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Old 02-17-2014, 09:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Location: NW Ohio, United States
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Silver Flea - '05 Honda Insight
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If you've caught the bug, and read further, 37-40 will soon be unsatisfactory mileage.

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Agree with everything written, there are many reasons I like vehicle performance in maximizing efficiency rather than maximizing top speed, or tire shredding.
-If the speed limit is 35, it is 35 regardless if I have 60 HP, 305 HP, or had a GT500 with 662 HP.
-It is much cheaper to replace RE-92s every 100k than Michelin Pilot Super Sport every 30.
-Pushing a low power lightweight car on the street is a lot more fun than a high performance car.
-When POWER is the name of the game, the winner is who has the most cash. Most money for tires, exhaust, intakes, superchargers/turbochargers/twinchargers, suspension, so on.
-When fuel economy is the name of the game, the winner uses their imagination, creativity, and resourcefulness to do the best they can.
-Winning isn't just pushing the pedal all the way down.

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Mustang - 54.83 mpg (US) at the Green Grand Prix
Insight - 82.91966 mpg (US) over 818.5 miles.
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