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Old 01-01-2020, 08:02 AM   #18 (permalink)
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The Turdis - '05 Smart Fortwo Cabrio Passion
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Weirdly, the Smart feels happiest in the 65-75mph rev range. Some quirk of the torque curve and gearing, I guess. Either way, at a disciplined 70 on a flattish motorway, warm weather, favourable traffic conditions, she does about 62-63 MPG imperial.

I never take much notice in the Volvo because Mrs Lemmy drives it too, and efficiency is of little interest to her so the peak figures aren't what they would be if it were driven solely by myself.

2004 Smart Fortwo 0.7 petrol.
Many, many bicycles.
2019 Volvo XC90 T8 - 400BHP plug in hybrid insanity.

All journeys I do under 10 miles are human powered - I make journeys, not excuses..
2019 mileage - 1900 by car, 7100 by bicycle.
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