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Old 11-02-2016, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
puddleglum
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Broke 40 mpg on my first full tank

I've finally started driving my new to me 2000 Echo on a regular basis this last month. I know 40 doesn't sound like much for an Echo, but I'm really pleased. When I bought it I was hoping for low to mid 30's this is a pleasant surprise. All my driving is stop and go city, mostly during bumper to bumper rush hour traffic and road construction. All my trips are short, 1-5 miles (avg is probably 2-3). My commute is only 4 miles each way and that is one of my longer drives. Temps have been 20-40*F with limited ability to plug in so getting it up to temp is a challenge. I've been focusing on winterizing mods which seem to be helping. I doubt I will maintain this once winter sets in but I'm still learning how to drive it so time will tell. I know for certain my technique has room for improvement. It's good to have a goal, right? No matter how bad it gets, it will still be way better than the 12-14 mpg I was getting in the van that this replaced.

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Almost all my driving is done 1-5 miles at a time.
Best short trip: 2.4 l/100 km, 3.9 km
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