Originally Posted by The Toecutter
With the fuel economy you're getting, this would probably make you one of the best drivers in the country insofar as hypermiling is concerned. Wish there was a way to see how much of the effect on FE was your mods and how much was driving style. Was the 103 mpg segment mostly downhill?
Hello from Colorado.
We have owned this car for about 4 years. The best mileage previous to cardboard skirts and frontend block was 43 MPG. September 27, 2006 was my first ever 50+ tank, specifically 53.90 MPG. At that time my driving style was essentially the same as when I got 43 MPG.
I have fell under 50 MPG tanks twice since then, attributable to weather.
I have changed my driving style drastically recently, largely from installing ScanGauge II. My first tank using SG2 was 59.87. Check my Gas Log for more.
I have recently made a couple changes in engine controls to complement my current driving. I know these were a help.
As I stated in my post for the 103 MPH segment, terrain is up and down.
Two towns near opposite ends of my run show 1530ft elevation differential.
I live about one third toward the lower elevation which I approximate to equate to 1000ft elevation change for my run. Not so much for 32 miles.
I'm not sure I would have ever believed this sort of gas mileage if my car was dropped from an airplane.
Thanks for your comments on this and my other posts.