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Old 12-30-2012, 01:01 AM   #16
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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My Ride: 2002 325i 2004 325Ci
I live in Albuquerque and we are at.5200' elevation. I have two E46s one is an automatic 02 325i average mileage in mixed driving is 22 mpgs. My other is car an 04 325ci 5-speed and I have been averaging 24 mixed driving. On a recent trip to Denver I averaged 29mpg going and coming back 31 mpg with my 325ci. I've also notice my mileage is better in the summer and I always use 88-89 octane. Sometimes I use 91 octane and I have noticed 1 mpg improvement. All mileage is calculated and every fillup is recorded. I have installed KN filters an maintain tire air pressure. I probably would get better mileage on my automatic if I remove the roof rack.
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