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Old 09-13-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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Yet another Yaris... & Civic noob

Hello all.
My wife and I have a 2006 Yaris RS 5door, 5spd and a 2001 Civic 4door 5spd non-Vtec. We tend to switch between cars, so we end up driving both equally.
I've always kept a close eye on the mileage I get from my vehicles.
My previous best in the Civic was 38.5 mpg, and 39 mpg in the Yaris.
I found this site last week through the Yaris site I visit and after reading through some of the forums, I started using some of the techniques on the Yaris the last few days....
About a quater of the way into the last tank, I started coasting in neutral on downhills with the engine on and using the 'accordion' style to avoid bringing the car to a stop at red lights (whenever I could) and keeping the momentum.
Wow, I filled up today and my tank average was 42mpg.
My commute is about 50km one way, 70% hilly 90km/h 2 lane road - 30% city.
Next stop, Scangauge...
Awsome site BTW.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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Sweet job dude, the effects are already being felt, that little car has some potential.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:25 PM   #3
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Welcome Frink,

I feel a Yaris competition building. Fill out the garage and gaslog info. It is very motivating.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:26 PM   #4
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Hey Frink, excellent job, and welcome to the site. Don't delay on the SG purchase - you won't regret it.

(And where are you in Ont?)
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Old 09-13-2006, 07:54 PM   #5
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the yarii are taking over!!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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The yarii have a while to go...Honda still dominates (a.k.a. percent above EPA)
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Matt - time to do a new list! Number of members with specific makes/models.
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Hey Frink, excellent job, and welcome to the site. Don't delay on the SG purchase - you won't regret it.

(And where are you in Ont?)
I'm just outside Barrie, my commute takes me up and down hwy11 everyday.
My all time mileage record was 3 litres/100km or about 78mpg.... but that was on my XR250L motorcycle
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I'm on the St Lawrence, east of Kingston.

I once got mileage like that on my Ninja 250 (the Geo Metro of the sport bike world ) . That's sustained cruising mileage, I should add - no fancy pants driving other than keeping the speed in check.
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