Re: Bad Gas Mileage!!!
At 29 mpg, have you lifted the hood to make sure it's a 4 and not a 6? Just seems odd that you can't get mid-30's like so many others.
Heck, I even got 36.4 one time and one time only (so far) while driving 60 mph from Knoxville, TN, to Louisville, KY. It was October 2011, and it was 234.8 miles using just 6.453 gallons. Funny thing is my trip meter said 234.8 and my odometer difference from the previous fill-up was 264 miles. I must have written down one or the other incorrectly, and I think it was the previous odo. The DIC indicated 36.5 when I filled, so when it calculated out to 36.386 mpg I was elated! And it only took setting the cruise on 60 and then just steering it. I only had to get up to 65-70 a time or two to wiggle out of heavy traffic, but then I took my foot off the gas and settled back into 60. I'm gonna try it again someday, not sure when, and see if I can get it again. I don't consider it an anomaly, but instead it's a rare event that I drive less than the posted speed limit.
If I calculate driving only 234.8 miles on 6.453 gallons I get my posted 36.386 mpg. However, if I use the odo difference (rounded to nearest mile) of 264 on the same fuel, it calculates out to 40.911 mpg. I highly doubt I did that good on a V6, but if I could do it again I'd reconsider that statement!