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Old 05-22-2015, 08:09 AM   #101 (permalink)
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You should have stopped in!
I always like meeting other ecomodders (and showing off my car of course)!

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Old 05-22-2015, 09:42 AM   #102 (permalink)
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You know, I actually looked up Lakeland on the map -- I was in Zephyrhills for 2 days. But my friends had arranged a packed schedule, and my visit was too short. If I visit them again, I'll definitely let you know.
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Old 05-22-2015, 09:47 AM   #103 (permalink)
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Cool, look me up next time.

Zephyrhills is about half an hour from Kathleen where I live
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:50 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I am 6'2" and periodically mention climbing into a Fit at a dealership and having my knees hit the dashboard. People often respond "You idiot, why didn't you move the seat?!"

That has been my first response with getting every car ever, so I started mentioning that, and the response did not change. "Dude, I just told you I did."

Here, if memory serves, I am told "I do not know what is wrong with you, but I am over eight feet, and I cannot even drive with the seat all of the way back."

I am pretty sure that is how my conversation with Harry, friend of the Hendersons went. Also Chewbacca...

You know, it is weird, the Gen1 Insights had a great deal of innovation. Did Gen2 have any? I kind of feel that it compares to the original "Star Wars" and the prequels.

Can we agree to not discuss the Gen2?

I only drive with my windows down in neighborhoods, usually after getting in my black car when it has been sitting in the sun. I have only used air conditioning a couple of times so far, either with passengers or on my way to a date. I just use the vents. I read once in a car manual that it was the most economical.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:18 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Closer and closer to that 80+ mpg / 800mile tank!

I may be dreaming on the 800 miles, but I'm pretty sure I'll go over 80 mpg on the FCD at least.

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Old 05-26-2015, 07:41 AM   #106 (permalink)
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I am 6'2" and periodically mention climbing into a Fit at a dealership and having my knees hit the dashboard. People often respond "You idiot, why didn't you move the seat?!"

That has been my first response with getting every car ever, so I started mentioning that, and the response did not change. "Dude, I just told you I did."

Here, if memory serves, I am told "I do not know what is wrong with you, but I am over eight feet, and I cannot even drive with the seat all of the way back."

I am pretty sure that is how my conversation with Harry, friend of the Hendersons went. Also Chewbacca...

You know, it is weird, the Gen1 Insights had a great deal of innovation. Did Gen2 have any? I kind of feel that it compares to the original "Star Wars" and the prequels.

Can we agree to not discuss the Gen2?

I only drive with my windows down in neighborhoods, usually after getting in my black car when it has been sitting in the sun. I have only used air conditioning a couple of times so far, either with passengers or on my way to a date. I just use the vents. I read once in a car manual that it was the most economical.
One of my friends is 6'5" and had trouble finding a fitting car. He bought a '84 Civic after driving my '85; even with legs bent and hair brushing the roof liner he said he fitted better than any other small car.
He now owns a Hyundai Matrix and had a Hyundai Excel in between. I guess he fits in them.

The Gen 1 Insight is a marvel of technology, for its day.
The Gen 2 (not discussing, just stating my opinion ) is a mainstream practical safe reliable cheap hybrid car that seats 4 3/4 in comfort; it has nothing special.
In some areas fuel economy has been sacrificed to save costs; it could have better aerodynamics despite the shape, it could have a bigger battery and stronger motor, etc - but then it would be almost as expensive as a Prius, and you may never win back the extra cost in fuel savings.
So now it has less than stellar FE - I can barely touch 60 mpg per tank in summer.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:57 PM   #107 (permalink)
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How close to a Prius can you approach with a Gen2 Insight and ecomods?
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:26 AM   #108 (permalink)
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How close to a Prius can you approach with a Gen2 Insight and ecomods?
I need to speed up more and put anchors in the boot to get close to Prius mpg
EDIT: This here

and a massive traffic jam (lost an hour in it) finally got me to Prius MPG for the trip...

As of now I'm #11 in the Ecomodder hybrid fleet list, sorted for mpg.
Apart from Planetaires brilliant EV converted Prius, all of the Prius on the list get lower MPG.
That said, I'm driving very moderately.
But I also do shopping trips and the swimming pool run (one very high bridge on the highway, immediately followed by an exit and traffic lights - an absolute mpg killer).
I can easily and consistently beat 60 mpg if I use my wifes car for those (it would even raise her mpg too!) but I want best economy overall, not on average per car.

On Fuelly etc. the 2nd gen Prius and Insight have about the same mpg, never mind the difference in their EPA rating.
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Old 05-27-2015, 07:40 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Finally broke 80 mpg on the FCD this morning on the way to work (while carpooling, btw )

All I have to do now is maintain the 80+ mpg for the rest of the tank, and then I'm gonna order a decal! I probably won't hit 80 mpg again all summer long since I'll have to use the AC more and more now, but it only takes the one time!

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Old 05-27-2015, 08:05 AM   #110 (permalink)
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Nice going. A beaded seat cover may extend the non-AC season a little more.

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