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    Quote Originally Posted by kzlm View Post
    Not many cars on the road that are doing better.
    Don't tell the diesel guys that. I was always irked when my MPG dropped below 40, which was usually only when temps were in double digit negatives. It was incredibly boring and sterile compared to the Abarth but I do find myself missing 600 mi tanks and full torque at 1700rpm on occasion.

    I just checked and my TDI was only $0.009 cheaper per mile than my 32mpg Abarth (filled with 91 non-oxy exclusively). So in 10,000 miles I've "wasted" $90 on fuel. The afterfires alone are worth twice that much to me. I've probably had half a dozen people frown and tell me how disappointing my efficiency is for such a small car, I just smile and tell them that's not really the point of the car for me.

    I guess my point is, I'm glad you like your ideal efficiency, but don't deny yourself fun or comfort to achieve it.

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    At my latest fill-up, I achieved 39.9 mpg! And I did that without really trying. I just didn't use the AC.

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    If I drive for fun its always around 32-33. If I leave sport off and drive 65......Screenshot_20171024-112835.jpg
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    On a trip from Crystal River Florida to my home in Largo, FL, a distance of about 90 miles, my 2016 Fiat 500 automatic got 45.1 MPG.
    Set the cruise on 55 MPH, never touched the gas pedal or brakes. Used the expressway, which led to I-275 across Tampa Bay. Hit all the lights, so no stops.

    Best yet.

    Ron

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    You can clarify this is just a regular 500 not an Abarth correct.
    Whatever that's really great mileage.Thats the kind of posts the manual shift guys post.
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    Yes, a regular 500, not an Abarth. I have been using mid-grade fuel, which I think steps it up a bit in performance and MPG.

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    [COLOR=#333333]So how did I increase the gas mileage? Well, I'm learning how to shift to maximize fuel economy, but I think the main reason is that I didn't use the AC nearly as much because we had a spate of nice days.[/COLOR]
    Yeah, the 500 is definitely good for learning to maximize gas mileage. One of the main things I was bragging about with this car on social media was how economical it is. I remember one evening drive I had while I was working for an IKEA Store in the Greater Philadelphia Area, and it was a largely uninterrupted highway drive home (sometimes Interstate 476 is like a parking lot in both directions). I wasn't no tortoise, but I didn't have a lead foot either. No matter what, I still managed to pull 47.3 mpg that time. I flaunted that stuff on my Instagram story as if I was Sofia Vergara in the Ninja Coffee Bar commercial, talking about "I love getting what I want! Including good gas mileage!"

    How do you guys think you're fairing with the cold weather?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhalilWilliams View Post
    How do you guys think you're fairing with the cold weather?
    I lost ~5mpg in my Golf TDI (Winter blend diesel is awful, but better than a tank of solid fuel in the morning)

    Fuelly Chart

    I only lose ~3mpg in the Abarth and it seems to be more consistent overall. (I only recently learned that all gasoline is a minimum of 10% ethanol in the winter... really makes me wonder what I'm paying for at my non-oxy pump)

    Fuelly Chart

    P.S. Sorry if the charts don't work, I haven't really shared anything on Fuelly before.

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    I think every driver should track their mileage with fuelly! Here's my contribution to society:


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    How do you guys think you're fairing with the cold weather?
    My mpg ('13 500 Sport, manual) dropped into the low 30's which I attribute to two things- cold temps and the need for new spark plugs. Cold temps mean a lot more idle time and leaving the car running where in warmer temps I'd shut it off. Had the plugs replaced last month at the 64,000 service and the difference is noticeable ... I'm back up to the 35 mpg range. Summertime I get 36-40. I usually get a 3 to 5 mpg loss in winter with good plugs, the actually amount depending on how cold it is.

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