I've had my Smart Car for a year and a half and have never gotten 40 miles to the gallon. Is this typical? I do average about 36 with street and highway traffic. Also, does anyone use a lower fuel…Continue
"I have an '08 & an '09 smart, my wife & I have both gotten 51 mpg doing straight highway driving. This year I got 47 mpg pulling a trailer with camping gear while the wife got 50+ with a passenger when we went to outsmarting the…"
"Becky ... I dont know if you are still asking or not but I have only gotten more than 40mpg once. I usually get 32 to 34 with 90% of my driving in the city. I have tried shifting myself and letting the computer shift and the computer got about 1 mpg…"
"For those who remember that I posted 61.75+ MPG couple of years ago on over 500 miles driven on a single tank. Back then my overall average MPG was 43mpg.
Couple of years later - my engine now hitting 60000miles mark, my engine avg mpg dropped to…"
"I got my best mileage ever of 40.7 MPG driving 75 MPH from San Diego to Los Angeles and back. This included almost an hour of stop-and-go traffic. I did not run the A/C. Most of the time I seem to average 33-36 MPG driving in San…"
"In response to fuels with ethanol. Use of fuels with ethanol in newer vehicles, especially those that run really clean to begin with, like our smarts that qualify as ultra low emissions vehicles is a falicy. Ethanol itself burns cleaner than…"
"Hi all. My 2009 Cabriolet was getting great mileage in the 44-46 mpg range this summer. But when the weather turned colder this Fall, mileage dropped to the 40-41 mpg range. I don't understand why mileage would drop 10% and if it might drop…"
"I continue to use 93 octane in mine. I just passed 77k the other day. I drive in a semi rural area and varied types of driving from 25mph in small towns too 75-80 on the highway. Most of my time is spent between 45-60mph. I drive almost 500 miles a…"
"I have a 2009 Passion with now 34,000 miles in 14 months since i bought it. I drive about 68 miles one way on interstate highways in NJ (From PA towards NY) everyday so I put on a lot of miles and keep up with traffic on the highways 70+MPH. I have…"
"I drive with the top down a lot. Also use the AC (top up) and keep up with traffic on the freeway (65-80MPH).
In a year and a half with over 15,000 miles I'm averaging 35 MPG. Best was 40 and the worst 31."
"I was born and raised in Ill and no we didn't have AC eather. Down here in Az we're running 100 - 108 degrees and AC is required. Maybe you never read the stat that anything over 40 mph with a window open drops gas milage…"
"When I first got my Gigi, the dealer that had her didn't know beans about smarts and had been putting rreg unleaded in her. The first milage in town was about 33/34 mpg. After two tanks of 91 octane she was up to 36. The last…"
Love the photo of the Smart in the snow we had this past year. I have photos of mine in all the snow before the shoveling. It was a mess, but the car faired well in the stuff. You should take a look at www.smartcarofamerica.com for the chapter that was created called DcSmarts under the mid atlantic section. There you will find a lot of good info on local meet and greets and meet other crazy owners like myself. My user name in the forum is gstreetcomic.