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Old 09-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
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Hi! I have a soft spot for a 96 with D16Y7. Is yours a stick? It can offer a whole lot of mileage if you push for it. I second (and third and fourth etc) the call for a gauge. Seeing what affects mileage in real time is the best mileage improver there is. I have the Scangauge-II.

Short-shift it (2000 rpm), keep about 1/2 throttle when you're accelerating, use neutral whenever you're not accelerating.

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