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Old 09-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mr. Bean - '95 Honda Civic VX
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90 day: 67.13 mpg (US)

Big White - '00 Ford F-250 4x4 Super Duty XL
90 day: 12.66 mpg (US)
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Finally broke 60 mpg (bone stock '95 Honda Civic VX)

Filled up the VX today and recorded 62.92
Not bad for a 100% stock 95VX. Little more than driving mods.(eoc, p&g), and running 50psi on tires. Psg mirror is folded in but as of right now no other aero mods. Next step a few mods and see where she goes. Nice how really paying attention to how you drive can pay you back in so many ways.

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lean and Mean - '98 Honda Civic HX
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Nice! You've pretty much put the $9000 Civic VX built by Import Tuner magazine to shame, with a basically stock car.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, as I have less than a third of the cost of theirs into mine.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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90 day: 26.59 mpg (US)

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nice!

Civics have viturally no blind spot...you can completely remove the passenger mirror...then replace it with a wide angle rear view mirror

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well as I have tinted windows on my vx Wa state requires that I have a psg side mirror. Planning on going with an interior convex should fit the bill.
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Old 09-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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CA requires a passenger mirror too... but still roll without one because i live in the danger zone.

I got pulled over by highway patrol once because i was driving to slow...the cop asked me what all my stuff is on my car..i told him its aero to help with mpg...he laughed...gave me a verbal warning about my missing mirror.... then he left.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congrats, Bugzilla. What type of driving was the 60 mpg tank (cruising speed, conditions, traffic, etc)?
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Awesome. And no "lightweight shifter knob" for thirty bucks!
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Very nice. Welcome to the 60mpg club.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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60mpg tank was 60/40 hwy/city. 55mph on hwy most of the time. City was touch and go but nothing really slowing me down. Weather warm and dry. In reality I was shocked. Was expecting right about 58 as usual. 62.92 was a pleasant surprise.

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