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Is 17MPG as good as it gets?

I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.

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Re: Is 17MPG as good as it gets?


"jt" <jeeptop2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
> on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
> some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
> conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
> thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.



2.3 engine should get better results

try different gas,
put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
and new air filter....
check tire pressure.....34psi for 16inch Perrelli

reply to group with your results









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Re: Is 17MPG as good as it gets?


"jt" <jeeptop2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
> on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
> some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
> conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
> thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.



2.3 engine should get better results

try different gas,
put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
and new air filter....
check tire pressure.....34psi for 16inch Perrelli

reply to group with your results









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"jt" <jeeptop2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1118678576.320750.180900@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
> on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
> some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
> conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
> thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.



2.3 engine should get better results

try different gas,
put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
and new air filter....
check tire pressure.....34psi for 16inch Perrelli

reply to group with your results









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Re: Is 17MPG as good as it gets?


"jt" <jeeptop2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1118678576.320750.180900@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
> on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
> some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
> conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
> thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.



2.3 engine should get better results

try different gas,
put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
and new air filter....
check tire pressure.....34psi for 16inch Perrelli

reply to group with your results









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"jt" <jeeptop2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1118678576.320750.180900@g44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I have a 2004 ZX5 with 2.3L PZEV engine. I get about 34 MPG when I go
> on trips but driving around New York City with stop and go traffic but
> some freeway, I'm only getting 17 - 18 mpg, less with the air
> conditioning on. Is this as good as it gets for city driving? I'd have
> thougth I'd get in the low 20's anyway.



2.3 engine should get better results

try different gas,
put in a bottle of fuel injector cleaner
and new air filter....
check tire pressure.....34psi for 16inch Perrelli

reply to group with your results









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