Originally Posted by hawkgt647
Considering the age of your car, I was wondering when it was serviced (air filter, oil, oil filter, etc.) and if it's due for a tune-up. That could boost your mileage.
Wheel alignment & front wheel bearings - something else to check.
Does it have A/C? If so, minimize using it.
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Thanks for the idea. The fact is that my goal is to save money and not get the best fuel mileage. Giving the car all that extra stuff could help but it will certainly cost more money than it is worth. (Not the car worth.)
I have no reason to beleive that the wheel alignment is off.
I dont use the AC.
I had this same type of car before with a manual transmission. Although it got better than this it was not the 40 mpg that i have seen reported for this type of car.
Its a great car but financially doing those things would pass the point of diminishing returns. I dont see a need to get all that stuff changed and a tune up for an extra mile or 2 a gallon.