View Single Post
Old 07-26-2016, 04:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
Not Doug
Xist's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 9,377

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 35.36 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,370
Thanked 1,797 Times in 1,358 Posts
I looked long and hard for my HX and almost three years later, I still do not have an MPGuino. I knew my car was supposed to get better fuel economy at 65 MPH than 55, but that sounds too good to be true, right?

When I drove faster, I got worse fuel economy. I guess I drove too fast. Several tanks ago I decided to drive 65 instead of 55 and I went from 46 MPG to 48. That is not dramatic, only 2 MPG, about 4%, but while driving 18.2% faster?!

I drove home from my mother's house today and while I dislike speeding, I convinced myself to drive 65 in a 55 to save fuel.

Everyone still flew past me.
  Reply With Quote