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Old 10-06-2010, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My 2007 Mustang V-6 with the 5-speed "bolt action" should get between 17 (city) and 25 (highway), according to EPA's 2008 revised estimates. I had to start it in my garage to charge the battery a couple of times during the winter of '07-'08 to get a fill under 25 MPG. Since I found ecomodder.com, the only time I get less than 29 MPG on a fill is on road trips. And I haven't gotten through a tank yet without "putting 100% spurs to it" or squealing the tires at least once.
Maybe some aero mods will help my highway MPG.
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The flat torque curve that those 3.5L ecoboost engines put out is amazing. I am glad the new F150's will have them, I just hope they are moderately priced.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There is no ecoboost mustang as far as I know. Not yet at least.
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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There is no ecoboost mustang as far as I know. Not yet at least.
Not yet but it would not surprise me if they bring out ecoboost option for most all models .I think that would be good idea ,depending on cost of course . Read somewhere there also bring 6 speed DC auto's as option on many models too .
For Mustang I could see a small V6 ecoboost work nicely, somewhere in the 3.2-3.4 L size(just destock the 3.5L ) , power/TQ but still some better mpg . As the Mustang is a lot lighter than the ecoboost Taurus .

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Old 10-10-2010, 05:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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My 07 Mustang GT is rated 15/23, and right now I'm running ~21-22 mpg on my daily commute. Highway trips easily hit 26+ mpg at 70 mph. The 31 highway mpg of the new v6 means 35+ mpg is within reach easy.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My 07 Mustang GT is rated 15/23, and right now I'm running ~21-22 mpg on my daily commute. Highway trips easily hit 26+ mpg at 70 mph. The 31 highway mpg of the new v6 means 35+ mpg is within reach easy.
Absolutely! My '07 V6 is rated 17/25, and I've only gotten under 25 ONCE! And since May, 2009 (when I found ecomodder.com), I haven't had a fill under 29 MPG (strictly commuting to work; road trips are another story...). I believe I could easily get 35 MPG out of an '11. I'm just not willing to pay for the depreciation on my '07 to prove it.
People have a hard enough time believing that Ive squeezed over 31 out of my '07. (without any mods or extreme hypermiling techniques)
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Our 2006 v6 mustang (manual trans) gets a mixed mpg of 25-26 mpg.. with no ecomod driving

Yolanda's commute is 35 miles, and its 50% highway (speed limit is 75), 2 miles dirt road, 8 miles 2 lane (50 mph zone) and the rest is through town. She is averaging 25-26 mpg.

On the freeway she tends to get in the upper 20's. When I get to commute to work with her car (pretty rare) I can get 30mpg average. Same 2 mile dirt, 8 miles 2 lane, but then its only 18 miles of freeway then another 2 miles on the ourskirts of town.

I use a few ecomod driving tips I've picked up here (coasting, constant load etc) and it has helped. I average about 1-2 mpg more than her on the same route.

Oh yea, the motor on our mustang is definitely broken in. Its creeping up on 150k miles.

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Old 12-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see what numbers people can get with the help here on the new F-150 ecoboost. Sounds promising....
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Does anybody have one of these 3.7L Mustangs yet?
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Word on the street is the SVO is comin back and...well...DUH, itll be sportin some sort of Ecoboost setup which I am VERY excited about. I miss my old 84 SVO and would consider goin into debt over a new one LOL
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