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Old 06-12-2009, 09:01 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Pale, you make it increasingly depressing for the new converts...
I would say he is showing what a correctly conceived car should be able to do without so much effort. It seams Ford did so with its Fusion Hybrid :

UPDATE: Ford Fusion Hybrid travels 1,000 miles with 1/3 tank left, team still going

Sadly it may be just another hybrid not exported to Europe : only prius II, insight II and Lexus are currently available

As Citroen in its advertisements seams very proud with cars achieving 1400 km (870 mi) per tank, my summer challenge is to achieve a kilo-tank (1609 km) with my 12 years old car.

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Old 06-12-2009, 10:34 AM   #82 (permalink)
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Good routes, good car, good weather, etc...

I don't mean to be depressing. Actually, I want to show what is possible. And like Denis said, what should be possible without so much work.

The car could be better, actually. The gear ratios are too short - 60 mph is running 2500 rpm, when it could very easily maintain cruise speed at 1500 rpm. I've actually considered a VX/CX trans swap to get closer to that goal.

The aerodynamics aren't great - cd .36 - but I handle that by driving SLOW! Scangauge reported average is 25 mph, so counting for stops it's about 30 mph.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:06 AM   #83 (permalink)
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Hi,

I got better than 50mpg on two of the last three tankfuls.

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The tank in between was "only" nearly 48mpg, which would have beaten my previous high!
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:41 PM   #84 (permalink)
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My "duration of ownership" mpg for my first two Passats was over 50 mpg.
My red one went 135,111.7 miles on 2,573.76 gallons (all U.S. gallons, not those 20% bigger Imperial ones) for 52.5 mpg.
My black one went 118,394.0 on 2,316.668 gallons for 51.1 mpg. That one also got me a personal best of 82+ MPG during the 2003 Tour de Sol.
My next two were wagon versions. Although they didn't get as high mpg as the sedans, the bigger fuel tanks allowed 1400+ miles on one filling, on two separate occasions. If they didn't get 1000 miles per tank I was leaking fuel someplace. The best "single trip" mpg was 526 miles on 6.874 gallons for 76.5 mpg (Tour de Sol 2005). A total of 69,252 miles on 1417.57 gallons (48.85 mpg average).
That engine went in my second wagon. I just sold that one (for twice what I paid) and haven't yet tallied up the "lifetime" average, but I suspect it is a bit lower than in the first wagon. My job and commute had changed so I think it will be closer to mid 40's when I do total up that one.
<edit> I wanted to do it sooner or later, so I did it now. The second wagon I had for 33,599 miles and used 732.27 gallons for an average of 45.88 mpg. <end edit>
A 1986 Golf I had for 2058.2 miles, used 46.21 gallons for an average of 44.54 mpg. I sold it because it did so poorly. Sold it for more than I paid
I recently had a 1998 Jetta for 4118 miles and used 84.602 gallons for an average of 48.97. Sold that one for a profit, too.
The grand total of those is 362,532.9 miles on 7,171.08 gallons for an average of 50.55 mpg.
Oh, and these were all stock, with only VW supplied parts on them. No coroplastic, no fairings, no EOC, no P&G, no smoke 'n' mirror H2 generator, no acetone.

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:30 AM   #85 (permalink)
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My biggest achievement so far has been getting just over 30 mpg over 326 miles on a recent trip. Hoping to push it up to 35 mpg with a little work.
I am averaging over 30mpg with my 1996 3.8L Mustang. My best trip covering 100 miles at 38mpg according to my scangauge.

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Old 06-23-2009, 04:16 PM   #86 (permalink)
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Kilo-tank : done

Beat the number of records beaten at the same time : 3
1001.2 mi @ 65.36 mpg (15.32 g out of 15.85) so I beat :
  • best mpg (62.67)
  • longest tank (803.0 mi)
  • and biggest fill-up (14.59 g)


This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 95.7 g/km while a Prius II is at 104 g/km and a Prius III at 94 g/km.

Thanks to Citroën for their advertisement of 1400 km (870 mi) per tank.

Next objective : 66.666mpg corresponding to 93.9 g/km.

Hope my uglyback will help me...

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:47 AM   #87 (permalink)
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I finally tried to best my previous best mpg in my SRT4 Neon that runs 12.79 at 11 mph in the 1/4 mile. My best was 32.8 and was obtained EASILY by only driving a flat 60 mph on a few 200 mile round trips. This time I aired up the tires to their max air pressure of 42 compared to 35, drove 55-58 mph and removed the following items from the trunk:
Electric drill and a small amount of tools
Air tank and helmet
Two 225x50x15 Hoosier DOT drag radials and their rims

I also have a different tune on the car now that has a lot more torque but less hp.
The 1/4 mile is still a 12.79 best, but mph is down a bit to only 109.
The 1/8th mile is now 8.20 at 90 mph compared to 8.40 at 83 mph and maximum boost is now 25 psi compared to 27 before.

Drum roll..........40.1 mpg!!! It was 40.18 on one trip and 40.12 on another....and the baby seat, box of toys, baby bag, and my 40 lb 3 year old were still in the car. On both trips I was carrying just under 100 lbs of tires one way too!
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......12.79 at 11 mph.....
Should have been 12.79 at 111 mph
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:23 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Should have been 12.79 at 111 mph
I caught that. So I did the math: that would've been 206.35 feet in 12.79 seconds, considerably less than a quarter mile. It's more like 4% of a mile

Dang, runs in the 12s, gets 40+. Makes owning a Neon look like a not-terrible proposition.
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:57 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Best I'd done before was maybe 42? If I can keep this up my next tank should be a new record for me :-)

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