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JT

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:01:00 PM

What is the greatest distance your primary vehicle can go on one fuel filling?
Less than 200 mi (320 km)
200-300 mi (320-480 km)
300-400 mi (480-640 km)
400-500 mi (640-800 km)
More than 500 mi (800 km)
No vehicle

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ParkaveWY
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2014 1:00:43 AM

about 250 miles on 26 gallon tank
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123Bucks
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2013 11:03:49 AM

350-375 miles.
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Chulie13
Sophomore Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:45:25 PM

Approx. 325 mi.
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cheapgasprice14
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2013 11:20:57 AM

275 miles per full tank of gas
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 9:12:35 AM

300-400 miles
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StArrow68
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:38:19 AM

Holding it down a bit, the C5 will make just over 500 miles on its 18 gal tank. Great grand tourer.
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:24:52 AM

b200-300 mi
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janiya03
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:39:02 PM

About 300-400 miles
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:38:55 AM

My wife's van has one of those read-outs that indicate miles left to fill-up, and I think it drives us to fill-up more frequently. I ran it down to 0, once, and filled-up within a mile of that point.
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 6:36:37 AM

Used to be that 400 was the standard, no driving past that point(and believe me I cut it close on fill-ups to test it. Now it seems that, surprisingly, I often can go 420-430 miles between fill-ups. Although I much prefer to fill-up when it reaches 1/2 full.
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 12:08:03 AM

300 to 550
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ProfDude
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:47:56 PM

2008 M-B E320 diesel with a 21 gallon tank and an average 32 mpg gets me beyond 600 miles most any time.

With my best one tank mileage of 38mpg I can get pretty close to 800.

If I drove 55 mph on flat terrain, with no headwind, then 800 miles would be manageable.

Downhill with a tailwind, now that would be...
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Craneguru
Sophomore Author Houston

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 6:43:01 PM

My best tank so far has been slightly over 700 miles on approximately 15.5 gallons. My goal is to get the ever elusive 800 mile tankful.
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jhirsch2013
Rookie Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2012 8:42:21 PM

I have a 2005 ford focus and my car can travel up to 300 miles on a tank before the low fuel light comes on.
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kenpowers
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2012 10:45:34 AM

i can go about 300
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UDOG01
Rookie Author Hamilton

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:05:59 AM

I once had my van travel 714 km in a single fill up

i had my bathing suit on the total time anticipating my landing spot in Treasure Island Florida - arguably the BEST beach in world and I have been taken to many places from Mexico to Nassau to the Dominican to Bahamas to the Cayman Islands and everything in between

I always wanted a sign "if this van's rockin' don't start knockin" but nobody has sent me one yet.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 1:19:57 AM

500
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JacksonLittle
Champion Author Wyoming

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:44:20 AM

I can get almost 300mi on a tank, but I commonly top off after I get between 1/3 and 1/2, especially in the winter months
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medic6133
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 5:41:36 AM

About 450-500 if I ran it completely dry and stayed on open highway. In the real world I refill weekly after about 250 miles.
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AnyPort
All-Star Author Oklahoma

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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 2:54:47 AM

at 65 mph, about 500 miles
at 55 mph, about 620 miles
pulling a trailer at 55 mph, qbout 480 miles
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artsyviolet
Rookie Author New York

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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 4:35:08 PM

I just got my car, but I drove 107 miles on 1/2 tank
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NWsteelhedrguy
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 12:18:24 PM

more than 500 miles. closer to 700 if mostly highway/freeway
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achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 8:22:35 AM

about 250 miles
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 12:52:29 PM

ə it should get a little over 300 miles/483km. i once ran out right at 320 miles. the fuel gauge does not work, and i had not been paying attention.
if i drove mostly on the highway, it would get close to 600km. ə
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AgouraGuy1
Sophomore Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:53:11 AM

300-400 mi
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dockersbin
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 3:07:06 PM

More than 500 miles
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R_L_T
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 12:04:13 AM

Between 350 & 400 miles.
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Sapper08
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 7:13:20 AM

I'm going to get one that does better.
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 1:15:30 AM

I've definitely heard that before, gotahorse, and had my in tank lift pump replaced at about 200,000 miles. It hadn't failed, but it was getting noisy. I regularly run my tank down to below 1/8th or less.

If I knew of a definitive 'X amount of gallons' to keep it covered, I might change my habits. But hitting 700 or 800 miles a tank is too tempting a target, so I almost always run it down.
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 10:36:38 PM

300-400 mi (480-640 km)
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gotahorse
Sophomore Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2012 9:39:51 PM

Does your vehicle have an in-the-tank fuel pump? Most do. That pump heats up and wears out faster if there isn't much gas in the tank to keep it cool.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 2:51:19 PM

400-500
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2doorpost
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 7:51:12 PM

13 gallon tank x 40 plus mpg hwy. I'll safely say 500 mile range strictly highway driving on my Cobalt XFE work car.

