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Springtime 1000 mile fuel economy. DO NOT VOTE UNIL READING FIRST POST!

  • Less than: 34.0 MPG(US) 40.8 MPG(UK) 6.92/100Km

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Many members have commented that they saw a significant drop off in fuel economy during the cold winter months. Well now that Spring has sprung in many parts of the world, we need to see what kind of mileage we are getting now.

Here are the parameters of this poll:

1. This poll will run for just the next 90 days,
in summer we will have another poll to see the effects of hot weather.

2. To participate, at your next warmer weather fill up, reset your fuel economy "B" meter

3. Drive at least 1000 miles (1600 kilometers)

4. After driving 1000 miles, check what your "B" fuel economy meter reads, and vote only then. Also post to this thread with your actual miles driven and actual observed fuel economy. Ideally post a picture of your results if you are bragging!

5. Remember, the poll only lets you vote once, so don't vote before you hit 1000 miles.
 

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^ Purchased mine at the first of Sept last year. Having come from my 2007 Civic Hybrid (HFP package with 18" rims/tires) I can pretty much accurately reflect what my mileage is in warmer weather. It was still pretty warm here last Sept.

And can definitely attest to the difference in mileage in colder weather vs warm.

My 37-38 would be compared to my 34 or so I get now. I am 90% in sport mode and 7 mile commute back and forth to work.

On a highway trip averaging 60-65mph over 30 miles, easily get 39-42 in the cold weather and about the same in warm temps. Longer drives gets everything warm and comfy regardless of temp (unless maybe in extreme situations)

I am also in an area where your either going uphill or downhill.
 

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The directions are hard to follow. Urge to click.
We are side tracking this serious and very useful thread and poll.. but... In this case, not my fault... So....

What, there are instructions/directions???? :blush:

Darnit, knew I was missing something... :cry:

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Well, I guess we can see who doesn't read the directions prior to assembly.

I think we can ask Bizzy or Mike to reset the poll and it will cancel out all the votes made so far

Bizzy?
 

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Scotty and go marlins haven't driven 1000 miles since this poll was posted either...maybe the op can reset it? I love the idea.

Hell we should make it a contest. Let's all throw in a few bucks and award it to the highest and lowest mileage people. :)
 

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We should also all participate in fuelly.com for the duration of the 1000 miles and friend each other up. It will be fun!
 

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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that Scotty and go marlins haven't driven 1000 miles since this poll was posted either...maybe the op can reset it? I love the idea.

Hell we should make it a contest. Let's all throw in a few bucks and award it to the highest and lowest mileage people. :)
No, but drove a 1000+ before it got cold here and with 3 years of driving a Civic Hybrid (which I traded in for the CR-Z) in both conditions, pretty well edumacated.... No leased porsche for me... to compare against...
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Consider yourself lucky, friend! ;)
Maybe... Probably putting kids through college and previous very low military pay made the decision on the Civic Hybrid purchase more smart or a necessity than lucky....

But, was very educating on driving the IMA system and differences between road conditions, weather, terrain etc... I don't get as good mileage from the CR-Z but I know what I will get in different situations.

There is only 3 votes on this one. Plenty of room for 30-40 additional votes which will tell the tale so to speak.
 

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Recently reset my trip meter. Will be voting shortly. Hopefully in a week or two.
 

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Okay!!! Finally meet criteria. After over 1k I got an average of 47.0mpg.

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Truth be told. I was driving very conservatively to maintain this average. 70% Hwy 30% city. On hwy, I follow speed limit but drop down to -5mph speed limit where traffic permits. Of course normal California hwy congestion. City driving maintained posted speed limit. Very difficult to maintain average especially on my second tank when I felt like I wanted to give up since the weather and traffics were horrendous. Persistence paid off. Tire pressure maintained at 32psi cold. Trip varies from 2 miles per trip to 50 miles per trip. Equally divided among the trips. Consist of rolling hills, steep incline and flat roads. An idea for those living in SoCal. Travel through 4 different counties (LA County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County).

Happy trekking all!!! :vtec:
 

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I've been seeing at least 2 mpg higher since it got in to the 50's instead of the 30's. But, it could also be that I'm more experienced and also that the car is getting broken in....I'll wait until the next fill up and reset "B". And I promise I won't click before 1,000 miles!
 
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