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Old 09-02-2009, 01:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
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The US EPA's combined estimates are very close to what the average driver will achieve with any given car model. The EPA gives 27 mpg for 2009 Nissans with the 2.0 L engine and 6 speed MT, and 24 mpg with the 2.5 L engine.

A serious hypermiler can get 160-170% of '08 EPA combined mileage with a manual transmission car, so that's 43.2-45.9 mpg with the 2.0S, and 38.4-40.8 mpg with the SE-R.

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Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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