
    Tank MPG: 44.6
    Avg Temp: 70s
    Price of Tank: $15
    Price per Gal: $1.93

    I will post two more tanks separately.
     
  3. jimofdg

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    This tank was all interstate from Chicago to St. Louis, cruise around 72 mph. Tires all 35 psi

    Tank Miles: 314.4
    Total Miles: 1446
    Tank MPG: 42.1
    Avg Temp: 70s
    Price of Tank: $15
    Price per Gal: $1.97 (a bit lower in MO than IL)

    At this point I changed the tire pressure to John-like levels and things improved.
     
  4. jimofdg

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    This was also all interstate from St. Louis to Chicago. Two things were different from the previous tank:

    Tailwind instead of headwind :wink:
    Tire pressure finally increased to 42 front, 40 rear as discussed elsewhere

    Tank Miles: 353.8
    Total Miles: 1800
    Tank MPG: 49.6 (much improved!)
    Lifetime MPG: 46.97
    Avg Temp: 60s
    Price of Tank: $15
    Price per Gal: $2.02

    I don't think I'll get to fill it again this month.

    I did, Nov. 2 with little or no November driving.
    Tire pressure decreased to 40 front, 38 rear. Half highway and half residential area.
    Tank Miles: 419.6
    Total Miles: 2220
    Tank MPG: 46.0
    Lifetime MPG: 46.80
    Avg Temp: 60s
     
  5. kenmac

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    1 block flashing at 831kms.
    Filled up today.
    Tank kms ........ 857
    Overall kms.....6200
    Rate .............$1.045 / Litre
    Cost .............$48-53
    Litres ............ 46.54 ****
    Calculated L/100 = 5.4
    Displayed L/100 = 5.0

    **** Impossible!!!
    Suspect gas pump, Prius tank is 45 Litres capacity (no bladder) and I would have still had 1 to 2 litres left, so it should only have taken about 44 litres max.!
    When it hit 45 I expected to get drenched with overflow, thinking that the cutout wasn't working.
    Will stay away from that place in future.


    kenmac
     
  6. kjb516

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    All of my fills for the month. It looks as if the decreasing temps and winter rain recently have begun to make a slight impact on my MPG, but I'm happy that I'm still over 50 MPG.

    Oct 8th fill:
    Tank miles: 401.9
    Gallons filled: 7.291
    Car MPG: 55.12
    Price per gallon: $2.039

    Oct 15th fill:
    Tank miles: 301.8
    Gallons filled: 5.663
    Car MPG: 53.29
    Price per gallon: $2.039

    Oct 24th fill:
    Tank miles: 381.9
    Gallons filled: 7.432
    Car MPG: 51.39
    Price per gallon: $2.079

    Total Oct stats:
    Total miles: 1,085.6
    Total gallons filled: 20.386
    Month Car MPG: 53.3
    Avg Temperature: 50's

    Lifetime MPG: 51.551
     
  7. voltoy

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    Tank Miles: 422
    Overall Miles: 422
    Avg Tank Mileage: 44.5
    Avg Overall Mileage: 44.5
    Avg Temperature: 65
    Price per Tank: $22.00
    Avg Price per Gallon: $2.31

    First Tank - Still learning the best technique :D
     
  8. Batavier

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    All my tanks for October.
    EDIT: Second try :) There are probably some small differences, because of conversion factors.

    Tank miles 530
    Overall miles 4068
    Avg tank mileage 47,69
    Avg overall mileage 48,84
    Avg temp 14 °C
    Price per tank 70,46
    Price per gallon 6,34
    Tank gallons 11,11

    Tank miles 502
    Overall miles 4571
    Avg tank mileage 47,21
    Avg overall mileage 48,66
    Avg temp 12 °C
    Price per tank 59,84
    Price per gallon 5,63
    Tank gallons 10,64

    Tank miles 441
    Overall miles 5011
    Avg tank mileage 53,13
    Avg overall mileage 49,02
    Avg temp 10 °C
    Price per tank 45,85
    Price per gallon 5,53
    Tank gallons 8,29

    Tank miles 550
    Overall miles 5561
    Avg tank mileage 44,62
    Avg overall mileage 48,54
    Avg temp 5 °C
    Price per tank 72,57
    Price per gallon 5,89
    Tank gallons 12,32

    Tank miles 560
    Overall miles 6121
    Avg tank mileage 52,85
    Avg overall mileage 48,91
    Avg temp 12 °C
    Price per tank 58,57
    Price per gallon 5,53
    Tank gallons 10,59
     
  9. bruceha_2000

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    Batavier, that first tank looks somewhat suspect: $43/$3.41 = 12.6 gallons! Perhaps you filled a 4 liter container for emergency purposes at the same time?
     
  10. Wolfman

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    Low mileage month for the Prius thanks in part to a leave of absence from work. Only one tank of gas purchased in October.

    Tank Miles: 568.4
    Overall Miles: ~32K
    Avg Tank Mileage: 51.7 calculated, 53.7 via computer.
    Avg Overall Mileage: 47.7
    Avg Temperature: 80's
    Price per Tank: ~$21
    Avg Price per Gallon: 1.90
     
  11. Yarok

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    FIRST TANK! Got my car last Tuesday!

    Tank Miles: 402
    Overall Miles: 402
    Avg Tank Mileage: 46.5
    Avg Overall Mileage: 46.5
    Avg Temperature: 75
    Price per Tank: ????
    Avg Price per Gallon: 1.82
     
  12. V8Cobrakid

    V8Cobrakid Green Handyman

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    last tank average mpg 47.. this tank.. 51.. i was speeding on the last tank :) hehe

    miles on last tank 427. This tank 100 miles so far.
     
  13. Batavier

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    LOL, indeed. Lemme check my spreadsheet... :) Perhaps I need to put non-metric values in it as well. I think my calculations were off...

    EDIT: Nope, I don't think that's it. What is shown there as average price is the average lifetime price, not the price for that tank. I've changed it a bit, I hope I converted all figures correctly now. :?
     
  14. Wolfman

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    UK models don't have the infernal bladder in the tank, hence the extra capacity?
     
  15. jkash

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    Tank Miles: 1150 for the month
    Overall Miles: 8613
    Avg Tank Mileage: 54.4
    Avg Overall Mileage: 52.6
    Avg Temperature: 70's
    Price per Tank: $17.50
    Avg Price per Gallon: $2.28
     
  16. Batavier

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    Indeed, European models don't have the bladder, but I 'm not sure if there's more capacity: 45 litre (11.89 US gallon). I managed to get a tad over 46 litre in once, but it was filled to the rim, so there probably were one or two litres in the filling pipe.
     
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    Re: October MPG Averages

    Tank Miles: 215
    Overall Miles: 17700
    Avg Tank Mileage: 49
    Avg Overall Mileage: 48.4
    Avg Temperature: 75F
    Price per Tank: 17.62 USD
    Avg Price per Gallon: 1.88
     
  18. tms13

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    October:

    8 fills; total 254.57 litres for 3076 miles

    Calculated 54.9mpg (45.7 m/USgal)
    Display 55.1mpg
    Lifetime calculated 56.5mpg

    Temperatures 4-15°C (39-59°F)
    Average price: 82.7p/litre (US$5.70/USgal)
     
  19. calpal

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    I'm not getting better than 38 mpg (U.S.) . Isn't it supposed to be better?
     
  20. calpal

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    Re: October MPG Averages

    I just bought an '05 Prius. I get only 38 mpg, What's happening?
     
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