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Old 05-28-2009, 11:01 AM   #61 (permalink)
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1) Not exceeding the speed limit on my way to work for a week straight.
2) 4.7L / 100km trip to work (50 MPG)
3) Reading the entire ForkenSwift build thread

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #62 (permalink)
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3) Reading the entire ForkenSwift build thread
Naw, you're kidding, right?
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:37 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
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I have now had a tankful average (just) above 50mpg!

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Old 05-28-2009, 12:47 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Jalilah - '07 Chevrolet Cobalt LT
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Naw, you're kidding, right?
Sadly... no.

Oh: Other personal record, set today. 6.6L/100km through the city to the start of my highway section of my drive to work
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 53.47 mpg (US)

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Wow, the whole ForkenSwift thread. You are now part of a very small fraternity.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Wow, the whole ForkenSwift thread. You are now part of a very small fraternity.


And part of the reason why I'd love to see her. I feel like I already know her.

Srsly... i have like.. an emotional involvement with that car. I saw the first video you posted of her under power. Kinda like taking her first steps.

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Old 05-30-2009, 10:47 PM   #67 (permalink)
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This last tank I got 615 kilometres to a tank! That works out as 9.164L/100km - the lowest I've ever gotten.

It turns out I've been really good at going easy on the throttle - after the halfway mark on the fuel gauge. This time I made sure to drive easy right from the start, and it makes a big difference. I guess that makes sense as the car is heaviest then.

Now I just have to do that from now on. :P
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:22 PM   #68 (permalink)
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record breaking tank in my Saturn Vue today.

34.86 mpg (hwy) , I discovered that simply setting the cruise control at 55 mph will yield results like this on the highway.

most satisfying moment of the day: some guy tailgating me for ~2 miles, couldn't pass because of traffic in other lanes. finally finds himself an opening and zooms past, i notice the nice little hybrid symbol on the back of his tahoe...

he pulls into a rest stop about half a mile after passing me. I got off too, nature calls :-S

he recognized my car and asked "Why the hell do you drive so gawddamn slow?"

I simply showed him the 32mpg tank readout on the scanguage. he told me hes never seen above 18 in the tahoe hybrid. he also saw the back of my car, which i currently carrying about 700lbs of stuff. I'm moving cross country. :-)

BTW im too lazy to update my fuel log, so w/e
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:35 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Grey Goose (Retired) - '89 Geo Metro LSI 4 door hatch back
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Personal Records?

3) Reading the entire ForkenSwift build thread
I just completed the MPGuino release one workspace thread.
89 pages beats ForkenSwift by a few.
I laughed. I cried. I was on the edge of my seat.
It didn't quite answer all question that will be asked but it gave great insight and clues to the maniacs behind the madness and the ghost in the machine. (thanks to all contributors by the way )
Kind of reminded me of reading a Gene Wolfe novel. Little clues that make you realize days or weeks later the existence of a subplot unawares in the original reading.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:44 PM   #70 (permalink)
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Gascort RIP - '93 Ford Escort Wagon
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475 miles on one tank is mine - within 50 of probably the world record for my vehicle.
Bested this last week - 504 miles on a tank!!
I also started biking to work - almost 18km each way, and got other teachers/my students calling me crazy!

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