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Old 08-28-2009, 11:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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My most recent tank fill-up for my Nissan SE-R averaged 45.3 mpg over 410 miles, which works out to 205.9% of EPA for that vehicle. Its previous tank was even better, at 46.8, 213.7% of EPA.

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Old 08-28-2009, 11:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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My most recent tank fill-up for my Nissan SE-R averaged 45.3 mpg over 410 miles, which works out to 205.9% of EPA for that vehicle. Its previous tank was even better, at 46.8, 213.7% of EPA.
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Old 08-28-2009, 11:42 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Good God.
Kind of what I was thinking. I always hid behind the excuse that my SVT Focus wasn't going to be a hypermiling car, as it was tuned too aggressively...but to get that kind of mileage out of an SE-R blows that excuse out of the water. Though, out of a "normal" Focus, I would have been getting well over 30mpg instead of the 28mpg I ended up getting.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:18 PM   #34 (permalink)
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You just have to drive like you're a little old lady . I'll be taking the spoiler off next week, as it's the only reason I can think of to explain why my SE-R's mileage drops like a stone at higher speeds compared to my wife's '06 Hyundai Elantra. Their final gearing, Cd, weight, and frontal area are similar. The Cd probably came from some Nissan PR handout, so it's the most likely suspect.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:58 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #36 (permalink)
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You just have to drive like you're a little old lady .
I did! On the highway, a constant 60 would rip a consistent 35+mpg with no effort whatsoever, so it was good there...but in town if I drove like a "normal" person, that is, keeping up with traffic from the light and such, it got its EPA city estimate of ~21ishmpg. I fought for every one of the 7mpg I added on to that, though with keeping speed down to 40 rather than 50 I may have been able to see 30mpg at least.



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Old 09-22-2009, 08:48 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Oh, here's the DGMBT. Well, let me blab: broke my commute MPG record for the second time in a week. 33.8mpg! That's +1mpg vs the previous record. I credit the rain, and traffic, which consipired to force me to drive slower. Dare I go the speed limit and shoot for 35mph? Not in traffic, but if I go to work in the wee hours of the morning, I'll try it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I did a little road trip to New York this past weekend from Baltimore and was quite happy with the results! On the way up, going the speed limit(65), I managed 39.4 mpg, I was shooting for 40, but hey, never achieved that kind of number before on such a long trip.

On the way back I got stuck in Soho traffic for about 90 minutes (I was following my GPS and realized too late where it was sending me! ) After that I didn't feel like eco-driving anymore, so I was doing 80/85 most of the way home (which was actually going with the flow traffic!!). Surprisingly I still stayed above EPA at 32.4 mpg (Highway EPA for my car is 30 mpg).

Despite the not so great return trip, I managed to do the trip on one tank which was my initial goal, so I'm quite happy, and after filling up, my average for the tank came too 36.5 mpg.
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I filled up my Mustang this morning and set a new commuting record of 31.89 MPG. That's only .07 MPG less than my best ever road trip MPG of 31.96. I'll hit 32 one of these days...
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:39 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Congrats Dave! Those are some amazing numbers considering your engine and limited use of techniques/mods.

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