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Old 04-22-2006
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what kind of gas milege is ur sohc gettin?

my truck is giving me some issues, soo im looking for a new truck, and i thought about a 2002 extended cab 2wd(maybe 4x4), but the rising price of gas is making me have thoughts of buying a vw, but what is the average mpg city and highway for a 4.0 sohc?
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mixed, and I'm about 85-90% city, I'm getting about 17-19 mpg. Open highway I can get between 18.6 and 21.5 with my speed between 75-85. I went out to SE AZ on Thursday, I forgot to get the gallons when I filled (new printer at station doesn't put the gallons on receipt either :( ) but at 1/2 tank I was at 215 miles from fill-up. FWIW, I drive my truck like it was stolen, or rather I like to get up to the posted speed limit instead of grandmaing it to posted speed. I filled up yesterday so as soon as my next paycheck comes I'll recalc. mileage. I also need to do an oil change, my sythetic's at about 7400 miles.
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I get 15+ mpg with my 4.0 when driving in the city. I coundn't tell you what I get on Highway. The only thing I have done to my truck that would inprove my mpg is my exhaust.

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16-17 all city for me.

thats with a jones modified programer tho.
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i get 14.5 consistantly

before all the lift and bigger tires i hit 19 - 20mpg everyonece and a while and would get 18 pretty much all the time.

215 to a half tank snipersmurf? lol id be lucky to get that to a tank!
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i get about 16
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i get 16
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14-17 average mixed driving.
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i averaged 18 to 22, city and highway, depended on wheelin or racing though ...
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darn, im just sick of gettin 10-11mpg and need something that will get atleast 20mpg city, soo i looks like either a 4 banger ranger or a rsx(or someother compact)
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I get around 30 mpg in city.

Oh wait thats my 1.6L SOHC

You should probably get around 14-16 mpg.
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i stay between 19.8 and 20.3 stock rims and stock size tires,once stayed below 60 and got 21. averge speed 65.-town AND FREEWAY. hope that helps you.one of the things i like about 4.0 is you can drive regular speed and get pretty good mileage and you can also kick it and it will move very well. lee
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I get 14-15 with 85% city driving.
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16 with 90% city driving im at 150miles on my trip meter and half a tank left.
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16 with mixed driving
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13-15 but I mostly drive short trips. My work is 1.5 miles away and my college is about 5 miles. All my friends live within 3 miles and we never have to go far to do anything. So my truck hardly ever gets fully warmed up.
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215 to a half tank snipersmurf? lol id be lucky to get that to a tank!
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13-15 but I mostly drive short trips. My work is 1.5 miles away and my college is about 5 miles. All my friends live within 3 miles and we never have to go far to do anything. So my truck hardly ever gets fully warmed up.
must be nice to drive short trips to get anywhere.
work:30 min
2nd job: 15-45 min
home: 2.5-3 hours
04 lvl2s: 45 min
rangerervs: 30 mins

it really does suck, i just need it to get nicer out so i can ride my motorcycle.
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I have been driving a SOHC motor for 5 years between two truck, one an auto and one a stick, and I probably average 17. I have gotten as low as 7 MPG (70MPH Towing two snowmobiles up north in a good head wind) and 23 MPG driving 55-60 for 2 hours up north in the summer, with nothing but a suitcase and a tent in the bed. I drive 60 Miles a day to work all freeway, and I get about 18 usually. So, IMO I think it is a small myth that these things get terrible gas mileage. My buddy's dakota gets worse and My other buddy's Sonoma get about the same and now even less since he lifted it and runs 35's.

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I am getting about 20mpg highway, 18mpg city running 33 tires with a 3 body lift and Bamachips tuner.
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Yall won't belive this...

22-25

The lowest I've got since I took the big tires off is 20!

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12. around 15 since it warmed up though. All city driving. 285's with a bl.
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16-19 with a mix of city and highway. I have an automatic transmission. I'm sure that my mileage could be better with a manual. Never thought that I would enjoy driving a truck with a juice tranny, but I do. Must be that I am becoming a lazy old man.
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i've been getting around 14mpg, work is 1.4 mi away, still 10 min drive with lights and traffic. I drive about 10 mi's most days, going to the same place pretty much[girlfriend lives 1/8 mile down adjasent street from work].
I've learned to go slower on the highway, been getting 15mi's more per tank, which is usually 150, has been between 160-195mi recently. Can't wait to see what the efan can do for me
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I am getting about 20mpg highway, 18mpg city running 33 tires with a 3 body lift and Bamachips tuner.
that tune do you have it set on?
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