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Varying gas mileage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Davis Sep 6, 2010. 6 Replies

Has anyone replaced the factory audio system?

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K&N Air Filter now available for the US model

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Jim Davis replied to Robert Cordle's discussion Varying gas mileage
"I don't bother with the MPG games. I have a book in the glove box with all my MPG records and show it if necessary. Then I ask "Where are your records?" Oddly enough, they can't produce anything. I then reply with "cough -…"
Sep 6, 2010
Ken replied to Robert Cordle's discussion Varying gas mileage
"We had some 100 degree plus days in KC this summer, and my gas mileage dropped about 4-5 MPG. It went back up to normal when the temps went back down. I blamed it on running the AC and having the fan on 3 or 4. As a side, I keep track of my total…"
Sep 5, 2010
Brabus007 replied to Robert Cordle's discussion Varying gas mileage
"Robert,... Quit Stressing (I have over 10,000 on mine, and NEVER checked the MPH yet...!!! It will make you live longer) ~If your getting 36 MPG be Happy... If you should get Higher from time to time ~ Be Extra Happy...<:-)) Oh... when somebody…"
Sep 5, 2010
Jim Davis replied to Robert Cordle's discussion Varying gas mileage
"Mine is just the opposite. Houston is always hot in the summer, so I don't get too much cold weather. I'm steadly getting better. Started with 38mpg 6 months ago, and my last fill-up showed me 47mpg. (The AC runs most of the time.) I try…"
Sep 5, 2010
Robert Stout replied to Robert Cordle's discussion Varying gas mileage
"A bigger car in phoenix is less effected by air conditioner use, but then you only get 18 mpg..."
Aug 28, 2010
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Varying gas mileage

My Passion coupe has about 40,000 miles on it now. Our weather in NC has been consistently over 95 since mid May, and my gas mileage has dropped from a steady 40-41 mpg for my regular driving to around 36mpg. I realize the air conditioning has an effect, but it has never been this severe. I have clean oil, and a clean air filter. Has anyone else noticed abnormally bad mileage in very hot weather? Thanks.
Aug 27, 2010

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I drove these cars in France on several trips, and have wanted one ever since. I said 5 years ago if they came to the US I'd buy one. $4 gas just makes it even more satisfying. That's a smart ForFour (discontinued) in the picture.
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Posted on October 16, 2008 at 2:57pm 1 Comment

I adopted a Passion Coupe in June, and have enjoyed the entire experience. My rally red cab is due at the end of November. It's entertaining to talk to people about the car, and see their expressions when they encounter me on the road. I love the reactions friends have when they ride in the car - "it's not a cracker box, it doesn't feel small in here, it's got leather, you can get two sets of clubs in here," etc. Everyone I have encountered has been impressed, or at least amused by the car. No… Continue

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At 2:58pm on October 15, 2008, Nancy & Gary said…
Got my purple passion with the custom pain job right from the dealer. She was an orphan that the dealer spiced up a bit and just waiting for me. When the dealer called and asked me to stop buy and I looked at this one sitting on the lot I jumped at her and 5 hours later she was mine.

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