Top Vehicles MPG (US)
Gasoline cars, last 90 days...
1.1992 Honda civic VX91.5
2.1994 Honda Civic VX VX80.1
3.1991 Honda Civic Wagon DX73.82
4.1993 Honda Civic VX72.48
5.1994 Geo Metro 72.22
6.2014 Mitsubishi Mirage DE71.27
7.2005 Toyota Echo 68.41
8.1992 Honda Civic CX65.73
9.2012 Toyota Aygo T2 Air62.54
10.1998 Honda Civic DX Coupe61.84
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Started by oil pan 4 in forum: General Efficiency Discussion - 503 replies

Boat tail project based on a single wheel trailer...

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Started by BamZipPow in forum: Aerodynamics - 588 replies
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