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Old 07-10-2008, 05:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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EP3 - '03 Honda Civic Si
90 day: 31.73 mpg (US)

Scooter - '93 Honda Elite 80
90 day: 74.87 mpg (US)

Ape - '07 Aprilia Sportcity 250ie
90 day: 66.97 mpg (US)
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I have found with my archaic gas mileage tracking device(calculator after fill up) that i get the best city mpg shifting at 3k with rather unspirited acceleration. I haven't tried honda's recommended shift points because they seem way too high, but who knows maybe they work. I do alot of coasting down hills, to stop signs/lights, and sometimes shift 1235 to cruise in town. I might start turning off the ignition at longer lights and on a particularily good hill.

Also, i have heard alot of talk about it being more efficient to use the a/c with the windows up on the highway than to cruise with windows open. But is that only full open? Because i normally open them like 2 inches on the highway, is that better or is closed with a/c better? I'm sure optimal is closed with fan on, but that's not always possible. Also anyone know how much fuel our car uses at idle?
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