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Old 08-13-2014, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jalopnik revisits the Insight...the cool one.

The popular automotive website, Jalopnik, spent some time with the first-gen Honda Insight and had satisfying 'insights' with their hypermiling adventures (be the slowest car on the highway, be glared at, flipped off, throttle feathering, coasting down hills, drafting, turning off the car, no AC, sitting in a pool of sweat, etc.) for that 80 mpg goal.

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Old 08-13-2014, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are sitting in a pool of sweat you need to lay off the meth.
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Wind tunnel time is apparently so cheap they can do the clay modelling right in the tunnel!
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Why don't idiots like him keep to the right?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Why don't idiots like him keep to the right?
Exactly, blatant ignorance gives hypermiling a bad name. Why intentionally piss people off when it can be avoided most of the time in the right lane
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The speed thing was especially a problem for us, because we conducted this test in Atlanta, where the speed limit is 55 miles per hour – a number we decided to stay close to for efficiency purposes. Unfortunately, no one in Atlanta goes 55 miles per hour. Little old ladies don't go 55. Church vans don't go 55. Even an illegal immigrant driving a stolen car with a trunk full of cocaine and human body parts would be pushing 70. And no one would give him a second look.
You can even ask the guy who loaned him the car here: http://www.insightcentral.net/forums...om-review.html
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If you are sitting in a pool of sweat you need to lay off the meth.
Or maybe either move to someplace with decent weather, or acclimate yourself to the ambient temperatures of the place you choose to live.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Why don't idiots like him keep to the right?
Exactly, blatant ignorance gives hypermiling a bad name. Why intentionally piss people off when it can be avoided most of the time in the right lane
I P&G and EOC enough to have brought the Black Widow from a measly 43 mpg to around 60 mpg, all without pissing off anybody.

The one rule I gave myself before I attempted my first coast/bump start, etc . . . . was that I would not let my hypermiling affect the drivers around me. I changed my entire commute and driving habits to be able to accomplish it.

I now have everybody that drives around me on a four lane road well-trained to go around me. I just drive a hair slower than they do in the slow lane, not even a lot slower, and never under the speed limit, and they all go around me in the other lane without getting pissed. I then resume P&G when the coast is clear behind me. Most of the guys recognize my car and just automatically go around me now.
On the two lane section of my drive, there are four or five places where I can key off, coast over to a turn-off lane, let them pass, and bump start again back onto the road without ever leaving fifth gear.

You definitely CAN hypermile without pissing off everybody around you, it just takes some work.
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The Honda Insight (above) is all alum body and 3cyl IMA. My question is warm air intake no good on a Prius Gen2.(all engines have warm up cycle) Cold air intake vs Warm air intake which is better after engine is at run temp.
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Or maybe either move to someplace with decent weather, or acclimate yourself to the ambient temperatures of the place you choose to live.
Or maybe just a clip-on fan on the sun visor, so you don't have to crack a window and kill the aero.

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My question is warm air intake no good on a Prius Gen2.(all engines have warm up cycle) Cold air intake vs Warm air intake which is better after engine is at run temp.
Could you re-punctuate that?

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