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Old 01-31-2012, 03:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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New Guy From NY/PA area Honda CRV 2001

Hey all.

I'm a proud (and sad) owner of Honda CRV 2001 LX auto transmission. Proud for the kind of car and sad for the it being a gas powered auto transmission. I'm interested in upping the mpg without putting increased wear on the transmission/engine to do it. I'm much more interested in running my car off a renewable fuel or some kind of crazy hybrid. Sadly I have little to no understanding of converting gasoline powered cars, a slightly better understanding of the grease car conversion. I love climbing and getting into the mountains in all seasons, but I try and ride the petal power road bike when I can.

Oh right now I'm only averaging high 23 mpg (35 fill ups). I don't accelerate aggressively, I coast into red lights and take the V out of cruise control on the hills. But i feel like I can do much better.

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Old 01-31-2012, 08:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site.

Have you considered trading it in on something more efficient?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have but right now i do seasonal employment all around. The car is also my mobile home. I also use it for getting into the mountains all year round. I don't think its time for the trade it. The V is great.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, then I suggest taking a look at the hypermiling and mods links we have up to top to get some ideas of what you can do to improve that 23 mpg. I think its safe to say that you could be fairly easily getting in the upper 20s mileage wise with just some more adjustments to how you drive.

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