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Old 07-02-2019, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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70 MPG challenge (non-hybrid gasoline and diesel cars)

I'm going to record a 70 MPG tank this summer. This is an invitation to anyone else to take that up as a challenge. Get at least one 70 MPG tank anytime between now and the autumnal equinox in late September and you get this picture of a custom hat for the 70 MPG Club. It's rare and elite!







THE LIST (no particular order):

PaleCivic (96 Civic DX)
PaleFit (08 Fit Sport)
Winter-beater-Metro (00 Chevy Metro)
BlackFly (98 Metro)
Sport Coupe (92 Ford Tempo GL)
AerocivicLB (92 Civic CX/VX)
The Little Car (00 Chevy Metro)
Nut Wagon (91 Civic Wagon DX)
Daox's Paseo (97 Toyota Paseo)
Others...?

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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 07-02-2019, 12:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Insight - '06 Honda Insight MT
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I'm guessing de-hybrid-ized cars don't count?
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
90 day: 22.68 mpg (US)

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At this point I'll be glad to get my Metro to 50 by the end of summer, right now averaging 38 mpg, but I drive lots of hills and the engine needs a ring job about 40,000 miles ago, I think I have more blow-by than compression.

Even at 38, it has cut my fuel costs nearly in half over driving the Buick I had, and my pickup would cost me nearly 4 times as much if I had to drive it every day.
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Team Honda
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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I'm guessing de-hybrid-ized cars don't count?
Hell yes they count. Let's get the unofficial EM 70 MPG Club off the ground with some former hybrids in the mix!
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Old 07-02-2019, 05:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Heck, I'm just trying to hang onto #10 of 10 in the top hybrid list!

Good luck, looks like you've done it once before.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
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Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

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If an extreme P&G short fill counts, I could be in with .38 more mpgs!
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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... Good luck, looks like you've done it once before.
Yeah, back in 2014, but that one has always had an asterisk in my mind because it was a short tank. I want a full 10-11 gallon tank.

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If an extreme P&G short fill counts, I could be in with .38 more mpgs!
Okay, that'll count too. a full tank gets a picture of the hat, and a single run gets the below picture of a bumper sticker. Both are exclusive! Get the Ford into the 70 mpg club!

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Old 07-03-2019, 12:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
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Do miles flat towed behind another vehicle count?
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Old 07-03-2019, 05:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The Little Car - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 88.17 mpg (US)

The Big Car - '94 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon
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I just updated my fuel log.

Do I qualify?

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Old 07-04-2019, 12:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
90 day: 3671.43 mpg (US)
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I just updated my fuel log.

Do I qualify?

-Funkhoss
Yessir. And you have not failed to get a 70+ mpg tank since December! Also you are at like 149% of EPA. Pretty amazing. My best tank was probably 130%.

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Do miles flat towed behind another vehicle count?
Haha! That's probably gotta be outside bounds for the integrity of this prestigious certificate.

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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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