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Mileage ?
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zork Gary Robinson
N.ft.myers, FL, USA   USA
Just curious ! What kind of mileage are you getting with your stock 1275 ? Don't know what the
xmission is. Original I'm sure.
Just general driving, city and local hiways, no interstates. Not that brave !
Getting about 22mpg. And yes, am pretty heavy footed.
Thx
Gary

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ken472 Ken Petersen
Luverne, MN, USA   USA
I get about 29-30 when I take it easy and 25 when I drive harder. Depends on how much city vs rural miles too

padutchmidget Richard W
Landisville, PA, USA   USA
Low to mid 20s but I think my foot is pretty heavy.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
I get roughly 25 MPG with a 5 spd, mostly in -town driving.



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
In reply to # 3680591 by ken472 I get about 29-30 when I take it easy and 25 when I drive harder. Depends on how much city vs rural miles too

Same here but 1500/3.55

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72lynmidget Silver Member Lyndon Lashinski
Regina, SK, Canada   CAN
1971 MG MGB GT "RUSTY"
1972 MG Midget
23 to 25 with a heavy foot as well

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
24mpg, for all of the decades that I've owned it

By the way, when reading about British cars, they use larger gallons than we do so their published mpg numbers seem large compared to ours.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Even the 948cc engines didn't get much over 25 MPG when they were new. Long time ago a couple of friends and I took a BE and a VW Beetle from Ann Arbor Mi. to New Orleans for spring break and the VW kept beating the BE on gas mileage. To prove the BE could get better gas mileage my friend lean the mix on his BE to beat the VW. Sure enough we got over 30 mpg but burned the valves in the process. Since then I have always erred on the rich side of a fuel mix.



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

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Red midget Robert G
Honesdale, PA, USA   USA
When my '70 was new , I got 30-34 per gallon. Now I get about 24 mpg. I think it is the gas. Used to be over 100 octane and no ethanol. Any opinions?

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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
Opinions, on ethanol? Lots.

But it is a fact ethanol has lower energy content than gasoline.

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ken472 Ken Petersen
Luverne, MN, USA   USA
I never use ethanol in mine

S1 Elan Kurt. Appley
Akron, Ia., USA   USA
I figure a drop of 10% with ethanol blended gas but its easily 10% cheaper as well. I use it. I believe Bill M averaged over 40MPG on his trip from the west coast to "midget 50". Hope he will chime in. Around town no one gets too good of mileage but I would expect to be above 30MPG on two lane rural roads.

Kurt.

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ice Gold Member Larry Ice
Lawrenceville, GA, USA   USA
Never knew anyone back in the 60's-70's who got over 27-28 mpg from a Midget/Sprite. Our current gas is very different formula/blend from gas back then. Even considering ethanol blends, the gas is different.
Of course memory would never play a big part either....LOL!



Iceman

Atlanta GA

60 AH MK1
62 AH MKII
67 Midget
71 Midget

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Red midget Robert G
Honesdale, PA, USA   USA
The mileage I remember clearly from 40+ years ago. What I did earlier today is a mystery. By the way I never had a heavy foot.

GeorgeOhr Nonya Business
Yes, confused, USA   USA
In reply to # 3681503 by Red midget By the way I never had a heavy foot.

Calves then?

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