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My 2004.5 Kia Spectra 2.0 ( auto tranny) consumes over 14 litres for per 100km, and it's mainly for urban use and with aircon on. Is it normal, or too much consumption ? It is said it consumes about 10 liters for city and 7 liters for express way. Anybody can share his experiences ? Thanks a lot.
 

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I have the same car. 2005..... imo they are not very good on gas. Best I ever got was 33mpg imp gal on the highway. Kia claims 46. I'd be happy with 40 but 33 at best just sucks...
 

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I have a standard '05 spec 5 and i am only getting 24mpg. I live in canada and my average tank is giving me 550km mostly highway. I keep trying to get that number up. Kia told me the 5 speed model was 6.6L/100km and a 55L tank. I am 2 blocks from the highway and I feel i should be getting more. My calculations tell me that is 833km/tank(520.8333miles/tank). Kia boast 35mpg for the 5 speed model.
 

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Hello everyone;

My 05 Spectra EX (1st Generation) consumes an average of 37miles per galons or 6.7liters per 100 kilometres.

I noticed that if you inflate your tires 2pounds above recommandation, so from 30 to 32, you will notice a difference.

14500Km, AC on all the time, 5 speeds manual, work commutes of 68km per day at 50% highway (80-100Km/H) 50% city driving.

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IceAge, you are driving 80-100km/h??? maybe that is why you are getting good milage. I sit at 130-140km/h and about 4000rpm on the highway. I am going to up my tire pressure in the morning.

What speed is everyone else driving and what are the rpms?

This car has variable valve timing and the powerband is at 3000+rpms. Maybe i will try to drive slower for a tank and see if there is a difference.
 

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Originally posted by jackass@Aug 7 2005, 01:52 AM
IceAge, you are driving 80-100km/h??? maybe that is why you are getting good milage. I sit at 130-140km/h and about 4000rpm on the highway. I am going to up my tire pressure in the morning.
:beer: Hello "jackass";

If you continuously drive this speed on highway, I do not recommand that you up your tire pressure, you may start to loose some of the traction at the speed and end up in the ditch.

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