Mechanics

GETTING BAD MPG

1999 Lincoln Continental • V8 2WD Automatic • 163,200 miles

My 1999 Lincoln Continental has been getting around 14 MPG. I filled the tank this morning, and by the time I got home (Drove around town) I had 3/4 of a tank. From reviews i've read online, people say this car gets good MPG for the engine size (around 20-22 MPG) What reasons are there for this poor MPG? (Air Filter, Gas Type, Etc?) Or is it just from age?
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Brendan.boose
December 3, 2010.



If you are driving around town, you won't get 20 to 22 MPG. I would think 14 to 15.
You may want to tune it up if it hasn't had one for awhile.