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LOW LOW mileage......reasons?

I am around 16.5 to 17 mpg. I live in south GA so it doesnt get that cold around here, wassup??
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ALL Rangers get crap milage!
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Thats about normal.
In winter in ohio mine gets about 15mpg. 18 in the summer.

Which I find hilarious because my beater '91 caddy with the 4.9V8 gets 20 in the winter
(not sure summer mpg yet)
And the caddy weighs over 2 tons.
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ALL Rangers get crap milage!
Couldnt Say it better my friend
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23.5 in central Ohio.

What kind of maintence do you do to your truck?
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I'd be very happy with 16.5-17 mpgs...haha
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I am around 16.5 to 17 mpg. I live in south GA so it doesnt get that cold around here, wassup??

and dude your lowered..

check your filters, PSI in tires..and junk..are you heavy on the gas..

What size motor you got..
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^It's in the 4-banger section.
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^It's in the 4-banger section.

lol oops its late


but yea in the mid teens for a lowered 4 banger..something isnt right
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fer realz
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I get 22 Mpg , North Carolina .And sometimes I drive heavy I would suggest checking your air pressures, also make sure your spark plugs are good.
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dude, 17 isnt bad at all.
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im still getting friggin 15 mpg.
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dude, 17 isnt bad at all.

is it bad for a lowered 4 cyl?
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in january i was gettin about 12mpg (i was using the 4wd during snows too). It got me depressed so i havent checked since
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in january i was gettin about 12mpg (i was using the 4wd during snows too). It got me depressed so i havent checked since
Thats my summer time ' on the highway ' mileage right there. 12mpg.
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4-cylinder highway mileage should be way better than 17 MPG. That could be an OK city number, depending on traffic and driving habits. The important question is this: has it dropped significantly from how it used to be when driving under the same conditions?
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That is really good mileage, I get 12.5.
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thats not good at all, my dads old 4 would get like 23-25 consistantly.....

i just hit 18 two days ago with my 3 so yea somethigns definatly not right
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Yea it has. I used to be 20 city/22 high way

Now im down to 17 pg. Whats the deal?

Latest mods include - new tranny, spark plugs, cleaned injectors, and new cylinderhead
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David, I'm betting we'd prolly get better gas mileage with a 302.... Cause I'm in the same shape as you....15-17 mpg's.....
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my 96 2.3L gets 24-28 and my 04 3.0L is getting 19-22 so maybe your a little hard on the gas, or your always driving up hill into the wind
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I'm right around the 13 mpg mark. It's pretty sad. Everyone in every car is complaining about the same problem right now. The fuel companies are loading gasoline with more additives to stretch it further and in turn it's destroying fuel mileage everywhere. We've been getting a million complaints about it ever since gas went over the $2.00 a gallon mark well over a year ago at every dealership I've worked at. A majority of the spark plugs I've changed lately are all tinted a deep yellow from the crap they put in the fuel. If you don't like your fuel mileage go to a different gas station. I do horrible with HESS gasoline and decent with most others. The best fuel I buy is Aamco.
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Daniel how in the **** do you get 19-22 on a 3.0? I call BS. I've never heard of a 3.0 getting that kind of mileage regularly. Mine stock was only 17, maybe.
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i got 18mpg on winter gas last time...19-22 doesnt seem that unlikely if you ask me...plus you had a 4wd compared to his 2wd
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