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Old 07-26-2017, 11:43 PM   #511 (permalink)
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so... I want to ask. Hypermiling a Gen 1 Insight will easily get over 70mpg? I ask because I'm successfully in the mid 60's in my VX and am considering buying a G1 Insight. Will I be able to easily beat my VX numbers using similar driving techniques?

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Old 07-27-2017, 01:17 AM   #512 (permalink)
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Get a 5MT if you want to go for ultimate MPG. Most of these cars aren't going to be up to spec when you buy them. You'll need to make sure it's got the RE92's, good indexed plugs, clean EGR, 0W-20 oil, and the stock underbody aero panels. Once the car is up to spec, the last thing is the hybrid battery. I've never had a good battery and I've been able to get tanks above 70. I think having a good one will let you go even higher.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:44 PM   #513 (permalink)
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If the car is well-maintained, simply driving in a straight line at 50-55 will net 100mpg. They're a lot lighter than a VX, and have regenerative braking and auto-stop, so they're more forgiving in city environments too. Even your average driver will usually still get 60+ tanks so long as it's not all stop and go.

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