Hyundai Accent..Gas Mileage Question.....

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Gary, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Two weeks ago I purchased a 2003 Hyundai Accent off the lot. It had
    approx. 120 miles on the car..comes with automatic transmission, power
    steering and air (not using it at the present time due to extreme cold
    weather). The question I have is as long does it take
    before you see the mileage that was stated on the sticker (I do
    believe it said 26/35). It seems that mileage is a bit low, but being
    that it is winter and new, that may have factors in it. Please comment
    on this and let me know.

    Gary, Jan 31, 2004
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    Jim Vatunz Guest

    Please use the A/C once a week for a few minutes. it'll help to keep
    the o-rings from drying out and shrinking, which will lead to gas
    leaks and failure. it's not a problem for me as the climate here means
    that i can run the A/C 12 months of the year.
    The stick on my 2001 accent said something like 7.6 litres per 100km
    which i have no problem improving on when i drive without the A/C on
    and usually run at about that figure with (as i usually drive) the A/C
    most of my driving is country highway stuff though. if you're in a big
    city with endless red lights and plenty of traffic you'll be hard
    pressed to match those figures.

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    Jim Vatunz, Jan 31, 2004
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  3. Only 120 miles? Shoot, you won't see the stated mileage until the
    break-in period (~1500 miles) is up. Remember that gas burns less
    efficiently in winter too, which will put a cramp in your mileage.
    If smiths213 is in "extreme cold weather", he's almost certainly using
    the defroster, which should turn the AC on automatically. Defrost in
    modern cars = AC + heat, so warm dry air (best for defrosting
    windshields) comes out the defrost vents. There was a thread about this
    on this newsfroup back around June 4, 2003; use to locate it if you're
    Dances With Crows, Jan 31, 2004
  4. Gary

    Speedy Jim Guest

    My $.02:
    It's almost impossible to get accurate mileage figures putt-putting
    around town. They will vary all over the lot.
    Take it on a long distance trip (couple tankfuls), drive at an
    absolutely steady speed (say 65) on flat terrain. Carefully
    measure fuel added and compute.

    My '03 (5 spd) consistently gets over 40 MPG trip mileage.

    Speedy Jim
    Speedy Jim, Jan 31, 2004
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    Joe Kaffe Guest

    I bought the same vehicle and have been getting about 25/mpg in the city. No
    road trip yet so highway milage is unkown. The vehicle currently has about
    1700 miles on it, but the mpg hasn't changed much since day one. Chilly, but
    not cold here in Las Vegas. No AC in use at this time, other than turning it
    on for a few minutes every 10 days or so. If you live in a "cold" climate,
    I would expect your mpg to be reduced. I know when I lived in Minnesota, my
    mpg was always lower in the winter... no matter what vehicle I was checking!
    (Part of the reason for the reduced mpg was the ethanol blend used in the
    winter, and a good part of if was because I almost always let engines warm
    up before driving in that harsh climate.)
    Joe Kaffe, Jan 31, 2004
  6. Gary

    Gary Guest

    Thanks for your comments. That is what I have been figuring, extreme
    cold weather, new engine and more city driving than highway. This is
    my first new car ever so I was a bit concerned. All the other cars
    were 5-6 years old.

    Gary, Feb 1, 2004
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    kcw Guest

    I couple of years ago, took my Accent from NJ to Florida (over a
    thousand miles). I paid pretty good attention to my gas, and got about
    32 highway and 24 tourist (and I do mean tourist)

    The car was probably about 8 months old at the time. I forget the
    mileage on it.

    kcw, Feb 7, 2004
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    Xiaoding Guest

    I saw that thread, but it was to late to reply. "Warm dry air" is NOT
    best for defrosting windshields...the winshield is solid glass, is
    does not care how wet or dry the air is. The AC running reduces the
    rate at which the ice defrosts, becuase the air is cooler. The
    decision was made to run the AC because it prevents fogging, NOT
    because it's better for defrosting. I would prefer the AC off, I can
    de-fog myself. I'll be pulling some wires one of these days. :)
    Xiaoding, Feb 10, 2004
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