Took the Accord on a trip today. 218 mile round trip from Okmulgee to Norman, Ok. and back. I don't drive the car much now days. Bet I haven't put 50 miles on it in the last 6 to 9 months.
I transfered the SG into it. set it up for the Accord. Same setting I use for the Ranger and off we went. We had 10 to 20 mph winds out of the south. With bands of heavy rain to deal with. Got 40.6 going and 40.8 coming back. with a high of 41.5 going and a high of 44 or so coming back. The SG reported the tank at 40.8 mpg for the tank.
These numbers are low for me in the Accord. But the weather wasn't good either. Coupled with the fact I don't drive it much anymore and I hate the damned 5AT worthless POS AT tranny in it. I just get sick of fasing it and all the key starts. I look forward to transferring my mother on to my brothers home later in the week in the Civic.
09 HCHII, w/Navi
07 Mazda3 S Touring, 5MT
Mild Hypermiler or Mad Man?
Managed to get my ball joints replaced and will be getting my alignment done tomorrow morning. I got stuck in the gas station again this morning. Car wouldn't start and ended up having a jeep with metal bumpers push me 10 feet so I could bump start. Gotta see if I can bend my hood back in place, doesn't close quite right now . Managed to make it to work on time though.
Was looking and saw that I could pick up an insight for 4-6K with 150K miles or so on it. That doesn't seem like too bad of a deal. And hey, if the battery ever decided to quit on me I could just yank the thing and run with the 65HP engine alone. Should be light enough at that point and still be able to hit 60MPG without trying TOO hard.
I was driving my brothers 96 Civic the other day. That thing coasts like no other compared to my car. Which is kinda the reason I was thinking of switching again. I would go for an old 1980's honda or something but I am afraid of what an suv would do to me in an accident .
I applaud all of you, your gas-mileage is unbelievable to most of the people on this planet, including me until I tried your tecnique and it worked!