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Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by tbaleno, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hi, hurricanewg ! The 1st gen Insight is a helluva car. Is yours the manual or CVT ?
     
  2. nickb422

    nickb422 New Member

    Hey all!!!

    I am new to all this, coming from driving a clk 55 v8 and a Audi 2.7T, I recently just bought a kia optima 2013 EX hybrid. I wanted to introduce myself, I am a newb to this world and can only manage so far 36mpg from virginia where i purchased the car at a friends dealership to massachusetts. I tried to glide and get my mpg up failing to do so as of yet. I am still unsure of my purchase and hope i didn't get the raw end... I like the car very much in terms of look and feel, just unsure if i got jipped on the price 29900, with 0% financing. I saw on the forum people getting the same car for <27k$. Anyhow My name is Nick i look forward to any feedback or advice. I really am looking forward to hypermiling and getting some of those hybrid benefits, wondering if i should have gone the 2014 Accord Hybrid route though.
     
  3. JBHSH

    JBHSH New Member

    Nickb422-I think you made a great purchase. Certainly a change from what you're used to though. Don't underestimate the thrill of achieving amazing mileage in your new KOH. I just joined the forum but have followed it for years. Many on here will be able to help you see those great numbers. Your car holds a world record for highest mpg on a 48 state trip!

    I own the sister car to yours, a 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Ult pkg, I've logged nearly every mile on fuelly.com and have a lifetime avg of 38.7 but my last tank averaged 44. Going to work everyday this week I averaged a little over 60 mpg with a high today of 64.7! I commute up and down a canyon and while going to work is that good, going home uphill I'm still getting 42 with a high today of 43.6. Biggest tip, keep it at the speed limit if you can stand it. Takes some getting used to but man is the mileage awesome!
     
  4. bluemanalbert

    bluemanalbert just got scangaugED

    Hey fellas!!

    I've been a member but haven't been active. I used to drive a 97 Nissan sentra that I was averaging 42.3 mpg's on. Unfortunately that car was stolen so I bought a 2003 Hyundai Elantra with the manual transmission. I'm enjoying driving it and I want to get better mpg's this summer. I live in the central valley in California and I have to use the AC during the summer because the heatt here is unbearable. If you have any ideas please feel free to send em my way. I'm averaging about 37 right now but only really gliding in neutral to stops in my car.
    I'll poke around some of the threads for ideas. Thanks.
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Albert:

    Whys and Hows link on the home page should help.

    Wayne
     
  6. olivergt

    olivergt New Member

    Hi,

    Just joined, I have been reading the forums for a while and practising what I have learnt to good effect.

    I live in Ireland, so any other Irish hypermilers out there please say hello.

    I drive a 2002 Peugeot 206 1.4 hdi diesel. I personally think that these are hidden mpg gems, with official figures of urban 51.4, extra urban 78.5 and combined of 65.7.

    I'm currently hitting around 70 mpg on most tanks, but finding it difficult with very little feedback as there is no fuels consumption gauge.

    Hopefully I can help with other diesel drivers out there as well.

    Oliver.
     
  7. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Are you talking Imperial gallons ? Don't you buy fuel by the liter ? I do see that most of the UK mfgr websites show fuel efficiency both in miles per Imp gallon and l/100km.
    Even if it's 70 MPG Imperial , you're doing a lot better than I am. Keep up the good work.

    You can buy either an UltraGauge ( like our "reigning" UK expert "frv") or you can buy a Scangauge II from this website at the special member-only price. I have the Scangauge and I refuse to drive without one now. The instant feedback helps SO MUCH.
     
  8. heiwa

    heiwa Member

    I'm so excited to have found people like you all! I was feeling quite isolated among my acquaintances and families because they are NOT at all enthused about bringing the best MPG out of their cars like I am striving to do.

    I am looking forward to developing my driving skills by learning from your experiences and discussions, and sharing mine when time comes.

    I drive 35 miles round trip daily for my commute to work (about 80% highway) and additional 15-25 miles on the job per day for about 3 days a week (mostly city) in the Central Valley of CA. Approximately 95% of my driving is with Leaf during the weekdays. I take my wife’s Prius Plug-in when I have a longer distance to cover during my work hours. On weekends, most of the local driving is done with Leaf, and out-of-town travels are with the Prius, which we do often.

    As most people from Japan, I was in awe of American achievements and never thought I would see a Japanese car in the US when I first came to live in Oakland, CA, almost three decades ago. You can imagine how surprised I was to see so many tiny Japanese cars on the American streets…

    I will be adding a Scangage II to my Prius shortly. I can not wait to see what it may do to help me drive better.

