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December 26th, 2012
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I do read here, I should post here, too. But for some reason I don't.

Anyway, thanks to a deer that just appeared in front of me one morning earlier this month, I wrecked my old white Civic Hybrid and ended up buying a shiny new white Civic Hybrid. I just took my first trip down to Hutch and back in said new car and these are the gas mileage results.

On the way down to Hutch. I drove whatever the speed limit was (75 mph on the turnpike, which was most of the drive) with a bit of a tailwind. My car calculated my mpg at 38.8 (after getting gas I calculated it at 38.3).
On the way home (with, I assume, a bit of a head wind) I never went faster than 65 mph and my car calculated my mpg at 43.5. Just a leeeeedle bit of a difference there.

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From:clevermanka
Date:December 26th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
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Wow. Haste makes waste, I guess.
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From:kd0r
Date:December 27th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
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I had a similar experience last summer with our Fusion Hybrid. I now tend to drive the speed limit rather than five over. And I try to accelerate smoothly. Here in KS driving the speed limits I get about 35-37 mpg (that's dropped a bit with the 75 limits now). Last summer I spend over a week east of the higher speed highways in Ohio and NY. For the two tankfuls out there with max speeds of 65 and lots of 55 I got over 40 mpg. There were many more hills and more stop and go than farther west, but about five mpg better mileage.

Enjoy the Civic

David
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