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Old 06-13-2017, 11:05 AM   #71 (permalink)
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Haha, give me a week to at least acclimate myself to the Civic. Plus it was raining!

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Old 06-14-2017, 09:59 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Alright, I managed 42 mpg driving normally last night on the way home. Pretty good considering its nearly all uphill.

This morning I tried my hand at EOC with P&G and got a good jump in FE. However, I forgot that the SG freezes at whatever MPG is on the screen when you key off on the car. I realized this about halfway through the commute, but still managed to do it once or twice afterdwards. So, my SG read lower than what I actually got. Still though, it said I managed 45 mpg on the way in.

Oh yeah, and I also finally put insurance on the car... I forgot until this morning!
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:39 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Meh. Insurance is for careless people with money to burn!

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PS: kill switch? That should solve the SG problem. Probably super easy to add.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:44 PM   #75 (permalink)
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Nah, no kill switch. I hope to have the Insight back on the road within a month. Then, the Civic will be sold. I'll live even if I only get 40 mpg till then.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #76 (permalink)
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The trip home last night was pretty good at 45 mpg, but the trip in today was wonderful. I only got stopped at one light and averaged 55 mpg. I did a lot of P&G with engine on coasting to get this. No killing the engine on this trip.
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Old 06-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #77 (permalink)
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Another 45 mpg home last night, and a very nice 56 mpg in today. I think I'm getting the hang of this car.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:38 AM   #78 (permalink)
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I took the Civic on a road trip this weekend to the MREA energy fair. It was about a 120 mile trip from my house and almost entirely freeway driving. Darin and I were taking bets on what kind of mileage I'd see in the Civic while doing 65-70 mph. Half the trip was at 65, the rest at 70 with a few miles on each end at lower speeds. Turns out this is what I got according to the not-yet-calibrated scangauge. If that is accurate, I am completely blown away. I did coast down hills and pulse speed up a bit before coasting, but there is a ton more steady speed driving than P&G there.

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If that's real, it's crazy good.

I don't have experience with that generation of Civic, but it seems unlikely to be getting THAT MUCH above its highway EPA rating at those speeds, no?

I was prepared to call B.S. / CALIBRATE!

But then... wait a second! When I looked it up, my old 'winter beater' 2007 Civic 1.8L 5-speed got way above its EPA highway rating at 60/70 mph (70 extrapolated):

Showing both the baseline & modded (15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed) speed vs. fuel economy for this Civic...

2007 Civic sedan 5MT (34 EPA hwy)



But don't forget this car had the light-load-fuel-sipper vtec-e engine.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:16 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Man, that '07 Civic was a nice car.

Your thread is making me nostalgic.

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