Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2019, 09:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
Redneck Ecomodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 284

Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
90 day: 22.68 mpg (US)

Red Rocket - '92 Geo Metro Base
Thanks: 5
Thanked 34 Times in 30 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
My wife all city in a 2011 T&C gets 18.5-20mpg a tank and she doesn't even try, even using the remote start all the time to let it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I have hit 29.5mpg on a long trip once keeping the speeds around 60. Do you have that "eco" button on the dash that changes timing and shift points? May be worth a try.
If it's an older one they did much worse on fuel, the 3.6 plus VVT is a very efficient engine

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 07-03-2019, 10:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Missoula, MT
Posts: 1,667
Thanks: 111
Thanked 580 Times in 392 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shaneajanderson View Post
If it's an older one they did much worse on fuel, the 3.6 plus VVT is a very efficient engine
Ours is a 2011 and has the 3.6, theirs is a 2014. I agree the 3.6 pentstar is the best v6 dodge ever made, I think better than anybody's standard naturally aspirated v6. Now it's in everything from Jeep's new Gladiator to midsize Chrysler 200s, to full size pickups, and Challengers. One of the most interesting things to me is how at the last refresh, they decided to stay away from direct injection. I like the idea of direct injection but I'm not sure long term it doesn't add problems, and future emission rules may require adding exhaust particulate filters on direct injected gas motors. I always take simple, inexpensive, and long lasting, over minor gains in power or economy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2019, 11:06 AM   #23 (permalink)
Redneck Ecomodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 284

Dent-Mobile - '99 Buick Lesabre
90 day: 22.68 mpg (US)

Red Rocket - '92 Geo Metro Base
Thanks: 5
Thanked 34 Times in 30 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
Ours is a 2011 and has the 3.6, theirs is a 2014. I agree the 3.6 pentstar is the best v6 dodge ever made, I think better than anybody's standard naturally aspirated v6. Now it's in everything from Jeep's new Gladiator to midsize Chrysler 200s, to full size pickups, and Challengers. One of the most interesting things to me is how at the last refresh, they decided to stay away from direct injection. I like the idea of direct injection but I'm not sure long term it doesn't add problems, and future emission rules may require adding exhaust particulate filters on direct injected gas motors. I always take simple, inexpensive, and long lasting, over minor gains in power or economy.
I'm with you on simple. We had a 2012 town and country (our third dodge van, first was an 02 Caravan, then an 07 T&C). At just shy of 100k miles we had an intermittent transmission code, random stalling, random jumps into limp mode, all kinds of interior body panel issues, increasing suspension noise, starting to have power door problems, power window problems, a power lock that didn't work, horrible wind noise and the fuel economy was tanking.

I got rid of that van finally and now we have an 07 Odyssey. With 160k miles the odyssey drives like new, is incredibly quiet, and rides smoother than any luxury car I've driven. Honestly at this point Dodge and it's subsidiaries are pretty much dead to me, unless I were to get a cummins pickup, but honestly I'd rather get an old 7.3 Ford than deal with the troubles that come with owning a Dodge.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 06:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
Rat Racer
 
Fat Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Route 16
Posts: 3,280

Al the Third, year four - '13 Honda Fit Base
Team Honda
90 day: 42.9 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,237
Thanked 1,341 Times in 865 Posts
At risk of turning this into an RT body thread, our 2011 minivan just had its original cylinder head replaced- the flawed design made it over 200k in our van before failing. Got a new compressor and (other famous failure) rear evap done at the same time.

The kicker to getting the AC fixed? My daughter thought the AC in my Fit was broken, too. No, honey, I just don't use it.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog44 View Post
Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Fat Charlie For This Useful Post:
Ecky (07-04-2019)
Old 07-04-2019, 10:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Michigan/Virginia
Posts: 940

Insight - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 89.57 mpg (US)

Mom's Prius (my driving) - '08 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 53.44 mpg (US)

Insight Delivery Driving Log - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 81.99 mpg (US)
Thanks: 219
Thanked 252 Times in 199 Posts
Didn't we already get one thread off topic on minivan discussion?
__________________
2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT: (Build thread)
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 11:16 PM   #26 (permalink)
Ol' Skooler
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tyler, TX
Posts: 1,102

Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
Team Honda
90 day: 47.01 mpg (US)
Thanks: 60
Thanked 169 Times in 146 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
My wife all city in a 2011 T&C gets 18.5-20mpg a tank and she doesn't even try, even using the remote start all the time to let it warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I have hit 29.5mpg on a long trip once keeping the speeds around 60. Do you have that "eco" button on the dash that changes timing and shift points? May be worth a try.
She does, and I always leave it lit (it’s not always lit when I get home, I doubt she pushes it) It it indeed the 3.6 Pentastar, and at cruise I have likewise found it to be a really efficient powertrain. Since it’s Independence Day, I thought i’d share a little story:

We live in Texas, but she has family in western NY whom she visits during our kids’ summer vacay. The first summer we owned the van, I parked my rig at a company lot in PA and she picked me up, letting me drive down to DC for ID4.

That drive from Harrisburg to DC was a 36mpg run, according to the FCD, using a/c the whole way; but obeying the PSL exactly, on CC.

The van itself is capable of great FE, my wife is just admittedly in no way concerned with it.

After all, it’s a 4600lb box. I always improve her numbers when I’m home and doing drop off duties.
__________________



'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17

Last edited by jcp123; 07-04-2019 at 11:21 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 09:26 AM   #27 (permalink)
wdb
lurker's apprentice
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: the Perimeter
Posts: 819

PlainJane - '12 Toyota Tacoma Base 4WD Access Cab
90 day: 20.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 370
Thanked 177 Times in 137 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by malibuguy View Post
Bought an 06 3.3v6 highlander limited awd to haul my daughter around in lavish luxury and room for stuff

First tank...16.86mpg...thats mostly short trip, ac use.

My yaris with pretty much same exact driving would get 39-41.

Yeesh. This is going to be an adjustment

My wife's 2011 CRV gets 20-ish in suburban/rural/errand driving. She could care less about trying things to improve it other than trading it in on something else. When I drive it I can coax a couple more MPGs without doing anything other than being smoother. That said, even when trying pretty hard on highway trips I can only eke out 26MPG or so. It's deeply unimpressive.

I would think that a vehicle with the CRV's specs should easily and routinely get upper 20's or better. I'm told the newer CRV's actually do get those kinds of numbers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 10:13 AM   #28 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,939

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 70.38 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,756
Thanked 5,635 Times in 2,902 Posts
Luckily gas is cheap these days! (In the U.S.A.)
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 10:23 AM   #29 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mpg_numbers_guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Michigan/Virginia
Posts: 940

Insight - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 89.57 mpg (US)

Mom's Prius (my driving) - '08 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 53.44 mpg (US)

Insight Delivery Driving Log - '06 Honda Insight MT
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 81.99 mpg (US)
Thanks: 219
Thanked 252 Times in 199 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by wdb View Post
I would think that a vehicle with the CRV's specs should easily and routinely get upper 20's or better. I'm told the newer CRV's actually do get those kinds of numbers.
My dad drives newer CRVs as demo cars from work ('14-'17) and gets 29-35 mpg on them, depending on what tires are on the car. He isn't a hypermiler.
__________________
2006 New Formula Red Honda Insight MT: (Build thread)
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2019, 05:33 PM   #30 (permalink)
MPG...what?
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Finksburg, MD
Posts: 145

Terkle - '97 Toyota Tercel Whitehawk
90 day: 40.91 mpg (US)

Bubble - '10 Toyota Yaris base
90 day: 41.88 mpg (US)

Deva - '13 Chevrolet Spark LS
90 day: 39.82 mpg (US)

Malibu5 - '82 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
90 day: 17.61 mpg (US)

Highlander - '06 Toyota Highlander Limited
90 day: 17.84 mpg (US)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to malibuguy
CRV is a big yawn from me. they seem nice, the few ive driven have been less then inspiring.

Its disturbing how good this thing drives. Im used to caravans, of all generations. this drives like an audi in comparison.

So far still indicating 20+ on this tank with just easy driving. Im about to do an oil change tomorrow ( i have no idea what they have in it) and Ill pump the tires up a little.

__________________
-Greg...the exhaust freak.

-06 Highlander 3.3awd
-10 Yaris sedan
-97 Tercel, 1NZfe swapped
-96 Tercel
-82 Malibu 1UZfe swapped
-19 Fit (wifey ride)



www.pipedreamsfab.com
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com