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Old 09-06-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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Broke my longtime MPG & mileage goal

Hi, this is my first post here at gassavers.
I followed a link here from friends of mine, krousdb, philmcneal and decided to join.
I've been training in hypermiling since Feb '04 and finally broke my long time goal:

Driver: Hot Georgia
Miles: 1003.4
Gallons: 13.4
Model Year: 2004
Model: Civic Hybrid
Tranny: CVT
Fuel type: 87 Regular
MPG: 74.9
Additives: none
Speed: About 55 average
Road: 95% highway
Average trip: 47 miles
Beginning ODO 74,823
Ending ODO 75,827
Terrain: Very hilly to/from Atlanta to/from rural N. GA
PSI: 51PSI all the way around (Cold sidewall Max)
Tire: Factory LRR Dunlops (About ready for new skins)
Oil: 0-20w Honda dealer stuff
A/C: None

Whew! I'm ready for another one!

I've also been active around the net showing folks they can dramatically improve MPG in what ever they currently drive.
Glad I found this website.
-Steve
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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Nice tank! Welcome to the site.

How close were you to running out of gas?
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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Finally you showed up! Welcome Steve!
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:57 PM   #4
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Hurray! Another GA member! Sign up for the GasSavers FRAPPR so we don't look so all alone down here!

Congrats on getting a 1000 mile tank...I'm trying hard for a 500 mile tank (10 gallons)!
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:03 PM   #5
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Hi Steve,

Impressive mileage. I've seen some of your posts around the net pre-CMPG and GS.

I'm afraid if I were to try for a 1000 mile tank, it would be December before you heard from me again. Don't drive that much

Welcome to the site!
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #6
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Welcome and Well done man!

Jeez I would just be happy with a 500 mile tank but I think that is unattainable with this car. Maybe the next though....

Again great job!
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Welcome and Well done man!

Jeez I would just be happy with a 500 mile tank but I think that is unattainable with this car. Maybe the next though....

Again great job!
Very possible! I've almost gotten that mileage driving my 91 SI conservativly.
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:35 PM   #8
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Could it simply be the tire pressure or have you really broken in the engine very well - Outrageous Mileage MAN!! Nice Going!
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Old 09-06-2006, 02:45 PM   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome!

kickflipjr asked:
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How close were you to running out of gas?
My gauge is divided into 20 segments or "bars" and the last bar went out at 992 miles.
In the past I've driven +25 miles past showing empty but didn't want to risk running out the next day. (I've never ran out)

Thanks again!
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Old 09-06-2006, 04:02 PM   #10
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Welcome Welcome!

It's guys like you that make me consider getting a hybrid.
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