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Old 01-04-2009, 10:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Location: Noida, UP, India
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City - '04 Honda City iDSI EXi
90 day: 47.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3
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Car Info:

Car Make: Honda
Car Model/Body Style:City Sedan
Model Year: 2004
Engine Size: 1.5L 4 Cylinder
Transmission: 5 speed Manual

MPG Info (averages only):

MPG before hypermiling: 35 MPG
MPG currently achieved: 42 MPG


Location of primary driving (country/state): India/Uttar Pradesh/Noida,
Miles driven per year: Roughly 10,000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
1. Pump up tires to 50 PSI
2. Remove all removable weight from the boot, including spare tire
3. Use ICE-OFF coasting whenever I can, including city driving conditions (actually not very difficult doing this in city, as speeding opportunities are less anyways, so coast peacefully )
4. Anticipate traffic and modified driving to avoid momentum loss by braking
5. Accelerate like a Great-Granny (Was Granny-like in using throttle earlier too, but now it is worse ;-)
6. Never exceed 2k rpm
7. Used bump-starting >90% of starts from ICE-OFF coasting using that great technique posted by MetroMPG - feather touch in 5th to get the ICE going, then speed match and put in gear needed.

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Da Desert
Posts: 51

new beetle - '98 Volkswagen Beetle GLS
90 day: 32.98 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
General info

Car mfgr: Volkswagen
Car model/body style: New Beetle
Year: 1998
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 2.0L 4cyl
Transmission type (auto/manual): manual

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 27mpg
MPG currently achieved: 32mpg


Location of primary driving (country/state): USA/Arizona
Miles driven per year: 10000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG: Adjusted the nut behind the wheel. (Engine on neutral coasting, do the speed limit, cruise control, driving without brakes, limited drafting {they don't do the speed limit}).

I recently acquired a ScanGuage for my birthday and have been trying the educated right foot version of cruise control. As well as more pulse and glide.

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. -Buckminster Fuller
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:11 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Join Date: May 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 9

JLTucson - '06 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4WD
90 day: 22.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Car mfgr: Hyundai
Car model/body style: Tucson
Year: 2006
Engine size (displacement/cyl): V6
Transmission type (auto/manual): Manual

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 20
MPG currently achieved: 22


Location of primary driving (country/state): NY (USA)
Miles driven per year: 20,000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG:
Just taking it slower in general. Coasting in neutral (engine on) down hills when its safe.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:43 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Location: Pass Christian, MS
Posts: 27

Georgia - '03 Chevrolet S10 Extended Cab Stepside LS
Last 3: 26.99 mpg (US)

Beth - '07 Yamaha R6S
90 day: 50.74 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Car mfgr: Chevrolet
Car model/body style: S10 Extended Cab
Year: 2003
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 2.2L 4 cylinder
Transmission type (auto/manual): 5 Speed Manual

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 26
MPG currently achieved: 30.1 Last Tank

Location of primary driving (country/state): Work commuter. Occasionally pull a light trailer or haul things for the house.

Improvement Techniques:
Scan GaugeII
Tires to 45 PSI
Partial Grill Block
Full Synthetic Motor Oil
Radical change in driving style as learned from the Scan Gauge.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:37 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 10

Red Rocket - '08 Toyota Yaris
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I stole your formatting style Super22LL!

Car mfgr: Toyota
Car model/body style: Yaris 3 door
Year: 2008
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 1.5L VVT 4 cylinder
Transmission type (auto/manual): 5-Speed Manual

MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: EPA: 29 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, 32 mpg combined. I tried hypermiling from day 1 so do not have a before picture. First 5 tanks averaged 41 mpg.
MPG currently achieved: none under 47.73 MPG last 6 tanks, 44.7 average for 10,500 miles.

Location of primary driving (country/state): Nawth Kackalacky. 30 miles to work (60 miles/day), 15 miles 2-lane, 15 miles 6-lane raceway

Improvement Techniques:
Scan GaugeII Installed the day I brought the Yaris home.
Tires to 44 PSI one week after Yaris arrived
full upper Grill Block
5w-20 Synthetic Motor Oil at 10,000 miles
Engine on Coasting
Engine off Coasting
Ridge riding
10 under the 65 mph posted speed on raceway
50-55 in 55 zones
40-45 in the 45 zones
Starting to P&G
Driving like Miss Daisy likes it done
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Homestead, Fl.
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

Silent Silver Killer - '10 Honda Insight EX
90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
General info

Car mfgr: Scion
Car model/body style: xD
Year: 2008
Engine size (displacement/cyl): 1.8L
Transmission type (auto/manual): Manual
MPG info (averages only)

MPG before hypermiling: 27.5
MPG currently achieved: 45.0


Location of primary driving (country/state): Florida
Miles driven per year: 50000
List all tools/techniques used to achieve current MPG: Slowed to speed limit, coasting to redlights, Engine off @ idle. Inflated Tires to 55psi.

Added new car data.
Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

I am a precisional instrument of speed and aeromatics
If your knees bent in the opposite direction......what would a chair look like???

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Location: Denver, CO
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Slow-n-Low - '81 Volkswagen Rabbit S
90 day: 33.97 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
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I started with a good 50/50 mix of city/highway to work... was getting a range of 30-32MPG (not driving ecofriendly on the highway)

started new job, all city and a "shorter" drive... FE started to drop down to about 25ish as the car doesn't reach operating temp for a good portion of the drive and that is with #200 worth of tools in the trunk and mostly "hill climbing" to and from work.

Hypermiling I've pushed my FE back to 28mpg and I think I have pushed it yet again to over 30... waiting on my next fill up, but my fuel gauge is showing more in the tank than I had last month with the same number of miles (hopefully that doesn't mean my gauge has stopped working right LOL)

Car needs a lot of fine tuning awaits to get the MPGs up for city driving, but hypermiling definately is helping


Driven on Colorado roads, where NOTHING is flat
Present City 3x / Highway 4x
Goal: 4x / 5x
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