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Poor gas mileage in a 2008 Saturn Hybrid Vue

In May, 2008, soon it was getting around 30 miles to the gallon. Since the summer, it's dropped to 24 -25 mpg. Service dept. says it's a problem with Ethanol in gasoline. Is there any indication that other hybrid Vues are getting less than the promised mileage? Our dealer won't call Detroit to find out. If it is the ethanol then I know we're out of luck. If not, then what could have happened to lower the mileage 16 - 20%
Thanks for any help.
Kathy Golitko White

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    only getting 8-10 miles a gallon

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You are always going to get worse gas mileage with E85 than regualr gasoline.  My sister has a colbalt and she mixes 1/2 gas and 1/2 e85.  The dealer told her she could do this to improve mileage.  I would not try it in your car unless you check with the dealer first, it could mess your engine up if you do it.  If you are getting that mileage with gasoline, then i would change spark plugs to bosch platnium 2 or something that allows more spark.

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