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Old 11-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A typical glide from 40-25 mph in my boxy (8.77 CdA) xB is ~30 seconds, and almost every subcompact to mid-size car does better. Adding a 30 second glide to the data yields the following results:


The results get better with lower speeds. My pulse:glide ratio is 1:3 (10:30) in fourth gear 25-40 mph P&G. It's 1:5 (8:40) in third gear 15-32 mph P&G. It's 1:10 (3:30) in second gear 11-25 mph P&G.
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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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