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Old 02-08-2018, 07:12 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Dang! Hoping for full recovery and soon! You need a fun efficient beater to replace this car!!

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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 02-16-2018, 05:46 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Sipper - '98 Honda Civic HX
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Well, the 2018 Toyota Corolla rental the insurance company is paying for which is brand new (173 miles on the odo when I picked it up) is at 39mpg and climbing, though only rated at 36 highway I love it's fuel economy read out, it's engine rpm, throttle/load based and not purely numerical, has a nice bar graph that responds very quickly to slight modulation of the throttle.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:43 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
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Could you get a certified pre-owned Corolla? Since you are seeing the same fuel economy you originally did with your Civic, how does everything else compare?
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:03 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Well it's a much more luxurious vehicle and better in many ways, but I have had to focus hard to get the 39+mpg I'm seeing with it, the civic did over 40 on its last tank far easier. Had I had a gauge/economy reading similar to the corolla's in the civic I have no idea how much better it would have gotten but I believe significantly better

I'm currently looking for a inexpensive small pickup however as I have much more need for that type of vehicle.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:21 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Still going up, and on a vehicle only rated for 36 highway. That said it isn't easy to get it to this point, improvement from here on largely depends on traffic. I have found the optimal time to leave in the morning for work to avoid traffic jams caused by school bus's and the like. Nothing irritates me more lately than going down a long hill, with a slow car in front of me that is all "omg I might roll 1 mph over the speed limit out here in the middle of ****ing no where, I must apply the breaks!" Ho Lee Fuc I hate you're driving.

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