[Edited by: 2doorpost at 10/20/2012 9:53:05 PM EST]
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paintengr
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 1:13:01 PM

I have 2011 Flex avg 26 on highway and get 475 per tank, full size comfort...and the newer flexes get eaven better..listen people Ford has a better idea! Higher gas milage...
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bobbyfingers
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 6:34:21 PM

I drive a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6l V8 and get an average of 22 mpg (best was 25.2 on a cross-country road-trip), If I fill the tank and drive at 70mph on cruise I will go approximately 345 miles (I have never ran out of gas)

[Edited by: bobbyfingers at 10/19/2012 8:35:08 PM EST]
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dgilluly
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2012 7:08:52 AM

I average 16-17mpg in my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0l I-6. I fill up at the half tank line usually averaging 150-200 miles per tank.
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my3126Eishungry
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 8:18:10 PM

I have a 1st generation 2000 Honda Insight. I get 60 mpg on the highway and I can get 700 miles on a tank.
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tailpipeFL
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2012 1:31:56 PM

I have a Prius @50mpg w/11.9 gal. capacity=595 miles per tank. Keeping .9gal in reserve I can get 500 miles at fill-up time. Depending on conditions it may vary +- 2mpg. It's fun!
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FranklinON
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2012 6:36:33 AM

My Honda Fit is good for at least 600 km on its 40L tank - I've never tested the ultimate range.
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Chicali33
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 7:22:06 PM

I Have a 2004 Nissan Altima 4cyl, I can get almost 400 miles on it.
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bobray
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 2:35:01 PM

Many old cars out there?
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OlympusMan
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 1:18:22 PM

My last tank had me at almost 600 miles on the last fill. Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl., 2.4 litre. If I was driving straight highway on a trip I'm sure I'd get over 600. The car was made for road trips.
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audiofon
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 8:26:00 AM

I average about 500 miles in a mini cooper s. the max I've gotten was 594 on one tank and still trying to break that. My goal is to eventually get over 600 miles on a single tank.
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specialkMA
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 1:06:40 PM

I get 29+ mpg on my 4 cylinder 2006 Nissan Altima. It helped that I just put 4 new tires on it though. But I am very happy with it anyway. It has a 15+ gallon fuel tank and I can probably get 425-450 (highway mostly) if I push it on fumes. I don't like to do that thought so I gas up after about 350 miles (which is usually about 12 gallons). My last car was a 2003 Hyundai Elantra that got 31+ mpg. Also a 4 cylinder, but a 5 speed manual transmission. I could probably push 400 miles out of a tank if I had to. That was fantastic but the size of the fuel tank was only 10+ gallons. I loved it but totaled it. ;-(
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2012 11:13:45 AM

500
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CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 9:45:17 PM

briandcrowe: “No way, 600 miles in a Golf???? How big is your tank......please tell me its like 28 gallons or something....600 miles???!!! That is incredible, I may need to go look at VDUB'S!!Thats awesom dude!
Congrats! BDC”

@BDC: His tank is about 15.5 gallons. I've got a 2005 Golf TDI and can squeeze in 16 gallons if it's on fumes. These little diesels get fantastic mileage, which more than makes up the extra cost of diesel over regular.

I live where it's flat and there aren't many interstates, so I often see 750 miles per tank if I'm careful.

berb: “Here's a new poll: Why do you think people tend to exaggerate the mileage they get? Are they:
(a) Trying to impress others with the fact that their full-size Chevy pickup gets 35 MPG in town?
(b) Trying to make themselves feel better about the fact that the aforementioned pickup actually gets 11 MPG in town?
(c) Hopelessly mathematically challenged?
(d) Compensating for some other shortcoming?

Or some other reason? Just curious. :)”

I'm voting (C). People ask me a lot about the mileage my car gets and many folks seem clueless to the actual miles per gallon. They only see it costs $60 to fill up, when they only put $45 in their Corolla with its 12 gallon tank. Nevermind it's got an easy 10 mpgs on the other econ car. It's even worse if someone says, “Wow, I only put about $20 a week in my car!” Yeah, and you only go 120 miles! $20 would get me 245 miles.

I think most average (non-Gasbuddy/enthusiast types) don't even know how to calculate mileage.
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berb
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 9:57:35 AM

Here's a new poll: Why do you think people tend to exaggerate the mileage they get? Are they:
(a) Trying to impress others with the fact that their full-size Chevy pickup gets 35 MPG in town?
(b) Trying to make themselves feel better about the fact that the aforementioned pickup actually gets 11 MPG in town?
(c) Hopelessly mathematically challenged?
(d) Compensating for some other shortcoming?

Or some other reason? Just curious. :)
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seanbaca
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:23:17 AM

I can go about 375 to 425 depending on the stop and go or open road
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dan93003
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 1:42:01 AM

My 2007 Toyota Corolla is doing 34MPG in town, and 37MPG on the highway. So, on the highway I expect to get 400Miles before I panic and start looking for a gas station.
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AmIhere_43
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:37:34 AM

2004 honda accord ex, 4cyl, close to 600 miles on full tank, mostly highway, 500+ local
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