The type of gas you put in could also affect your mileage. Some
stations/brands have higher mixtures of Ethanol, which typically cost a
little less, but the mileage has proven to decrease. I don't know what you
have available there, but here in SW Pennsylvania, if I run Sunoco gas, I
get lower mileage. Others may chime in with the "it all comes from the same
place" thing, but I believe their stations have a higher concentration of
Ethanol, and therein lies the problem.
I don't know what kind of driving, but an area with more hills will get you
less mileage. Idling for extended periods of time, running the car too hard
(RPMs higher than need be, too hard on the go-pedal, etc), and probably even
altitude affect it. Transmission (auto or manual) can also play a big
role... manuals will get better mileage due to lower drivetrain losses, but
if you run around in the wrong gear all day, you could negate that real
Hope I've been at least a little helpful. Good luck with your ride!
"Texas Ranger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Your conversions are correct ... 1.6 km to a mile and the tank is a 15 US
> gallon tank. Well, maybe it isn't broken in yet :-\
> It may be worth going in for an alignment check ... I'll wait till the
> next oil change.
> Thanks for all your answers.
> "JS" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:9Eo4e.5860$7b.4631@trndny01...
>> "trainfan1" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> Texas Ranger wrote:
>>>> I have a great ride in a 2004 GT convertible and am wondering what kind
>>>> of mileage others are getting in these cars, say to a full tank of
>>>> fuel. I'm getting almost exactly 300 kilometers to a tank which seems
>>>> very low, but then who knows? Not pressing the car or anything and the
>>>> car only has about 7000 KM on it.
>>> That all sounds pretty depressing... our 97 Taurus gets 815km to the
>>> tank pretty consistantly... w/ 195,000 km on the odo. Maybe your engine
>>> just isn't broken in yet...
>> Distance per tank is a bit skewed though. How big's your tank?
>> Your '04GT should get more than 300km/tank though. Being a Yankee and
>> not quite remembering the conversion (close to 60mi = 100km?), I'm
>> guessing you're getting 240mi/tank. My '97 Cobra hardtop gets a
>> consistent 260-270 miles with mixed, but mostly quite spirited driving
>> (onramps are fun launchpads or a great test of the front tires if it's a
>> cloverleaf). If I behave with it, I can get almost 300 miles on a tank,
>> and if I'm on a trip, I'm in the 320-330 range. Tank's 15 U.S. gallons
>> and I usually run it to the ragged edge of empty (the other day, stopping
>> too hard at stop signs killed the engine, and I put 15.1 gallons in it).