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Old 05-28-2008, 03:51 PM   #71
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same as the Echo/yaris I should think.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:49 PM   #72
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Mid size car: mid 90's model Galant EPA 21 city/ 28 hwy

Compact: early/mid 90's Mirage; EPA 28 city/36 hwy

Mazda Protege mid/late 90's; EPA 28/33
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:43 PM   #73
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Been looking at figures for the '91-'95 generation of Nissan Sentras and NX coupes. They look like doing real nice wih the 1.6 and 5 speed manual, original ratings was 29 city 39 highway... could probably get 45+ out of them. NX got 1 mpg lower, don't know why, if it has lower gearing it might get better with a swap from the Sentra sedan. It looks slippier, but apparently sedan only had .34 Cd. Handling and durability of these is meant to be way up there too.
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Old 06-01-2008, 07:46 PM   #74
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Yep, I have a co-worker who just scored a 92 Sentra 5-speed for $1500. He threw another couple of hundred into maintenance and is hitting 40 mpg no problem.
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I am really new at this, but had to post this info. My wife drives mixed city/hwy 50 miles one way daily. She is driving a 2005 Hyundai Elantra auto tranny. We inflated tires to 51lb max. She drives speed limit (60mph highest limit driven) with Cruise control on and shifts it into neutral for ERC(Engine running coasting?) until stopped at the lights. With the altered driving habits she clocked her best FE number today at 40.1 mpg! She was getting a solid 32mpg before this! Her mileage has gradually increased over the last 5 weeks as she changed her habits to this current number! I am impressed! Thanks to you all for the info posted here!
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:26 PM   #76
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according to the milage calculator in my fuel-log on this site, (can't get it to show in my sig though..) my '95 Range Rover is a hypermiler...at 16mpg....maybe the definition needs to be refined a bit?
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:58 PM   #77
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The 3800 is a great engine. My dad has been able to squeeze 32 MPG out of his '04 Impala SS with the supercharged 3800 on long trips. Not bad for something that big and with that much performance!
My G/F has a 02 Monte SS with the 3.8 shes getting 27+ average, without really hypermiling it at all. I made a ~10 mile trip through town, and back and got the built in MPG gauge to read 32.7 for the round trip! So yea for a 3500 lb car, it kicks butt!
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according to the milage calculator in my fuel-log on this site, (can't get it to show in my sig though..) my '95 Range Rover is a hypermiler...at 16mpg....maybe the definition needs to be refined a bit?
Its 20% above EPA...
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:08 AM   #79
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Its 20% above EPA...
I know, just seems a bit ironic to me that my gas hog (by any standard) fits that criteria. Maybe (EPA+20%) AND >20mpg???
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I know, just seems a bit ironic to me that my gas hog (by any standard) fits that criteria. Maybe (EPA+20%) AND >20mpg???
A hypermiler is a person, not a vehicle. You are a hypermiler because you're beating the EPA estimates for your vehicle by a significant amount. If you got in a vehicle that's EPA rated for 18mpg, you'd certainly get over 20mpg.
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