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Old 07-16-2009, 08:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Location: Yorba Linda, CA
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The Clunker (retired) - '90 Honda Accord EX sedan
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90 day: 29.49 mpg (US)

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90 day: 18 mpg (US)

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The ignition switch failed on the Clunker right after I got it, but before I started hypermiling. Turned out that it was a dealer-only part. Fortunately, the electronics portion of the switch was separate from the actual keylock part, and it only took about 10 minutes to replace the electronic part. If yours is the same way, but you can't get it from the dealer, you might try to find a younger car in the junkyard. (The 2G Legacy lasted through '99, so maybe one from that year would fit.)

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