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can anybody give me an idea of how many miles per gallon a 2002 will get, give or take? i'd really like to buy one and i'm just wondering about the gas mileage. thanks!

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5000 rpm. Around town more likely 17. Even my 1600-2 only got 25.4 at it's best ever. You 25mpg guys must shift gears at 2000 rpm. Do 5500 rpm in first and second on a regular basis and see if you can get 20. Some '02 owners drive hard and some hardly drive.

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thats with the stock 4spd, and stock 3.64 diff.. The car seems to be very well sorted at this point and synthetic fluids DO make that much of a difference!

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hard to drive safely, and the canyons beckon even driving to Santa Monica from the Valley. I do believe the 2-barrel '02s get worse mileage than the 1-barrel motors. The M30 motor big sixes get even worse mileage. I'm lucky to get 15 in my 533i, which I do drive very hard too. '02s demand high RPM running and were never good at mileage. I even run my air pressure at 33psi which doesn't help a bit for mileage. I do drive around in 2nd or 3rd at high RPM a lot, so I have instant reponse instead of having to shift.

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does gas mileage really matter when your grinning ear to ear ?!

Drive a DIESEL if you want economy.

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about 24 around town and on a recent trip 28-30. Stock 73 with weber 2 bbl (equally high mileage engine) gets 21-22 around town and 26-30 on the highway...

Mike

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Early '71, stock engine, single-barrel Solex, four-speed, 3.64 differential.

On the way to and from Winston-Salem this past weekend, I was running through the eastern Kentucky and West Virginia Appalachians, and I got an average of 27.6 mpg, running 70-75 on the highways and including a couple score miles of city driving in W-S. One highway tank I bettered 30 mpg, which I thought pretty good.

But yes, I do drive like a grandpa, usually shifting around 3k rpm or lower when I'm just getting from A to B and observing a self-imposed "redline" of about 5500 rpm on spirited driving. I keep it in third under steady driving up to 30 mph, and it's in fourth for continuous speeds over that (i.e., not accelerating).

I don't yet know how to drive fast safely, since I can't afford a driving school, so I don't drive fast. And I'm a mileage freak -- I'm hoping for 32-33 on the highway when I get the 5-speed in...

-Dave

25-year-old old-man driver

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With a modified engine (9.5:1, 300 Motorsport cam, dual 40DCOEs) and stock driveline (4 speed, 3.64 diff) I get about 20mpg in mixed driving and will consistently get 25mpg in highway cruising at 75-80mph. Tuning is important.

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long , fast runs. then, for some odd reason, my mileage on both cars exceeds 25 mpg. i have hit 30 mpg coming back from Tahoe @ 85 mph avg. weird. mileage is worst at track= 10 mpg avg.

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