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First Week: Kind of Unhappy with MPG

So I filled up the car tonight for the first time. Overall I really like the Cobalt but I thought I would get way better gas mileage. I drive 23 miles to work one way and half of that trip is highway. I took it really easy on the car, plus it is brand new so I did not want to rip on it. I drove all week trying to get the best gas milage because I wanted to see if I could get what some of you guys are getting for mpg. I only got a little over 27 mpg. Don't get me wrong I am used to 10-12 MPG in my 86 K10 and the Cobalt will save me alot of money in the long run even at 27 mpg, but I am really dissapointed. Will it get better over time once the 2.2 gets broke in a little? I really hope so. I have been telling the guy I car pool with all week that I was going to get as good gas milage as his new Corolia, he gets 32-34 and he drives like an *******, I ride with him everyother week and he redlines allmost every shift and drives 80 down the highway.
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yeah the engine is still being broken in - give it some time - i'm never getting below 30mpg and i dont even do highway
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Yes, your engine needs more time.... and so do you. You must take the time to get dialed in with your balt. And don't worry about your friend's car. If he's driving it like that he will not have it long.

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my engine is broken in and i only get 26.0 MPG texas suburb driving....

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my engine is broken in and i only get 26.0 MPG texas suburb driving....
Damn...

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i get crappy mpgs too trying to do better though

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:bangs****ingheadagainstthewall: :throwshandsupindisgust: i give up...lol
this is when mike decided to give up his balt ^^

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It's really not easy to get good mpg's it takes a lot of work. The thing I really hate is when I take off nice and gentle from a stop light and it seems like I am in everyone's way. It's worth it, though. I spend 25 a week on gas and drive 75 miles a day.

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i only get 22:( i think its because i gun it all the time

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That would be a good reason. lol

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That would be a good reason. lol
reall so what do i need to do to get better just go slower?

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