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Old 03-18-2009, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

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Rise of the Evil Pumpkin

Well I am officially one tank into my new ride and boy am I impressed with the Scion xD's potential.

42.7 mpg tank average.

Mind you, I haven't driven a manual vehicle consistently for some time, so I have room to improve my technique for sure.
I will comment that the vehicle with its electronic steering responds beautifully to EOCing and the bump starts in 5th are so smooth I have to look down to make sure its back on.

This time I am going to push its limits stock before I start adding or removing parts to increase the FE. I'd like to set a proper baseline with the drivers talents maxed out.

Bring on the summer fuel ...

Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

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