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what should i buy to get best gasmilage?
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A lighter foot, there's some stuff you can get the dealer to put in they say guarantee better mileage. Not sure how much it costs though
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ppl will tell you buy an exhaust and buy a cold air intake and blah blah. I got 56mpg with stock intake and exhaust and the closest i've gotten since i did my catback and gmpp intake is 53mpg. Same journey too, so I should have seen better.

A tune might help aswell as proper maintenance. Also you should tell us a bit more about your car (engine, sedan or coupe, transmission, etc.)

I live in Canada and I get 35-38 mpg all city and 44-53mpg highway depending on how fast I want to get home or if I'm bored. According to my dic doing anything above 110km/h results in burning as much fuel as in the city so like Rriggs92 said, staying off the fuel is a major part.

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yeah a lot of your gas mileage is gonna come from how you drive. It doesnt matter what you do, if you have a lead foot your mileage will probably suck. so just take it easy and be smooth (im sure youve heard that a thousand times :P)

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I live in Canada and I get 35-38 mpg all city and 44-53mpg highway depending on how fast I want to get home or if I'm bored. According to my dic doing anything above 110km/h results in burning as much fuel as in the city so like Rriggs92 said, staying off the fuel is a major part.
Are you sure this is mpg and not kmpl or what ever crazy thing you Canadians use?! ( I guess sane since we are the only ones using miles and gallons!!) I had my balt almost fully bolted and got my best millage at 46mpg doing 60 for 40 miles.

OP- the prior info is correct. Standard maintinance, clean filters, and a light foot is your best bet.


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I do km divided by 1.6 to get miles then do my liters divided by 4.5 to get a Canadian gallon amount. Then I divide miles by gallons and wa-la

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Ok, cuz US and Canadian gallons are different. 1 Ca. gallon= 1.2 US gallons


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Yessir. Normally I post Canadian gallons beside but forgot to

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So, after converting your best MPG was roughly 44 US mpg, 2 mpg off what I had with the mods.


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Seems Legit. I only average 47mpg though because I get bored doing 90km/h

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