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Old 05-22-2007, 06:03 AM   #21
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is it brand new? I bet you will pick up a couple mpgs as the engine, tranny, tires, break in.

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Old 05-22-2007, 09:05 AM   #22
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Congratulations, that will be a lot of fun for you. There is that much more to pay attention to while you are hypermiling in a hybrid. Team slow burn is going to have some rediculously high mpg numbers soon...maybe not % above EPA, but the average MPG figure should be awesome.
I think you'll be supprised. Unless his route changes the speed range that Larry is driving in is perfect for some really high numbers. If if highway driving then yea it won't be that great % wise.

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Old 05-22-2007, 09:59 AM   #23
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Sounds like Larry's going to be having some fun!
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:04 PM   #24
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Larry -

Congratulations on your new blueboy.

When are you going to modify it to be a plug-in hybrid ?

Are you going to use your DOHCtor Green MPG as an even more outlandish testbed?

Old School SW2 EPA ... New School Civic EPA :

What's your EPA MPG? http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculatorSelectYear.jsp
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Old 05-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #25
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When are you going to modify it to be a plug-in hybrid ?
don't waste your time or time will waste you
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:12 PM   #26
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Nice Ride

Great choice. I dream of owning a Prius or Civic Hybrid -- much better mileage + emissions than what I have now, and a true challenge to hypermile. I drove the First Gen Prius when it was introduced, and was really amazed by the comfort and utility.

Excellent work on the above-average mileage! Keep us posted on your progress...

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Old 05-25-2007, 06:30 PM   #27
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James- It had 23 miles on it as I drove off the lot and just over 12 of those were from my test drive.

I got some tips from another Prius owner today and I was able to raise that 98.4 to 118 and I averaged 75+ for the day. The speed range that it took will probably make it impractical for everyday use. If I could make it to Hybridfest 2007 in time for the MPG challenge I could probably do quite well. At any rate, the tips I got today should help me raise my commute numbers some as well.
Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall, torque is how much of the wall you take with you.

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Old 05-26-2007, 06:56 AM   #28
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Those #'s are looking good Larry ! Yup, you made a great choice .

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