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Old 09-04-2019, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
90 day: 48.49 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
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90 day: 29.88 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
90 day: 42.15 mpg (US)

Latios - '08 Suzuki SV650SF
90 day: 64.56 mpg (US)

Mazda 3 - '14 Mazda 3 i Sport
90 day: 43.25 mpg (US)
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2019 Sentra rental. Ask away!

So my accord got rear ended, just dropped it off at the shop. Crash video to come when it is repaired and everything paid for. Not my fault, car TWO cars back neglected to brake, then slammed into the car behind me, who then hit me. Back two cars probably totaled.

I specifically requested an economy class car, instead of the intermediate one that they usually give. Was hoping for something along the lines of a nissan versa, chevrolet spark, or mitsubishi mirage. Was surprised when it turned out to be a sentra, whether than it a pleasant surprise is not really clear. This sentra still pulls down some pretty decent mileage though. I was supposed to pick it up the one day a week that I have my long school commute, but apparently they don't accept provisional licenses. I didn't have time to go to the DMV real quick, so I missed out on what likely would have been a 60+ mpg highway trip. Its gonna be returned before the next week comes around unfortunately.

Broke my V6 Accord's 52.0 mpg record on the first drive. Is the lie-o-meter accurate? Who knows.

Not a bad looking car.

Its got an engine. Yep.

Car is rated at 29 city, 37 highway. I wasn't expecting it to be that high when I saw it had a 1.8 liter engine, not the 1.6 I thought it had. Car has a CVT of course, like many new cars, the rubberbanding is real. HOWEVER, when you get up to speed you can coax it to drop the rpms by reducing throttle, and they will stay down to an extent. I was seeing 1250 RPM at 45 mph. To compare, my V6 accord does around 1500 at that speed.
This is my first time driving a CVT car.

Tires were between 35-38 PSI, I bumped them all to 45.

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-Kaze o tatakaimasen-

Best trip in V6: 52.0
Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in Mazda: 49.9
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in SV: 83.9

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