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Old 09-23-2019, 02:20 AM   #171 (permalink)
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Old 02-05-2020, 02:37 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.8 mpg (US)

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I think my next step is going to have to be an air dam. The higher speed portion of my trip is what kills my mpg. I just can't maintain even 60 mpg at 50 mph constant speed.

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I'm seeing 60+ MPG on 50 MPH trips with multiple aero mods on the new-to-me Mirage. That includes some engine-off coasting on either end of the trip and on some hills in the middle.





I haven't cracked 70 on a single trip in normal (for me) driving since I got it, though. Then again, it is mid-winter. It'll be a piece of cake in warm weather.
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Old 02-05-2020, 11:09 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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... It'll be a piece of cake in warm weather.
Sounds like a challenge!
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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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Old 02-06-2020, 03:14 AM   #174 (permalink)
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