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Old 11-29-2011, 11:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by jonbest View Post
Looks like I'm not the first, or even second, Virginia newbie this week! I've got a 1998 Civic DX sedan (manual), bought new, that I expect I'll be driving for quite a while.
Congrats on the progress. I have the same car, except that mine is a coupe. And I bought it at Williamsburg Honda 10 years ago. Check my fuel logs and my car's profile page and you might find ideas for yours. I'm up at 65+ mpg now. And your conditions are excellent for higher numbers. Get an Ultra Gauge. It's worth it. Hypermiling alone should get you across the 40mpg line. You could boost your tire pressure, remove the AC belt, and PS belt easily. Start a fuel log on EM to track your progress.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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