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Old 07-07-2019, 09:09 AM   #25 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.37 mpg (US)

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Originally Posted by teoman View Post
That is a hair above 4l/100km. (4.035)

My car is rated for 3.7 l/100km highway.

Best i could do on the highway was 4.3.
Best tank 5l/100km

I should be able to get 70mpg on the highway. No way in the city (atleast my city)
Maybe I should have specified U.S. gallons. I think you may have miscalculated the US MPG's equivalent to liters per 100 km. I think 70 MPG (US) is equal to about 3.4 L/100 km. Are you maybe thinking of English gallons?

Nonetheless, if you want to make it 70 MPG in UK gallons because that's what you use, then go ahead. You still win the picture!

Slowmover, above, seems to be interested in a standardized test, and seems to think that that's the only serious test. But this is really just a challenge for individuals and not a test. An individualized instead of standardized challenge means that whatever your personal baseline has been becomes the legitimate context for determining success.
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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