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Old 03-06-2020, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Turtle First 70 MPG trip (3.4 L/100 km) in the Mirage 1.2L, 5-speed

Woohoo!





70 MPG (US) = 3.4 L/100 km indicated

This was for a 79 km / 49 mile one-way trip.

Conditions were decent: mild (3C / 37F), with dry roads. The key element was a 15 km/h / 9 mph quartering tail wind. I've seen multiple trips in the low to mid-60's this (mild) winter, but this was the one I've been waiting for.

Route details: max posted limit of 80 km/h / 50 mph, passing through 3 towns. Average speed of 37 mph (includes multiple stop signs/red lights), max speed of 98 km/h / 60 mph (downhill - ha!).


Driving style: driving with load within a couple of km the speed limit on the open road, EOC down a few of the steeper hills and approaching stops & turns.


This is not 70 "actual" MPG - the display was 3-4% optimistic on the last couple of fill-ups compared to pump calculations.

But it's still fun to see!

Next up: 70 MPG round trip... then a "real" 70 MPG trip (that'd be 72.8 indicated)... 75! All of which will require much warmer weather.




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Old 03-06-2020, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)
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Hmmm... should also post this here:

70 MPG challenge (non-hybrid gasoline and diesel cars)
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...ars-37627.html
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Old 03-06-2020, 11:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow congratulations! Even if it isn't a "real" result it is still very impressive.

Love the mods you have done to your car, definitely looks like an Ecomachine.

You saying it's a "fake" result remindes me of one time on a drive back from Eastern Oregon. I stopped near the top of a mountain range for a viewpoint. I restarted my engine, continued on my way and didn't think much of it. Pretty soon I realized that the vast majority of the past 15 or 20 minutes of driving was downhill. Looked down at my ultragauge and its auto-resetting trip meter and saw that I was averaging almost 700 miles per gallon.

That was MY truly "fake" result, though I must say the remainder of the trip still ended up being 50 miles per gallon.

Anyway, great job. I look forward to your inevitable "real" 70 MPG post!
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Haha! That would have made a great "success stories" picture!
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice one!

I could barely keep my G1 Insights over 70 mpg . . . . I wonder what you could do in my Volt?
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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Completely different driving environment, I suspect. (I've driven a bit around your neck of the woods - lots more traffic... and your on-ramps are ridiculously short! )


I'm going to be in your neighbourhood again for a few days in April (Zephyrhills), maybe you could show me your Volt!
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sure man, stop in and check it out, I'm about fifteen minutes from there.

You'll probably want one after you drive it though
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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Oh, I already know that I want one.

I love driving my friends' Prius Prime.
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Old 03-10-2020, 08:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 03-10-2020, 10:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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Yes, thank you. My sig is ridiculously outdated - that Civic test was 4 (four) winter beaters ago!

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