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Hey all, looking for suggestions on improving my Gas Mileage. I've got a 2005 manual transmission Spectra. I'm working part time as a delivery driver and I'm only getting about 22 MPG. Even with city driving and my lead foot I'd expect a little more out of it.
 

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A little more is all you'll get. 22 MPG (US gallons I presume) is about right for a medium car in the city with a lead foot. Our medium cars (Cerato, Mazda) get 24 MPG with the usual trips being 5 or 10 km and no lead foot (social events rather than delivery). I consider the fuel consumption pretty good for 2 litre autos. Test the car on the freeway; It should get about 36 MPG. Hope your MPG figures are real world, not trip computer.

Tyre pressures; check for brakes dragging; tune-up; don't carry excess weight; maybe change to "green" tyres. The usual stuff. Good luck.
 

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Hey all, looking for suggestions on improving my Gas Mileage. I've got a 2005 manual transmission Spectra. I'm working part time as a delivery driver and I'm only getting about 22 MPG. Even with city driving and my lead foot I'd expect a little more out of it.
I would consider that decent mileage. I have the 2005 as well but in an automatic and I haven't gotten over 16mpg on a tank yet.
 

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City driving will kill your mileage no matter what you do. That is not to mention having a heavy right foot as well. I wouldn't consider 22MPG that bad...

Wry 'Cuda touches on some good points - get a tune-up (new spark plugs, air filter, spark plug wires, etc.), adjust brakes as needed- specifically your e-brake, inflate tires to proper pressure (on the higher side won't hurt), empty your trunk and backseat of all unnecessary weight, get touring tires vs. all-seasons.
 
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