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How to increase Mileage?

Hey I was thinking about getting a 2005+ GT or Cobra. I see that if people baby the GT's they can get about 26 mpg. What can you do to increase mileage in these for cheap. Off the top of my head I was thinking maybe get a K&N air filter, powerchip?, diff exhaust. If you get a few of these things to increase mileage could you bump it up to 30 mpg?

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If you drive the car on the highway at about 60mph, and you get an aftermarket CAI with a tune, mileage goes up. Turn the airconditioner off, and mileage goes way up (in my limited experience).

I have seen 29 mpg highway driving under the right conditions (level, slow, no A/C, no wind, and the car is in a good mood).

Believe it or not, I was looking at cars like the Honda Insight, before I bought my Mustang. I drive a lot of highway miles, and the thought of high MPG was very attractive. I bought the Mustang, because I didn't want to drive a $28,000 tin can all day, and I have never regretted that decision. Keeping it under 60 mph is impossible, though- I love this car so much that I find myself spending most of my time trying to exercise what little self control I have left. 100 mph in my Mustang feels like 50 mph in my Corolla!

Thinking about setting my speed limiter at 80 mph!!!!

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Speed limiter at 80 and a block under the gas pedal.
All I do is city driving, only getting on the highway to stretch the ponys legs. So far its hitting mid 18mpg with a few spirited accelerations. Still 50% better than my wifes Expedition I traded in after she took over my Maxima.

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Speed limiter at 80 and a block under the gas pedal.
All I do is city driving, only getting on the highway to stretch the ponys legs. So far its hitting mid 18mpg with a few spirited accelerations. Still 50% better than my wifes Expedition I traded in after she took over my Maxima.
Well with my 95 chevy 1/2 ton I get about 15 tops. And nearest town to me is 10 miles of highway. 20 to nearest walmart, and 90 to a samsclub/ good mall.
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I use to get high 20's on my Vette all day long, i think the vette gets good milage because of its areodynamics and gearing. I think a 6 spd would help in gas milage a lot.. i get 23-24 highway on the Stang....and thats when i baby it.
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Get yourself a Kia. They get great gas milage.

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I was thinking of trying to sell the 4.10's to my wife so I can increase my gas milage:hihi:. So far after 700 miles my average speed it 33mph... stop...go...stop...go.

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I was thinking of trying to sell the 4.10's to my wife so I can increase my gas milage:hihi:. So far after 700 miles my average speed it 33mph... stop...go...stop...go.
I just hit 5k miles after about 18+ months and I'm at 24 mph average and I think 18 mpg. Now that the tourists are going away maybe the mph will increase a little. I don't G.A.$hit. about gas mileage in this car. I bought it for fun

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So you must need the 4.10s also!

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My mileage is consistentyl bad in the Stang (average 13-16 mpg). Maybe because it is not driven daily so maybe it is not broken in yet or because I have mods on it and tuned for 91 Octane. Out of the 2455 miles on it, the majority are highway mileage. The best I have seen in the stang is 21 mpg, the worst is 13 mpg, and usually I am right around 15/16 mpg. Heck, my new F-150 w/5.4L V8 is averaging 17 mpg.
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Get yourself a Kia. They get great gas milage.
Nah, get a VW TDI bug, they get better....
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Made a trip to the upstate Saturday for a v-ball tournament my daughter was in. Following the bus up, running between 60 - 70 mph I averaged 27.4 mpg, according to the computer. Coming back, ahead of the bus, rushing to make a cruise-in (80 -90 mph), averaged dropped to 25.3 mpg. I'm not going to complain about either one. Prior to this, in mostly city driving, I've been averaging 19.7 mpg.

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I use to get high 20's on my Vette all day long, i think the vette gets good milage because of its areodynamics and gearing. I think a 6 spd would help in gas milage a lot.. i get 23-24 highway on the Stang....and thats when i baby it.

I had a 99 Vette with a 6 spd and would get 34 mpg cruising @ 75mph. I still don't get why they didn't put a 6 spd in our Stangs

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I had a 99 Vette with a 6 spd and would get 34 mpg cruising @ 75mph. I still don't get why they didn't put a 6 spd in our Stangs
I agree... At least I wouldn't feel like I'm running out of gears with the 4.10s.

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So you must need the 4.10s also!
Hey ATX,
There's 4.10's back there and it's 16 mpg average as I checked this AM


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