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Old 06-13-2008, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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97 Civic LX - Minnesota

I bought my Civic last Sept purely for a winter beater. It got such great MPG that I began challenging myself and the car to do better.

This has continued since I've had the car and rarely drive my summer car anymore. I didn't think much of it but would get irritated by the people that complain about gas prices yet do 10-15 miles over all the time. I essentially "wished" more people thought the way I do.

Then, I saw a story on Yahoo or somewhere, and learned there are VAST amounts of people that are doing the same thing and have even been defined: HYPERMILERS.

Until I found this website, I didn't take the challenge too terribly seriously. But after lurking here for the last couple days and reading thru numerous threads, I'm determined to squeeze everything I can out of that little 4-banger.

The main technique that I have been employing is the most obvious: driving habits. But, after seeing various other techniques here and reading through the hypermiler wiki, I will slowly begin to incorporate more "advanced" techniques into my daily commutes.

The first thing to do is get the ScanGaugeII, though I have been thinking about how great it would be to have something that would compute instantaneuos gas mileage, I didn't know they had something like that so a big thank you to this site for filling me in on that.

Then I'll go on to gutting the interior, tire selection, motor oil, and the like.

In case your wondering, I'm at about 36mpg now and know I can get FAR better than that.


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Old 06-13-2008, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM. Glad to hear there are people out there that don't need forcing to do this haha.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM. Glad to hear there are people out there that don't need forcing to do this haha.
Give it time, it'll catch on!

BTW, how do I get the cool garage/car sig thing that you have with your vehicle stats?
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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First off you need to make a tank entry in the garage for your Hondud. After that you can follow these directions.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dub love - '05 Volkswagen GTI 1.8t
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welcome! im a new member myself! i used to have a 99 civic ex i used to just kinda challenge myself about a year ago. i would average 33mpg with not very eco-minded driving. boy do i miss that car...

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