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Old 06-30-2008, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It was time to get a new car and as a SCUBA instructor in Boston (an avoidable career choice by the way...) the Hybrid Escape was the way to go.

About a 1000 miles in owing to a family emergency a few hours out of town and running at about 29.7 mph. Still lots to learn on how to best wrangle this beast, but looking forward to the battle.

If I can drum up the extra time and funds may try to put together an electric motorcycle this summer as well...

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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cool love to see what hypermiling can do for these hybrid SUV's.. get a scan gauge , it will help LOADS in getting great MPG.. we got our 25 mpg highway rated Chevy Colorado up to 35.7 mpg... no mods except a scangauge
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. I know for a fact the Escape Hybrid gets better fuel economy in city driving conditions compared to highway. Enjoy your stay.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cool love to see what hypermiling can do for these hybrid SUV's.. get a scan gauge , it will help LOADS in getting great MPG.. we got our 25 mpg highway rated Chevy Colorado up to 35.7 mpg... no mods except a scangauge
Welcome to the site. Wouldn't the escape already have a Prius like instang MPG (among other thing) display? If thats the case, scangauge is not needed.
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Old 06-30-2008, 06:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome to ecomodder! Excited to see your numbers!

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