View Full Version : Just gassed up my Abarth...

03-29-2014, 12:56 AM
So when I got my Abarth last Wednesday, the dealership filled up the tank with 87 octane. Last night, the fuel gauge dropped down to the last bar, and I drove another 12 miles today before filling up with 93 octane. The trip o-meter registered 212 miles, and I put in 9.56 gallons, equaling a massive 22 mpg! Ouch!

Then again, it's been a long time since I've had a turbo, I always drive in "Sport" mode, and have had a very heavy right foot for the past week. biggrin

03-29-2014, 01:29 AM
MPG increases for the 1st 2000+ miles. I average 32 with mostly moderate stop and go traffic.

03-29-2014, 02:10 AM
MPG increases for the 1st 2000+ miles. I average 32 with mostly moderate stop and go traffic.

+1, it usually improves for most people, mine tends to hang around 28.x usually when not doing any longer drives.

03-29-2014, 02:34 AM
30-32 mpg after i did the downpipe mod and cat back exhaust it helped the car nicely and my commute is 70 percent city 30 freeway.

Robert Nixon
03-29-2014, 06:21 AM
This is where "your mileage may vary" is all you can say. We all drive differently su without more info it doesn't mean anything. Other than autocross my car does about 34mpg so I'm happy

03-29-2014, 09:32 AM
My usual driving is highway heavy. Here are my last 6 fill ups with Costco 93 octane, 10% ethanol. This is also using winter blend fuel; my mileage always gets a healthy increase when we switch to the summer blend fuel.


Vaejovis carolinanus aka lowconabarth
03-29-2014, 09:34 AM
I have to say the MPG varys widely from 8 MPG at the track to 42 MPG on the highway.

03-29-2014, 01:01 PM
Just so you guys know, I'm by no means complaining. I'm quite positive that if I drive normally, I'll be able to manage 32-35 mpg in the city, if not better. I'm just having some fun right now with my new wheels! I've always been good at squeezing the best mpg's out of a vehicle. My last car, a '91 Miata was rated for 25 mpg, but I was able to get it up to 44-49 mpg easily via some creative hypermiling. :wink:

03-29-2014, 02:57 PM
The best I have ever done on my Abarth has been 39MPG. It was a decent cruise on back roads averaging 80km/h with not very frequent stops. Gear in the hatch and averaged sized buddy in the passenger seat. Shell 91 Ethanol free fuel and -10 temps outside.

I'm hoping for better fuel economy in the summer.

03-29-2014, 11:16 PM
100mi round trip at 60mph with 5 stops, 38-39mpg. Trip to Memphis/back today 70-75mph yielded 36-37mpg. Like 4-5mpg at the track ;)

93 octane, 10% ethanol

04-01-2014, 03:14 AM
Considering that I am not taking very long drives and am a self-admitted stop-and-go driver, I only manage to get around 27. Mpg. However, even that is not as bad as some of the others I have seen here. This thread tells me I need to make longer drives it seems

04-01-2014, 06:46 AM
I average 28mpgs with a total of 2500 miles but I have a commute of 12 miles of highways cruzin ~75mph. Im sure if I had another high gear, my mpgs would improve greatly.

04-09-2014, 04:30 PM
I usually average about 24-25 MPG. Just took a 2000 mile trip and got 30mpg. Car said my average. Speed was 65 MPH =)