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Old 12-25-2018, 09:34 PM   #107 (permalink)
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His (Benny) - '06 Honda Insight MT
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Gen-1 Insights
Last 3: 78.73 mpg (US)

Hers (Colson) - '13 Volvo S60
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Insight did even better coming home! 138.9 miles @ 78.0 MPG; outside temperature hovering around 34 F:

CEL is that sporadic P0420 catalytic converter code. Keeps appearing and disappearing on me. No bearing issues, and the wheel stayed on fine! I'm learning to be content with below 80 MPG in the winter, knowing it'll go up in the summer, plus I still have low hanging fruit with the belly pan and 3-button setup. I'm even considering a boattail next summer, but we'll see.

90 day average got a boost again. If it isn't already obvious, what I do is record all my trip FEs and compare them to the FCD tank fuel economy displayed and input that into the gas log. When filling up I adjust the numbers accordingly. FCD was <1 MPG high on my first tank.

Some goodies came yesterday, picked them up today when I got back home! Panoramic rearview mirror and Ecky's FAS setup that he graciously gave me.

Now for that shift knob to arrive (and Scott's belly pan!) so the Insight can be transformed!

EDIT: Seller on Ebay is selling Nokian winter tires in size 165/65R14 for $84.90 each....but they're called "SUV" tires and it says 16lbs each?? I thought the Nokians were 13 or 14 lbs...are they still the same tire or does the "SUV" completely change things?
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2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT, 284k: (Build thread)

2013 Ember Black Volvo S60 automatic, 101k (Fiance's car):

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