In Reply to: Gas "Poll" for 2.3 owners posted by Eric Cartman on June 08, 1999 at 23:25:09:
: For whatever reason (be it the shape of the gas tank, or whatever) every gas gauge I've ever seen shows much less gas consumption through the first half of the tank, but my 2.3 flies through the second 1/2 of its tank.
: I drove 90 spirited miles (w/ top down) on of my first 1/4 tank. However, if history repeats itself I should get about 300 miles out of my tank (most of it from the first half tank of gas.)
: I was wondering what kind of gas mileage other 2.3 owners were getting. On average I seem to be getting about 21 mpg.
: - Eric
i could be wrong but it is my understanding that they have the gas gage setup to show that you are on empty even though you are not. it's sort of a built in safety feater to keep people from running out of gas.