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Old 11-21-2008, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,
I'm brand new to your site, meaning I haven't been lurking. I immediately felt compelled to join after browsing your posts for 20 minutes or so. You alkl are definitely my kind of people. I'm looking forward to learning a great deal from you all - and hopefully someday returning the favor.
Brief background intro -
I work in IT. Live in the Adirondack Mtns of NY near Lake George. Drive 68 miles one way to work. Current vehicle - 2004 Civic Hybrid 211,000 miles. Squeezing every freakin inch I can out of a gallon of gas is my passion. best avg mpg to date - 53 mpg. Currently only getting around 45 and getting very worried. Thats how I found your forum - googling for an answer.

Mods - Amsoil 0-20W + Amsoil 15 micron 25k oil filter
Running NGK Irridium's
Changed driving habits to avg hwy speed of 56 - 60 (How they hate me on the Interstate)

Favorite car - 97 Saturn SW1 5 spd bought new - avg 40 - 42 mpg. Ran Amsoil entire life other than breakin. Retired at 340,000mi with orig clutch. Only major expense was radiator, other than o2 sensors, plugs, brakes, and egr valves. What a great car - still sits in my buddies barn yard awaiting a rebirth when I can afford to put in a much deserved clutch.

Cheers - Mark

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Old 11-21-2008, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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welcome... I live in Star Lake, its in the north western adirondacks, been through Lake George many times.. usually on my way to albany or on the way to pick up another metro that I bought somewhere...
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'd have to guess that your recent mileage drop is simply a result of colder weather. It happens to everyone. The further north, the bigger the hit: 9 reasons why your winter fuel economy bites! - MetroMPG.com


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