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My boss has a new 300C AWD...loves it. He is used to German cars and he compares this one favorably. However, he is really bummed about the gas mileage. He is getting 18 mpg, and he is mostly on the freeway.

What are your numbers? I think that he should be doing better...

Please let me know. Thanks.
 

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well I have been getting really good fuel mileage, I have gotten as much as 28 mpg and as low as 25 mpg , never anything less, my average here lately has been 26 mpg, it does have a lot to do with how you drive your car, tell him to get his foot out of it and if he just got the car he should baby it for the first 500 miles anyway
 

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I have an awd and my evic shows 11, i would say your boss needs to be a little happier.
 

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My AWD only gets around 19 or 20 full interstate driving, no in town whatsover. That's running 75-80mph. If I slow down to 70 or so it will get up to about 22 if I'm lucky. I'm really dissappointed in the mileage myself. I've seen quite a few non AWD owners claim high 20's, I wouldn't think mine should be that much lower when on the window sticker it is rated 24 vs. a C at 25mpg. It's pretty sad when my Yukon Denali XL AWD will get better mileage than my 300 which is supposed to be so great with the MDS and all that other crap. Hell, my old '88 Iroc Z all juiced to the nuts (170mph, verified) would get 26mpg, and that's with 17 yr old technology compared to today!

I have about 4,500 miles on my C. Hasn't gotten any better than the day I brought it home. Hopefully it will at some point.

Later.....
 

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I can't Drive 55

The good gas mileage numbers occur between 50 and 60 MPH. The first time I ever test drove one I we got it to do 29 MPG on the highway and that was going inbetween 55 and 80. closer to 60 most of the time...

Point being.. if you drive on the freeway the way this car CAN!... you will not get good gas mileage... if you drive it like an old lady you can get 32 MPG if you keep it inbetween 55 and 60....

Luckily here I drive inbetween 55 and 60 on my commute to avoid speeding tickets. (limit's 55)... (lame but good)...
 

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Almost 900 miles and I'm getting 19 mpg in the city in the 300C. No complaints as I get 9 mpg with my Ram SRT-10 and 5 mpg in my Belvedere, all city driving.
 

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thanks for all the replies. Driving styles and speeds appear to effectr the cars mpg performance to a higher degree than most cars...
 

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Soooo... Nobody knows?

SO.. .nobody knows anything about putting a larger tire on a 22" wheel on an AWD C?.... Wheel options are almost nonexhistant for the AWD C.. but I think I've found a few... The TIS 02 and 03 I think will fit... but I don't know about 22" that's just 20"... but I am not willing to go for 22"s if I can't rock at least a 40 series tire. 45 if possible...

The AWD C sits 1 inch higher than the rest of the flock... therefore granting a little bit bigger tire on a 22" rim RIGHT???????
AM I RIGHT?????
Not any wheel shop I can search out on google or msn can tell me jack cuz they don't know... So does anybody????? PLEEEAAASSESEE HELP!

Jah :cool:
 

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ChromeTailfins said:
Off-Topic but that picture in your avatar is hizzot. Do you have a larger version of it? Here, I'll share first:
From one Belvedere owner to another, thanks for the compliment. You have a very cool collection of cars there. And, your Belvedere is red too!

Here's the picture:
 

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