25.79 miles per gallon

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
May 15, 2008 8:57am CST
I have a 10 year old Dodge Caravan, it has a 4 cylinder engine and the last time I filled it up I set the trip meter, yesterday on my way into work, I filled it up again and used the calculator to figure out my MPG and it was as you can see above 25.79 mpg. For a car that size, I think it is pretty good but I must admit it is not the peppiest car on the road and takes about 10 minutes to go from 0 to 60. So, what is your gas mileage like? What are you driving? Is there a point where the gas prices get so high that you would consider getting rid of a reliable car to get one with better gas mileage
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@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
15 May 08
That does sound pretty good. i used to have one that i got 19 mi to the gal. Then it had an oxygen senscor problem. After repair it improved to 20 per. gal. Once i owned a hyonda it was 40mi to the gal. Best i ever had
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 May 08
Back in the early 70's I had a Honda that did about 40 miles to the gallon, more on the highway. My van now needs an oxygen sensor...if you don't mind my asking what did that cost to get replaced. It is on my to do list for memorial day weekend along with 4 new tires.
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@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
15 May 08
The oxygen sensor cost about $150.
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@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
15 May 08
that was also with repair cost
@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
15 May 08
My city MPG is about 21, hwy is about 28 MPG. My MPG is not that great just due to the fact that I don’t drive much. I average about 10 minutes per day driving.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
15 May 08
I wish I could get away with 10 minutes per day... I spend over an hour just for the commute to work and then another hour of work related driving is not uncommon for me.
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@sedel1027 (17851)
• United States
15 May 08
My job is just far enough that you have to drive to work and there is no public transit in our area. If there is traffic, one way to work for me is about 5 minutes. I work in the office, so once I am there I don't leave. My son's school is about 10 minutes away from home and I only go pick him up 3 days a week (one starting next week). All of my errands for the house are less than 10 minutes away. A tank of gas lasts me roughly 1 month.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
16 May 08
I have a 1995 Honda Passport (same as Isuzu Rodeo) and a 2001 Pontiac Sunfire. I don't know what mileage I get, but obviously the Sunfire gets much better than the Honda. Gas prices haven't really bothered me up until recently because we never go anywhere. Now that my husband has to drive about 20 mi a day and he drives the SUV, it's having an impact on us. When we go somewhere together, we take the Sunfire and I drive. I'd like to try to find some yard sales tomorrow, but I don't know if it would be worth driving around.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
16 May 08
well this truck we have gets about 21 miles to a gallon and the car gets about 22 miles to a gallon, neither one is good...We do need the truck in case we haul anything..We are going to trade the car in on a smaller car like a Honda and get 35 miles to a gallon...
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@gemini_rose (16192)
16 May 08
We have a good car, it is pretty new and it is a chrysler grand voyager. With having four kids we wanted something big, comfortable and reliable. Unfortunately now with the prices rising so quickly and so high, and then the road tax is going to be going up within the next year or so too we are not going to be able to afford to run it. So we are going to have to downsize to a smaller car, it will not be so bad though as my eldest is able to ride a scooter and he is going to be able to drive from October too so we do not have to worry about space for much longer.
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• United States
16 May 08
Hi deb, I think we are all looking at how much gas milage we get. most of our driving is in town so its hard to gage that against highway driving. But my Taurus and Altima get about 25 to 26 open highway, but again much of my driving is down in town. Which as you know lessens the mileage per gallon.
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@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
15 May 08
I used to have a 1996 Grand Voyager - which is the same as a Grand Caravan - and I used to get really good gas mileage for a van as well. I did mainly highway driving. My right foot does a have a bit of lead in it, so I think mine was a little lower mpg. I think it's great you are still getting almost 26 miles per gallon. If my car was still working, I wouldn't get a new one, unless it was using more in gas that the price of a newer vechile. I drove my van into the ground and then got an Altima, which I love. But I only have two kids, so it was a doable thing. If I had more kids I would have gotten another van.
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@GardenGerty (116446)
• United States
17 May 08
I have a seventeen year old Mercury Capri convertible,it gets 32 mpg. when I drive, and closer to 40 mpg. when hubby drives it. We just bought a Ford Escort, and when we get done with it it will be right up there. As is, it currently gets over 25 mpg. I am happy because it gets much better mileage than our full sized van, and we are doing various improvements to help it.