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Old 08-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

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My commute:
10.6 miles total, 3 stop signs and 5 lights.

~3 miles of back country 2-lane with rolling hills, some steep enough to require 4th gear. 35-45 mph limits. 3 stop signs, very little traffic.

~4 miles of 3+3 lane 55 mph, with 3 lights. Traffic can be busy, but with three lanes, I have freedom to drive as I please.

~4 miles of 35-45 mph suburban 4-lane, 2 lights.

Work is slightly lower elevation than home, so my morning trips are a bit better. 90 mpg vs 83 home.

It's a pretty good route. There is a shorter route, 9 miles, but that's all 55 mph 2-lane. I have to drive faster for traffic. I can get 70 mpg on a good day. The longer route uses less gas as well as letting me push some ridiculous numbers.

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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