Poor fuel economy

Tiny
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  • 2008 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 45,000 MILES

My 2008 Honda civic (i bought it brand new, ) fuel economy is so bad. I try my best to take all precautions to ensure the fuel economy is improved (using tips after 'googling') but its not helping. I already change the plugs and fuel line components. What can I do next. Please advice.

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:04 AM

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Tiny
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How many MPG do you get local and highway?

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 10:53 AM
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16mpg local and 19mpg highway

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 2:35 PM
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That's pretty far out of line. Is the check engine light ever coming on?
Do you have stock tires and wheels?

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 4:55 PM
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How about the exhaust system? Is that stock?

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 5:00 PM
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The tires are not stock neither is the exhaust stock. The engine light is not on.I service it at 5000km interval consistently.
I have done all I know to do and I have not seen any improvement.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:07 AM
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The aftermarket tires and exhaust are likely the cause. The tires will dramatically change the gear ratio and the exhaust will effect the backpressure.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:24 AM
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Should I change the tires? If yes please recommend. What can I do about the exhaust?

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:55 AM
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The EPA fuel mileage estimates are assigned to the factory configuration of the vehicle. Aftermarket mods will always change that.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM
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What kind of tires should I buy to replace the ones am using now?

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 12:05 PM
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Everything should be exactly as the car came from the factory if fuel mileage is your priority.

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 AT 12:08 PM

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