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Old 06-09-2017, 11:52 PM   #731 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SH@UN View Post
If we ever need to haul anything, unless it's really huge, we can usually fit it in the back of my wife's little HRV with the back seats down. And that thing still gets around 30 mpg with mixed driving. Not bad for a little SUV.
Being made with the Fit's platform enhanced its utilitarian aspect, even though the Fit still feels roomier.

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Originally Posted by vskid3 View Post
It was only about a mile ride home at maybe 15MPH max, so they should be fine.

Wasn't planning on the plant, original reason for going was to get a pot and potting soil for another plant that is getting too big for its current pot. My wife has been wanting a hanging plant for the front porch, ended up with a multilevel hanging strawberry, we'll see how it does.

A nice side effect of taking the bikes and trailer is it limits how much we can get.

Maybe I should start making my wife happy too. They say that stomach is the way to the heart, maybe it's plants this time. Eventually, they will go to the stomach after harvest.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:59 AM   #733 (permalink)
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Had a good run yesterday for a Craigslist score. Hooked the trailer up to the Fit (the wife wanted me to hook it up to the minivan and was worrying) and went 65 miles to get a washer and dryer. I wanted to gas up on the way out, but the card readers at the pumps were down- I hate paying ahead based on a guess and had enough gas to get where I was going, so I left.

I bought the stuff, loaded them up and found a gas station half a mile away. Pulled into the driveway with 64.5 miles on the tank. A good chunk was interstate, the rest was built up suburban "highways" crowded with Sunday drivers and stoplights.

37.7 mpg for the trip.

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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 07-31-2017, 01:01 PM   #734 (permalink)
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That works Fat Charlie. As you know, if you drive for the conditions, it doesn't take a monster to pull a trailer. Hat's off to your good example!

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