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Old 09-29-2008, 06:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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~50-54 will keep me "happy"
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Trust me, nothing is impossible
Since we're parsing words - would you care to define 'nothing'?

Seems contradictory...

If you can define 'nothing', than 'nothing' must be 'something', hence, "something is impossible" must be true, which contradicts your original declaration.

Did you mean, 'anything' is possible? If so, that is impossible!

Trust me, I would suggest almost 'everything' is impossible!
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Consistency would satisfy me. If I could level out at 30+ MPG then I would be ecstatic but realistically speaking somewhere near 29-31 every tanks would be great considering my current commute.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would like to average 30 highway (25 city) in the truck and I would like to average 50 in the summer and 40 in the winter with the motorcycle. I think each of those goals will take some work but be obtainable. When I reach them I will be satisfied with my accomplishment and then I will set a new goal.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I have a serious answer....

After 17 cars ( two trucks)..there is a physic I caught onto. 30mpg is just right. 35-40 is very nice. Nice meaning there is times for 75 or even 80mph, and fast takeoffs...in a car more than a ton in weight. I have only encountered two types that can: a diesel, and 3 main boxers. The rest is outright insanity.
Below 30mpg has an expansion error, injected or carbed. something gets excited. Warm days reveal it. Above 30mpg is like getting free fuel from warm days to cold- watch the guage. I have gone into the 50s mpg, and well, it is frightening for a gas engine and what I want to do, and the smallest vehicle i have ever owned is a 2wd loyale subaru...no smaller than that for me. It could have everything to do with my build physically, not a giant, and not a midget, and insane weather patterns locally.

My favorite was the 2wd loyale- no matter what I did it was 38.9 mpg, barely wavering average. Crazy ECU from the 1980s I could guess narrowed its dynamics...and that means a chance for lean conditions. I got the lean odors more than once, another reason I am afraid of 40+ mpg in a 1ton or greater vehicle on 87 octane...unless its a downdraft with no ecu, ya know a carbed boxer
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:32 AM   #17 (permalink)
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a consistent 40 mpg. all things considered, no one's ever done that with an automatic 97 accord so i guess i'm not doing terrible. "a little more" would be nice, but i would never stop trying no matter how high i got. i guess its an obsession
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:08 AM   #18 (permalink)
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As I said previously, I love Concrete's sig :
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Start where you are - Use what you have - Do what you can.
While I have the feeling that I'm doing well I'm satisfied. I entered the megane's log on cleanMPG and gassaver garages and I found myself in tops

I'm currently with my 1997 megane at 4.5l/100 (52mpg), ie the same level of the 2008 model, ie 33% gas saving (EPA +50%)

My next goal is to be at prius' CO2 emission rate, which means 3.9l/100 (60mpg) with a diesel. The 15% additional saving will be very hard but if I can't reach my goal I will have tried

For my next car I would like an hybrid to be able to stop the engine in (what I consider) a safe way. But with the last cars, such as the Honda Civic 2.2L iCDTi Turbo Diesel, I'm reconsidering what I would like as next car. Look at this review : CleanMPG reviews the 2007 Honda Civic 2.2L iCDTi Turbo Diesel - CleanMPG Forums (look at the ECO LED part for FE).

But before all, you must have fun behind the wheel

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Old 09-30-2008, 05:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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100+ or bust
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I got a taste of the high (mpg) life a while back in our diesel kia. Now i definitely want a diesel to replace the civic next year. I'm thinking a diesel yaris 1.4D4D that does 58US MPG according to a private seller and i just know they're not a hypermiler so i might just clear the 100mpg per tank in it!!
I've peaked my mpg in the civic and often get disillusioned (like now with the weather falling in) too but i can't go back now. It would kill me to go from 20 euro a week to almost 50! (Well, i'm carpooling so it's actually 10 euro per week..)
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:40 AM   #20 (permalink)
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i know the altima is not going to set any records - but as it is paid for and in great running condition, I am happy to see consistant low 30's for my commute. More is always better - but without something drastic for MODS for the city driving, i don't think i can get there. but that is OK. Like Tony Raine above - use this is the platform for improving skills and "the nut behind the wheel" - so when i DO need a new car i can make a HUGE gain ( better skills applied to a higher PMG starting point)

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