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Old 04-20-2019, 03:42 AM   #40 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 27.07 mpg (US)
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I've run all my vehicles out of fuel, most of them multiple times. The Prius is actually rated 10.4 gallons, but it always clicks off at 10.2. I can probably get 0.2 more in if I filled up the filler neck too, or just gave the pump a couple more squeezes.

Tank size is an estimate, but it' pretty darn close.

Once I calculated I could go 500 miles on a tank, and the car ran out of fuel as I turned into the petrol station. I coasted to a stop exactly as the odometer rolled to 500.

I know how much range I have left in all my vehicles within about 5 miles of error. Whereas the fuel light and needle cause my wife anxiety, I relax and figure the best place to stop for fuel knowing I'll make it.
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