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Old 08-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking First 90+ mpg fill HOTDOG

Been close several times with mid to high 80's, but, I just knew for the last couple of days that I was going to have a 90+ mpg fill on this one. I have been driving rather carefully for the last day or so just to make sure that I wouldn't spoil it. Ended up with 93.5 mpg for the fill

I still have not done any mods to the car so no belly pan on it yet. The only mods that have done is the loose nut behind the wheel.

My daughter is starting catch the bug, her car is rated at 18 mpg and her last fill was 27 mpg out of a caddy. I keep encouraging her to get even better and had her read the tips here just so she can do better

I was just thinking, If you take a shotglass and fill it to the top with gas, I will be able to go more than a mile on it.

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Old 08-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very impressive numbers! I don't have the patience or the correct routes for extracting similar mpg figures.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Iowa IS easy on the mpg figures!
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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except for the hills, rough back roads, and wind that is always blowing
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats.

The gen 1 Insight proves once again it's the ultimate MPG platform (in North America anyway). Envious!

What were your major techniques? Pulse & glide, or lean burn cruise?
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dang! That is downright incredible!! Congratulations!
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Just lean burn cruising running about 45-50. Didn't have any interstates that I had to run, all back roads.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Lucky you.

45-50 mph driving with load pretty much describes the majority of my driving.

Insight envy!
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Congrats.

The gen 1 Insight proves once again it's the ultimate MPG platform (in North America anyway). Envious!

What were your major techniques? Pulse & glide, or lean burn cruise?
I'm curious... were you alluding to the Audi A2 or VW Polo 3L there?

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