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View Poll Results: What is your your average MPG?

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  • 30-31 MPG

    44 19.82%
  • 32-33 MPG

    41 18.47%
  • 34-35 MPG

    37 16.67%
  • 36-37 MPG

    29 13.06%
  • 38-39 MPG

    41 18.47%
  • 40-41 MPG

    17 7.66%
  • 42+ MPG

    18 8.11%
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    Well, let's go back in history, my history with FIATs. I've been driving them since 1958 and this 500 Pop is, without a doubt, the stingiest on fuel of the 14 I've owned (two Nuova 500s, four 600s, two 850 sedans, one 1100 and three 145s, the 128-derived Yugo) plus three ('72 500L, '79 127 "903" and '80 127 "903") long-term rentals in Europe.

    My '12 Pop automatic averaged 37.7 but I don't like automatics so I traded it on this '13 stick shift. It has an overall for 26,100 miles of 41.5, 40.1 suburban local, and 47.5 highway. Mostly Florida driving with excursions to the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. It's an absolutely gangbusters car equally at home around town, in the mountains, or long distance cruising. In over a million miles, I've never met a FIAT I didn't totally love. Sounds kinda kinky, I know, but I'm normal... if any ol' foof of 81 years can be considered normal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Since1958 View Post
    Well, let's go back in history, my history with FIATs. I've been driving them since 1958 and this 500 Pop is, without a doubt, the stingiest on fuel of the 14 I've owned (two Nuova 500s, four 600s, two 850 sedans, one 1100 and three 145s, the 128-derived Yugo) plus three ('72 500L, '79 127 "903" and '80 127 "903") long-term rentals in Europe.

    My '12 Pop automatic averaged 37.7 but I don't like automatics so I traded it on this '13 stick shift. It has an overall for 26,100 miles of 41.5, 40.1 suburban local, and 47.5 highway. Mostly Florida driving with excursions to the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. It's an absolutely gangbusters car equally at home around town, in the mountains, or long distance cruising. In over a million miles, I've never met a FIAT I didn't totally love. Sounds kinda kinky, I know, but I'm normal... if any ol' foof of 81 years can be considered normal!
    I had a pop also but the best I ever got was 44 mpg. 47.5 mpg wow is that great. You must have really baby it to get that mpg. Anyway or however is that great.
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    Our turbo pulls around 32 mix

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    2013 500 pop manual w/ steel wheels in Tucson, az. All in city driving, hitting close to redline a few times a day (in second gear)... my trip computer says I average between 34 - 38. But when I fill up and do the math the old fashioned way, I'm getting 30-33. Anyone else doing the math the old fashioned way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dax-n-his-fiat View Post
    2013 500 pop manual w/ steel wheels in Tucson, az. All in city driving, hitting close to redline a few times a day (in second gear)... my trip computer says I average between 34 - 38. But when I fill up and do the math the old fashioned way, I'm getting 30-33. Anyone else doing the math the old fashioned way?
    Welcome to the forum. I also figure it out the manual way. There is usually a difference between the calculated and old fashioned way. For myself, it is somewhere around 1 or 2 mpg difference. I stopped paying attention to the difference, but from what I remember mine varied depending on driving conditions (highway or city, for example). One technique that may make help is to get gas at the same time of day using the same pump. That may tighten the differences up. It will also make your calculations more accurate as there are differences between pumps.

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    42 avg., often 43 or 44. Slow & steady. 2017 500 manual. Really love the mpg tach, helps learn how to squeeze out a few extra mpgs.

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    I go to the same station, same pump, and leave the handle on one of those auto-off tabs (no idea what it's really called lol). The time of day does change from time to time, but I usually fill up at night after work. I try to keep in consistant. I also check tire pressure and fluid levels every week or two.

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    I live in Orlando. It's full of tourists and locals, so traffic is BRUTAL! With my stop-and-go commutes plus the very long traffic light times, I average roughly 21 mph and typically hover between 22-25 mpg in my 500 Abarth w/manual transmission. I'm so jealous of you all getting 28+ mpg! Although, the minute I take it on the highway for trips, I can get well into the 30s!

    In my case, I should mention that I always drive with sport mode on. I can't stand how dampened the steering gets, as well as the long delays from your pedal inputs when not in sport mode!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoostAllDay View Post
    ...as well as the long delays from your pedal inputs when not in sport mode!
    It's only delayed as long as it takes your leg to find the floor Joking aside, you're totally right.

    Of the modern cars I've driven none of them live up to the amount of fun and character as my Abarth but it is becoming increasingly common to have configurable driving modes available to keep steering responsive and throttle mapping lively. Look into the Madness GoPedal if you haven't already, it might just change your life.

    I waffle on whether or not I want to track city/hwy miles on fuelly. Using the average speed readout is a great way to get an estimate of this balance. Now I'm curious what the high score holder on this thread average.

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