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California98Civic 07-02-2019 12:34 PM

70 MPG US (3.3 L/100 km) challenge (non-hybrid gasoline and diesel cars)
 
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I'm going to record a 70 MPG tank (someday). This is an invitation to anyone else to take up 70 mpg as a challenge, too. Score at least one 70 MPG tank or single run average anytime, year round, and you get inducted into the 70 MPG Club. There are vehicles on EM that have done much better than 70 mpg on a single tank, but only a few. And to my knowledge, only basjoos's "AerocivicLB" and funkhoss's "The Little Car" have ever achieved a Lifetime Average of 70 mpg or more. Their prize is community legend. For the rest of us, to commemorate our rare status, we will get digital prizes, such as being added to "The List of Winners" below.

THE LIST OF WINNERS (in no particular order):

1. FTA (Full Tank Average)

Lupo 3L --> 2L ('00 VW Lupo diesel)
PaleCivic (96 Civic DX)
His Benny ('06 Honda Insight, dehybridized)
PaleFit (08 Fit Sport)
Winter-beater-Metro (00 Chevy Metro)
BlackFly (98 Pontiac Firefly / Chevy Metro)
Mirage #2 (14 Mitsubishi Mirage SE)
Sport Coupe (92 Ford Tempo GL)
AerocivicLB (92 Civic CX)
The Little Car (00 Chevy Metro)
Nut Wagon (91 Civic Wagon DX)
Daox's Paseo (97 Toyota Paseo)
ecoDrudge (07 EU-spec Ford Fusion TDCi)
Even Fancier Metro ('14 Mitsubishi Mirage)
...others...?

2. SRA (Single Run Average)

Swarthy (14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE)
Black & Green (98 Honda Civic DX)
GreenTDI (11 Skoda Fabia Estate)
K-sight (00 Honda Insight, de-hybridized, with a K24 swap)
Smart Car Diesel ('06 Smart ForTwo Diesel 6MT)
Lupo 3L --> 2L ('00 VW Lupo diesel)

... others ...?

TWO PRIZES
Full Tank Average (FTA) gets this picture of a hat:
https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1562085092

Get just a Single Run Average (SRA) of 70+MPG and your prize is this picture of a custom sticker:
https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1562171614

mpg_numbers_guy 07-02-2019 12:36 PM

I'm guessing de-hybrid-ized cars don't count? :D

Shaneajanderson 07-02-2019 12:39 PM

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.

California98Civic 07-02-2019 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by mpg_numbers_guy (Post 601191)
I'm guessing de-hybrid-ized cars don't count? :D

Hell yes they count. Let's get the unofficial EM 70 MPG Club off the ground with some former hybrids in the mix!

fusion210 07-02-2019 05:14 PM

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.

Frank Lee 07-03-2019 12:41 AM

If an extreme P&G short fill counts, I could be in with .38 more mpgs!

California98Civic 07-03-2019 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by fusion210 (Post 601196)
... 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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Originally Posted by Frank Lee (Post 601211)
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!

https://ecomodder.com/forum/attachme...1&d=1562171614

Shaneajanderson 07-03-2019 12:56 PM

Do miles flat towed behind another vehicle count? :thumbup:

funkhoss 07-03-2019 05:54 PM

I just updated my fuel log.

Do I qualify? :D

-Funkhoss

California98Civic 07-04-2019 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by funkhoss (Post 601291)
I just updated my fuel log.

Do I qualify? :D

-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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Originally Posted by Shaneajanderson (Post 601270)
Do miles flat towed behind another vehicle count? :thumbup:

Haha! That's probably gotta be outside bounds for the integrity of this prestigious certificate. :)


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