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Old 07-08-2015, 03:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't, but see this guy's Civic hatch fuel log. It has the same engine as the tourer.

His economy is not as impressive as the record attempt but still envyable, to say the least.
What is really impressive is the comparison to other Civic diesels...

The bad thing on articles like this is that it makes people believe they can buy that car and get that kind of economy without a lot of effort.
But the Civic 1.6 diesel on Spritmonitor averages 4.9 l/100 km, Tourer 5.1 l/100 km.
More than twice the record attempt fuel usage. By people that are economy conscious enought to maintain a fuel log.

Nonetheless, kudos to Honda, and this may raise fuel economy awareness overall.
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