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/\/\.. Need to go back to OEM size but we already knew that !!!!
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/\/\... Funny that I am thinking that the wife has never gone that low yet !!!!
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Been awhile since I have said how the wife is doing with her MPG !!! Last tank was at 25.8 Now that winter is over it can only get higher !!!!
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well to get that kind of MPG you guys must be driving at 55mph and no a/c on highways, NO WAY the xb make 30MPG, I've trying everything since I got it band new and nothings works.I got stuck on 23.6-24 the must.Only 240 miles per tank or so.
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Ist thing is air them tires up !! Then adjust your driving to max out your MPG !!

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School is over for the wife !! She has been at in the high 20s now we can work to get her back in the lower 30s !!!
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Just got back from trip to Saint Augustine, Fla. Using cruise much as possible and tires aired up to 40 psi, was only able to average 26mpg. Gotta find some lighter weight 18's. Still not bad for 1200+ mile round trip that included stop and go traffic in town.

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/\/\.. Did you run the air on your trip ????
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Wife's car has been parked for most of the summer but school has started and her tank fill up was 30.1 !! She really does great on working to get the most that she can !!!
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Re: 30 MPG Club for XB2

Sigh ... why did you resurrect this thread?
I put a turbo on back in March, and now
I'm lucky to even get anything above 15 mpg.
I'm, also, far too immature to ever keep below 50% throttle.
Sigh ... 32 years old and already having a mid-life crisis ...

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Looks like you made a BIG change on your XB !!!! Growing up is hard to do... Harder for others for sure !!!!
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Re: 30 MPG Club for XB2

I know the thread is old and I have had my xB2 for under a week now and not displeased at all but yes better mpg would be nice.

I keep seeing the air the tires up, my check psi light was on when I got my car the tires was around 50-60 in each tire, so I sorta went back to the setting on the door “16 inch oem Scion rims” and the light is off, but how much did I hurt the mileage “that’s also using the average dash cpu takes me forever to use up a tank to do figures.

98% of my drive is in town between 0-40 and most of the time it’s like 25-30ish, I live on a tiny island and only drive her about 4 miles everyday unless I’m off work which don’t happen hardly ever, around town I’m between 15-19!

I know I drive her a bit rough coming from a 16 Sonata with the turbo motor a bit less power but I don’t feel it’s bad for what it is “hence I’m likely driving her way harder than most to think that coming from a car with 245hp down to the 158 I think it is” The xB don’t even sound loud or like it’s being driven hard, So what should I air the tires back up to as it seems everyone runs higher than what the sticker says

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98% of my drive is in town between 0-40 and most of the time itís like 25-30ish, I live on a tiny island and only drive her about 4 miles everyday unless Iím off work which donít happen hardly ever, around town Iím between 15-19!
Driving 4 miles a day is the mpg killer. A key to getting better mpg is to group your smaller trips into a longer drive on a warm engine. Unfortunately, that may not be possible for you. At least you're saving money with a very little driving.

If you had a steady drive ~40 mph and was able to keep the engine in a high gear, that would be ideal. So, successfully timing stop lights and maintaining momentum is your best bet to maximize mpg.

If you have a MT, you have more options to increase city mpg.
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I was guessing I was hoping for something that wasn't going to happen and your right at least I don't spend much on fuel! On the Highway the few times I have made the Journey from the Island to Houston it's done pretty decent 25-29. I only live about 1.5 miles from work and most of the time I can catch every light besides two because all of them on the one way are set for 30mph, she is an auto so no help there and I did notice today unlike the Sonata if you tried to shift into a higher gear it wouldn't even try it would just keep you in the lower. The xB it will show your in 4th gear at 15mph when it's in 1st or 2nd and then it will auto up shift like normal when it hits it's set speed

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Just remember... Right foot rules !!! Hope you have a great holiday weekend as well !!!
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I was guessing I was hoping for something that wasn't going to happen and your right at least I don't spend much on fuel! On the Highway the few times I have made the Journey from the Island to Houston it's done pretty decent 25-29. I only live about 1.5 miles from work and most of the time I can catch every light besides two because all of them on the one way are set for 30mph, she is an auto so no help there and I did notice today unlike the Sonata if you tried to shift into a higher gear it wouldn't even try it would just keep you in the lower. The xB it will show your in 4th gear at 15mph when it's in 1st or 2nd and then it will auto up shift like normal when it hits it's set speed

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I have a first generation AT, like DubeexB, but I lurk in here hoping to pick up tips.

One technique at lower speeds is to coast. Ideally, you'd conserve momentum and use your brakes as little as possible. This is partially why it makes sense to air up your tires, as DubeexB suggests. I've found the most effective way to increase city mpg is to coast in neutral and to eliminate idling (at stoplights). You can also coast in D, where DFCO (deceleration fuel cut off) kicks in- this is when the engine isn't burning any fuel. DFCO on my xB classic kicks in at 1500 rpms or higher. I'm not sure where it kicks in on your 2nd generation xB, but I'm sure someone here would know.

Due to the aerodynamics of the xB, coasting at highway speeds isn't as effective because you're fighting the wind, so that's an advantage of your local routes. Also get up to speed quickly, assuming you won't be using your brakes anytime soon. You don't want to get up to speed quickly, only to slam on the brakes at the next light.

Finally, study your lights. Not only will this allow you to catch more green lights, this will also allow you to turn off your engine when stopped (and start the engine without holding up traffic behind you). Some newer cars shut off their engine automatically when the car is stopped because it's one of the biggest fuel wasters.
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