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Old 07-30-2019, 10:10 PM   #111 (permalink)
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I've somehow missed this topic for nearly the past month. Great idea! Its always helpful to have a bit of a push to get higher mpg.

Years ago (2009) I hit 70+ in my 1997 Toyota Paseo twice. P&Ged the crud out of that car haha.

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Ironically, I highly doubt the much more economical Mirage will ever achieve such a number. I'm finding it hard enough to get a 60 mpg tank. The car is just not aerodynamic enough mainly due to too much frontal area. That is where the Paseo really had the edge, small frontal area and decent cd.

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Old 07-31-2019, 12:39 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Do 70 mpg segments qualify? Round trips? I haven't tried any hardcore P&G with the Miata...
Yes they do! "SRA CLASS" = "Single Run Averge" gets the sticker picture, whereas the FTA (full tank average" gets the swankier hat picture. Proportion of swank may vary.

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I've somehow missed this topic for nearly the past month. Great idea! Its always helpful to have a bit of a push to get higher mpg. ...Years ago (2009) I hit 70+ in my 1997 Toyota Paseo twice. P&Ged the crud out of that car haha.
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Old 07-31-2019, 12:43 AM   #113 (permalink)
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I already know my next tank won't hit 70. Had a passenger which led to less attentive driving and more speed. :/
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I already know my next tank won't hit 70. Had a passenger which led to less attentive driving and more speed. :/
Chasing 70 mpg is like chasing The Whale. But are you Ahab or Ishmael?
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Old 07-31-2019, 02:04 AM   #115 (permalink)
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AH thot ah done good gettin' 48MPG fum ma 32MPG VEE-hickl. Now's ya wants 70MPG.
We'll.... I went fer a flat road drive in my 32MPG Accent, specifically to chase the 70MPG goal. Didn't think I could even get 60MPG..... even less. & I didn't. But, it was even worse than I thought it would be... only 52MPG. That was only 4-6 MPG more than my more general traffic & terrain driving last summer, when two tanks turned up 47+ & 48+ MPG. After 2 days, I checked my tire pressures, which I most often inflate to 40PSI. Three tires were 38PSI, but one was under 30PSI. So THAT may have had a lowering effect on MPG. Do you think one low tire could have lost 5 MPG? If I had used 87 octane ethanol-free gas (E0), THAT would have helped raise MPG. Four of my cars, normally gain 8% to 7% MPG, when burning E0, vs. E10. However, the Accent usually only gains 5% MPG over E10. Also, I may have been driving too slowly. More recent engine designs dote on low rpms to gain MPG. Both our 2013 & 2016 Elantras really pour out high MPG, when driving at 1500rpms, even lower. But our 2008 Accent, based on the 2006 Accent (even further back?) may want a slightly higher rpm. I don't know, if that is true.
Anyhow, the Accent, which I've been proud to drive in general country driving, didn't deliver what I hoped would have been 55MPG to 60MPG.

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Old 08-02-2019, 06:51 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Do mopeds count? lol
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Do mopeds count?
How is your moped, going up to 14,000+ foot Pikes Peak or Mount Evans? My 1980 geared-up 450cc Suzuki turned 77MPG, yet was one of the fastest (compared to cars) to 60MPH(in non-geared up version) back in them emission crippling days.

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I gave a 5 mile local slowish commute just about all I had in the Mirage the other day. This was the result. Not bad, but not 70+!

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The MPGuino in the MPGiata resets so often, I couldn't reliably attempt a 70 mpg segment. It reset 10+ times in ~50km today. I was in the low 60's and climbing, doing P&G.

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