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Old 02-16-2009, 12:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

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My bro-in-law has a 3s hatch. Watch out for the electric power steering. It stays off, even after you restart the engine, UNTIL YOU DROP BELOW (about) 20 MPH. Then, most likely in the middle of a turn, it kicks back on. It's manageable if you are expecting it, scary if you're not.

Another source about idling vs shutting down:

11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
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