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ok, this was only my 2nd tankful and I admittedly was having *fun* with the TSX the past few days. But using 93 octane here in NY and a mix of about 75% city/25% highway driving I only did 225 miles on 12 gallons = 18.75 MPG. I didn't write down the first fill-up (was just kinda excited to be whippin around in this car...)

Bought it used (Acura Certified) and it has 11k miles on it. I hope break-in was done correctly, but no way to really tell. Tire pressure is 32f/30r; no heating of the seats, no excessive idling, running engine while eating, etc.

I know there are so many variables, but while searching the forums, even others who were disappointed were getting ~20mpg (other than where there was some conversions going on that could be skewing the numbers...)

I'll give it another few tankfuls and monitor, but might be taking a trip back to the dealer to check out since it is so substantially below the advertised 22 city (and I am conservatively saying I've done about 25% highway on that tank...)
 

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ech, My first day w/ the car I got lousy Milage too, Its honestly prob just the way ur driving it somewhat.... Where On Long Island are u from, theres a few of us here from the Area, Personally Cold Spring Harbor Here
 

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Current gas mileage - give or take about 11,000 miles, and with about 50%/50%.
 

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Thanks.

Steve from Mid-Nassau here; Town o' Hempstead.

p.s. wife and I both love this car so I ain't complainin at all... But it is used, albeit certified, so I want to make sure I find everything out that may not be 100% perfect and get back to the dealer if need be.

Actually have like 40 months and about 40,000 miles left under warranty, so I don't know what my rush is. And this was only my first few tanks. But still, if there is an actual problem of some kind I'd like to get it rectified asap.

Also, the dealer said that all TSB;s would have been corrected in the certified process and I have no reason to believe otherwise except for my very "healthy" skepticism ("paranoia"?) But I am checking each out anyway just to make sure...

First time I have bought a "First-Year" model car which I'm always telling people not to do--but I drove the damn car and just couldn't leave without signing the papers!

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p.s. Wow--what a chart in prev. post. Looks like your trend hovers right around the 25mpg mark, with some actual mpg dips below 20. I'd be happy with that if that's what mine turns out to be (probably will...) I'll have to get my "excel for dummies" book out for me to try and create something even close to that tho...
 

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First and second tank I went about 380 miles on each. My third and current tank I am going to be hitting about (guessing off the top of my head) 50-100 miles more than that. I definitely think there is something to be said about break in. Maybe not specifically driving it carefully for 600 miles but once your car gets worn it, it performs better. Which doesn't really explain your problem, I guess. Sorry :(
 

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Its obviously the way you are driving the car. Unless you modifid the fuel/timing maps for the ECU I cant think of any other reason for a makred decrease in MPG.

Stay out of VTEC and you will get many more miles per gallon.
 

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welcome Steve :wavey: heheh another long islander. I agree with JoeB18R above - it's your driving - as you said 75% city. No reason this TSX is ripping you off ;)
 

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Hello, congrats, and welcome to the Club LI_NY_1 :thumbsup:

Joker - who thinks you drive like him.. putting your foot in it :ben:
 

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ive gotten a steady 400 km per tank since i got the car. except for highway trips i get 150%-200% of these results.

400km/tank. if your feeling bad, just remember i do worse
oh well, i drive the hell out of my car, and drive it nice when i need to, always evens out to bad milage
 

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No Doubt--it has been the most fun car I've ever owned and driven! And I still know that being so new to me, this one tank may not be indicative of the average mpg this car can provide.

Guess that with that said, and knowing that the EPA estimates are somewhat b/s compared to real world driving, still would have liked to see me hit the low side of the city/highway estimates.

Ah, but come to think about it, the car purrs and drives perfectly, so I'm not really going to dramatically reduce the fun factor to save a few mpg anyway, so what am I worried about? Who knows?

Well thanks for the chance to vent anyway.

Now maybe I'll learn some more about cold-air or other mods (tho I have not typically been a car-tinkerer...) and up the fun factor. Then maybe shoot for a low mpg forum record or fewest miles per tankful. Always good to have a goal in mind.
 

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LI_NY_1 said:
Now maybe I'll learn some more about cold-air or other mods (tho I have not typically been a car-tinkerer...) and up the fun factor. Then maybe shoot for a low mpg forum record or fewest miles per tankful. Always good to have a goal in mind.

Well attcually Some of those mods can help ur MPG...And Besides...I Probibly Have the Lowest MPG Record lol...good luck...but at least ur another Long Island guy... :mardi:
 

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Well attcually Some of those mods can help ur MPG...And Besides...I Probibly Have the Lowest MPG Record lol...good luck...but at least ur another Long Island guy... :mardi:
lol not they dont, because 99.999% of the time, after you install said mods you get on it a lot more ;)
 

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lol not they dont, because 99.999% of the time, after you install said mods you get on it a lot more ;)
Lol that is true...from a Tech Standpoint they can improve MPG...but Realisticly...hes right ull get on it alot harder
 

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Any of you LI'ers who have experience with the TSX and first-phase mods (cold-air intake maybe) interested in giving a quote on install? Or maybe recommend a shop from personal experience in mid-nassau area? I walk in to one of those speed-shops and I don't know my a_ _ from my elbow. Unlike Home Depot where I usually end up telling customers (and employees) where their stuff is located even tho I'm just a diyer with enough knowledge to be dangerous. But I haven't done anything with a car since my 1970 pale yellow Dodge Polara, where there was enough room to rig up a cot to sleep in the engine compartment.
 

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Quite Honestly...Its not worth it to Get it installed professionally, thell charge u way to much and Its none of the Installs are that difficult...you cant attempt it yourself...or once u attcually buy stuff, give me a PM and maybe we could work something out...
 

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If you guys want the spreadsheet I'm using, I can send a template.

Just IM me.
 

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lol are you serious? thats like taking your car to the shop in order to have your windshield wipers changed. installing an aftermarket intake takes a wrench, screw driver and like 20 minutes... if that.
 

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lol are you serious? thats like taking your car to the shop in order to have your windshield wipers changed. installing an aftermarket intake takes a wrench, screw driver and like 20 minutes... if that.
Yup... thats why I told him to PM me...and we'd Work something out Next time Im home
 

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lol are you serious? thats like taking your car to the shop in order to have your windshield wipers changed. installing an aftermarket intake takes a wrench, screw driver and like 20 minutes... if that.

Alright, alright. I'm getting lazy in my old age. And I really thought it was more involved - I stopped reading the diy instructions after I saw the taking bumper off step.

But now that it sounds like it is that simple, I may need to do this just so I can post here again w/o fear of retribution.


But I'll give myself at least 25 minutes before I get annoyed. Cause like all my other diy work: I may not be good but I'm slow...
 
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