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Old 09-28-2010, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Getting started with my 02 RSX-s

Yep, it was designed with something else besides mileage in mind, but I've always managed to milk decent mileage out of it, now I'm trying to get better. I generally average about 31mpg, but my foot, roof rack, and winter gas can wreck it down to 26mpg (or worse) and my recent best is 33.95mpg.

I have a few questions that I'll save for the right place, but I'd appreciate any feedback I can get on folks who've worked with this car.

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Old 09-28-2010, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to EM! I will assume you have this one :

Compare Old and New MPG Estimates for 2002 Acura RSX
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2002 Acura RSX
Manual 6-spd
4 Cylinders
2.0 Liters
Premium Gasoline

NEW EPA MPG :
21 City
28 Hwy
24 Combined

OLD EPA MPG :
24 City
31 Hwy
27 Combined
My wife wanted the base version, which was no MPG slouch :

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2002 Acura RSX
Manual 5-spd
4 Cylinders
2.0 Liters
Regular Gasoline

NEW EPA MPG :
23 City
30 Hwy
26 Combined

OLD EPA MPG :
27 City
33 Hwy
29 Combined
I've always been interested in the RSX' MPG potential, so it will be neat to see what you can do.

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've always been one that could eeek out better mileage than the EPA, but this car has been a challenge. I'm looking forward to putting a ScanGauge on it so I can fine tune the nut behind the wheel. I'm also aware of some venting/damming issues up front that can be easily remidied so I'm hoping to get it into the 36mpg range at least.

I really wish I hadn't totalled my 1987 Civic CRX HF. I could drive like a complete idiot and manage 45-50mpg and one time managed 65mpg returning from a roadtrip to Vegas.

I just want two or three more years out of the RSX, then I'll buy a proper hypermiler. It has 125k miles on it and if I can get to 180k without spending anything more on it I'll be in great shape for buying whatever I want in 2012-2013. There's so much on the drawing board right now for fuel efficiency, I think waiting should pay off in spades.

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