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Old 09-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #21
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I was up in Tonkawa today. It was on the cool side and wind howling from the n/nw. It seems they are ave. about 20 mph. There not getting into the battery. Almost all ICE.

I got to me Wayne, Bradlee, Randall... I look forward to meeting Bob on sat. I didnt get to spend near the time I wanted to with them today. Was alot of driving from Okmulgee to Tonkawa for jst 30 or 40 mins. of visting time. I hope to spend most of sat. up there.

I took the Accord today. Had to take it to the dealer in Bartlesville for some warrenty work concerns. As it turned out I didnt even get that done. I did hit $250.00 on a quarter bet in a Osage Casino on the trip back.

I also managed a 39 mpg ave. in the Accord today. The trip ended up being just under 400 miles with some running around in Tulsa included in that number.

I will be taking the Civic on Sat. when I make my return trip. I fully expect a 50+ mpg tank on that trip. Wayne hasnt driven a r-18 Civic yet. So we are planing to follow the Insight for a lap or two and see how the Civic does.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:13 AM   #22
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Thanks Dennis. They seem to be at ~160mpg@20mph average, which is good... But slow. It'd be nice if they used what's commonly considered to be a practical range, something like 40-50mph average, since 20mph is very close to bicycle speeds and most people would be impressed if they managed obscene mpg at semi speeds, well... slower than semi speeds. When they're going this slow, why not drop down to (hopefully) ~200mpg@5mph average? I mean, the press blurb probably won't mention speed, and breaking the 200mpg barrier would seem like the thing to do after breaking the 100mpg one.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:56 PM   #23
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Mileage Update

Here is the latest I could find on the Insight record attempt. They seem to be hanging onto 168 mpg or so. :woot:
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Driver Departure Temp Degrees F Time Out Time In Lap distance Total Tank Distance (miles) Trip MPG Total MPG
Dan 66 07:29 09:51 42.2 1573.5 150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM 150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Justin 76 09:53 12:05 38.8 1612.3 150.0 - 1.3L/100 KM 150.0 - 1.4L/100 KM
Dan 90 12:12 02:10 38.8 1651.1 150.0 - 1.5L/100 KM 150.0 - 1.4L/100KM


1.1 L/100 KM = 213.8 mpg
1.2 L/100 KM = 196.0 mpg
1.3 L/100 KM = 180.9 mpg
1.4 L/100 KM = 168.0 mpg
1.5 L/100 KM = 156.8 mpg
1.6 L/100 KM = 147.0 mpg
1.7 L/100 KM = 138.3 mpg
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:22 PM   #24
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How long is this going to take? At the speeds they are going is seems like it will go for 2 more days.
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Old 10-01-2006, 04:37 PM   #25
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They figure that they have used 9.97 gallons after travelling 1689.9 miles. I'm not sure, but I think an Insight holds ~13 gallons. Dan? Anyone?
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Old 10-01-2006, 06:27 PM   #26
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Well, I just got back from the event. These Insights are truly a marvel of technology. I was able to drive one for the first time today - it's really unlike anything i've driven. Having the manual transmission, auto-stop, and a 3-cylinder ICE made it a very cool drive. On an informal run around town, I was able to get around 75 mpg!

I think they have a couple more days remaining to get tank in -- they plan to let the vehicle run out of fuel completely, which should take another 240 miles. With an average speed of 15-20 mph, this could take a while.

The winds were truly brutal -- about 10-mph steady, gusting to upwards of truly straight out of the South. It made my trip in the Integra a struggle going down, but reducing the speed to 60 resulted in 40.3 mpg. Coming back, I improved that by 3 and cruised a little faster at 64-65.

Above all, congrats to Dan and the rest of crew for their concentration, stamina, and skill. Getting nearly 200 mpg is unreal. I think the team's average stands around 168 mpg at this time.



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Old 10-01-2006, 06:35 PM   #27
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I'm not sure, but I think an Insight holds ~13 gallons. Dan? Anyone?
10.6 Gallons without filling the fill tube - fill the tube then you can squeeze about another gallon in there (not reccomended)
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Old 10-01-2006, 07:17 PM   #28
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Do you realize that they are only using around 1.5 gallons a day!
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That's some ****ing crazy hypermiling.

Now, if it were a Daihatsu UFE-III, you wouldn't need to hypermile it and would still get 200+ mpg. And it can seat not 2, but 3 people.
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That's some ****ing crazy hypermiling.

Now, if it were a Daihatsu UFE-III, you wouldn't need to hypermile it and would still get 200+ mpg. And it can seat not 2, but 3 people.
Yeah, I had the UFE-II, and only got 176. JK

What's a UFE-III?

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