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Old 08-01-2008, 06:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Oh, yeah if you interested in city mileage, the Cobalt isn't the greatest candidate. I usually got 20-21 in city. My sister could push it as low as 17-18.

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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if i had one i think i could easily achieve 50-60 mpg.
thats if i carried my % over. I would love to have that car because my mileage is lower than that epa but in a truck.
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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i dunno it is a cobalt..... most people at my work get the same milage as i do, cause of there high gearing and large hills....but those are autos
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I live in the foot-hills of the large mountains in east Kentucky. I have noticed no loss of MPG in the mountains if I drive right. That means when I am going up a steep mountain, I gear it so my RPM stay below 2,000- more like 1,200 at times. Then when going down a steep mountain I often gear it to Neutral to coast for many miles while my engine idles around 900RPM or so. But I do gear-down a little for stops and some times gear down to keep from smoking my brakes when going too fast down from a mountain top. The key for me is to coast as much as I can without holding up any traffic- so far it seems to be working as my avg MPG is now going UP about 1/2MPG each day I drive it, but the car is still being broke-in from new.

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