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Old 06-05-2013, 06:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
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I had a '98 Legacy 2.2 L manual, and it averaged 28mpg. Some tanks saw as high as 34, but only when doing a lot of very steep mountainous driving. I then bought a 2007 Outback 2.5 automatic thinking I could get similar economy, but even driving as conservatively as possible I averaged 24mpg.

Your 32mpg is phenomenal. I'm just shy of that in my 2-wheel drive 2.4L 6-speed Acura with a much lower CD.

I'm in the market for 3 more cars, and recently have been thinking how much I loved my Legacy. If I could get it to approach 30mpg, I'd probably get another one. The CVT Outbacks are supposed to get good mileage. What transmission do you have?
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