Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Introductions
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2008, 01:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
Hypermiler
 
PaleMelanesian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,314

PaleCivic (retired) - '96 Honda Civic DX Sedan
90 day: 69.2 mpg (US)

PaleFit - '09 Honda Fit Sport
Team Honda
Wagons
90 day: 44.06 mpg (US)
Thanks: 605
Thanked 422 Times in 277 Posts
Wow. With those miles, get the most efficient hybrid available. It'll easily pay off. I know of one Prius that went 350,000 miles with no replacement parts, until it died in a wreck. Also a taxi driver in Vancouver whose prius went 200,000 before Toyota traded him a new one so they could analyze the first one.

__________________



11-mile commute: 100 mpg - - - Tank: 90.2 mpg / 1191 miles
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-29-2008, 03:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
Legend in my own mind
 
trikkonceptz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Homestead, Fl.
Posts: 927

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 13 Times in 12 Posts
Hey Joe ... seems like you are getting some pretty impressive numbers already out of that car considering the numbers of that vehicle..

Fuel Type Regular
MPG (city) 21
MPG (highway) 29
MPG (combined) 24

What mods do you currently have done to the Malibu?
__________________
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???





  Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
TheDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Davenport,FL
Posts: 214

Pepper - '87 Mercedes Benz 300D
90 day: 30.42 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by joesgot4 View Post
i'm a union electrician and i drive sometimes up to 1500 miles to get to my next job and most of the time weekly drives of 400-600 miles one way i need a fuel efficient vehicle that i can put 200,000 miles on! size really doesn't matter because most of the time its just me in the car!
get a Mercedes Benz 190D 2.2 with the 5 speed manual. They yield 40mpg + on the highway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2008, 05:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: meridian,ms
Posts: 40

my girl - '06 chevy malibu ls
Last 3: 44.87 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
to trikkconceptz

i have a k&n air filter, my tires aired up to 41lbs,use synthetic motor oil and drive 60 mph on interstate, my record mpg's is 47 on a 300 mile trip. i normally get between 40-44 on interstate if its fairly flat i get between 28-34 in the city ,but i baby the car and coast as much as possible! its a fun game to me to chrunch fuel mileage numbers!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 29

FWD - '04 Honda Civic Si
90 day: 34.09 mpg (US)

RWD - '04 Honda S2000 NA
90 day: 27.25 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow. Thats great mileage out of a Malibu. Kudos to you. I can't even get that out of a 2.0 5spd Civic!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 08:20 PM   #16 (permalink)
Depends on the Day
 
RH77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Kansas City Area
Posts: 1,761

Teggy - '98 Acura Integra LS
Sports Cars
90 day: 32.74 mpg (US)

IMA - '10 Honda Insight EX
Team Honda
90 day: 34.76 mpg (US)

Tessie - '06 Acura TSX Base
90 day: 28.2 mpg (US)
Thanks: 31
Thanked 41 Times in 35 Posts
Great mileage! I really like the previous generation Malibu (I've rented many over the years). The gearing is setup well and it's comfortable and efficient -- definitely a nice setup. Best domestic mid-size I can think of.

Welcome, enjoy the site, and best FE to ya...

RH77
__________________
“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research” ― Albert Einstein

_
_
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 10:13 PM   #17 (permalink)
Red
Master EcoModder
 
Red's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 713
Thanks: 1
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
An Insight would be a perfect highway runner for you. Get it in its lean burn sweet spot and keep it 60-70MPG
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 10:56 PM   #18 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 29

FWD - '04 Honda Civic Si
90 day: 34.09 mpg (US)

RWD - '04 Honda S2000 NA
90 day: 27.25 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red View Post
An Insight would be a perfect highway runner for you. Get it in its lean burn sweet spot and keep it 60-70MPG
If you don't want to pay a lot of money but still have the gas mileage and the functionality of the malibu, get a 2003 - 2008 corrolla 5spd. They get upto 40 mpg hwy. I have a co-worker who claims to get 37 in mixed city/hwy driving. She doesn't do any sort of hypermiling. A lot of people on this board also get great gas mileage out of the corolla. Only problem is corolla with 5spd is hard to find. Don't get the XRS btw, that one is sporty and not for gas mileage.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 11:01 PM   #19 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Daox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Germantown, WI
Posts: 11,135

CM400E - '81 Honda CM400E
90 day: 51.49 mpg (US)

Daox's Grey Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
Team Toyota
90 day: 49.53 mpg (US)

Daox's Insight - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Swarthy - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
Mitsubishi
90 day: 56.69 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,444
Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,506 Posts
An Insight would likely be around the same price as an 03 Corolla.
__________________
Current project: A better alternator delete
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 11:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
Future EV Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Sussex Wisconsin
Posts: 674

Wannabe - '05 Honda Civic LX
90 day: 40.53 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
I'd still hold out for the Volt, if a new car is necessary. The worst specs to date have it at 50mpg highway when running off of the tank. In the city, no hybrid could touch it, since it won't use gas the first 40 or so miles. Of course, I'm in love with the Aptera, but how's that gonna work in the snow?

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EcoModding for Beginners: Getting great gas mileage. SVOboy EcoModding Central 55 08-21-2012 12:34 AM
Looking for a fuel efficient solution. I've got a few ideas. CuriousOne EcoModding Central 41 03-28-2009 03:46 PM
Why SUV fuel economy is so much more important than small car fuel economy... SVOboy General Efficiency Discussion 30 02-23-2009 07:26 PM
Looking for a car (more efficient than my Taurus) Sean T. Introductions 8 04-04-2008 11:06 PM
Article: Smart car offers fun along with fuel efficiency MetroMPG General Efficiency Discussion 0 01-29-2008 09:39 AM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com