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as car gets older-hows your mpg? #86351 Jan 19, 12:17pm Jan 19, 12:17pm
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as car gets older-hows your mpg?
i don't know if its just my car...

but i only have like 39Kmiles...and my gas mileage has decreased by about 4mpg...compared to when it was new..

is that normal???

i thought as the car get 'broken-in'...it should get better gas mileage???


Re: as car gets older-hows your mpg? [Re: laser_doc] #86352 Jan 20, 5:51am Jan 20, 5:51am
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depends upon efficiency. do you get your oil changed regularly? got everything 'lubed up?

as a rule of thumb, when cars get older their mgp decreases because friction has taken its tole (wear). that said, keeping your car in good condition can slow this wear to a minimum.

but you only have 39k miles...you really shouldn't be noticing THAT much. IMO, i'd say it was probably oil changes, but it doesnt have to be that.

Re: as car gets older-hows your mpg? [Re: laser_doc] #86353 Jan 20, 11:08am Jan 20, 11:08am
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my old city beater paseo is eating more gas than when i first bought it back in 95'. taking good care of it, but mpg does go down a bit...

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