    Thank you all for being there and promoting awareness and sharing your knowledge with newbies like me. Together, we can change the WORLD!
     
  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Welcome , heiwa ! You'll fit right in here.
     
  10. TopSpin

    TopSpin New Member

    Hi everyone, just signed up. My goal is to get my 99 Jeep Cherokee MPG into the mid 20's on a consistent basis.

    A few Jeep people will say "Well if you what high mileage get a Prius. it's a Jeep!" While that is true, I need a vehicle to haul 3500 lbs at times and crawl through a foot or so of snow to get to town (or the end of my driveway:) in the winter. I'm not looking for 40 mpg.

    So the grand experiment. With info from the Jeep folks on other forums and the methods and ideas I'm sure to find here I see not reason I can't drag the rolling box out of the teens
    and into the 20's.

    TopSpin
     
  11. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Welcome, Topspin. It doesn't matter so much WHAT you drive , it's HOW you drive it.
     
  12. CarPassion

    CarPassion Member

    Hello everyone! I'm a new person here, I have Honda Civic 4D. I'm little nervous to ask some stupid questions, ' cause i bought the car only few month ago.
     
  13. WisdomWarlord

    WisdomWarlord New Member

    Hello everybody. My vehicle is a strange one. It's a scratch-built custom 3 wheel recumbent trike (2 rear wheels and one front) that has 3 power sources. Batteries, a 63cc gas engine powered 500w generator, and my body. Because of the generator, I hope it's OK to become part of this community. My goal is the same as everyone's here. Most miles for least fuel use. The generator will charge the batteries and the batteries will power a 500w electric motor, unleash I can come up with a 900w before I start out on my tour. I will pedal for up to 50-70 miles a day and rely on the electric motor to get me farther if I need to.
    My tour will start in January '15. Yes, I know how psychotic it sounds to start a tour to anywhere in January in Michigan lol. But, it will take me South to Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee to begin with. It'll be for an undetermined length of time and distance, but at least 2 years.
    What I'm hoping to get out of the community here is to meet people with similar interests in hypermiling and to get some ideas on hypermiling. My speeds will be limited to 20 MPH under power, and the trike and trailer and rider and all gear will weigh 650 to 700 lbs, so the techniques that work with a car may not apply as well to my situation, but since aerodynamics is still the largest power drain, I'm sure there's something here to learn.
    I have hypermiled a normal car some, using driving techniques on an unmodified '95 Mercury Villager. I managed 35mpg on a 50 mile drive at 55mph. Not earth shattering but anyone else driving the same vehicle on the same roads at the same speeds could only pull off 26, so I was pleased.
    Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! Lol

    Thanks
    Keith
     
  14. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Of course you're welcome here. A lot of us are fascinated and in awe of people who can build their own vehicles. Well, at least I am. Most of my cycling is not about conserving energy at all , but rather maintaining (relatively) high speed. But most of my trips are only 20-30 miles, too. Should be a great trip , Keith. Have fun and be safe !
     
  15. Theopect90

    Theopect90 New Member

    Hello Theopect here .. Thankyou inadvance for such a great forum
     
  16. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Welcome Theopect. What are you currently driving ?
     
  17. Sabrejet

    Sabrejet Member

    Hi all :). I have been a long time lurker on these forums, and finally decided to join. I have been hypermiling for two years now.

    A few weeks ago, I got a chance to measure my fuel economy for the first time ever. The car was an '03 Civic with a 1.6 3 stage vtec and automatic transmission. Most people here never get past 11 km/l on this car; I got 18.2 km/l over 90 km. AFAIK, this is the highest recorded fuel consumption for this car in my country :woot:.

    I used the following techniques: max cruise speed of 105 km/h, blind DWL + NICE-ON for the hilly M1 motorway, an attempt at DWB for the rural areas (30 km of the journey), and manipulating the transmission to upshift early and maintain torque converter lock up.

    A few details about the car itself: it had clocked ~270k km, the oil was a 20w-50 mineral (not my choice), the tires were filled to ~32 psi (my dad lowered it from my previous fill of 44 :( ), and the passengers were my anxious parents. They didn't allow me to use FAS, and I wouldn't have used it even if they did, since I didn't have a battery voltage monitor. I am also unsure about FAS'ing the car much over 90 km/h; the manual states 55 km/h for 80 km. I didn't have a Scangauge, Ultragauge, MPGUINO, or even a simple vacuum gauge.

    Anyways, I am ready to take my hypermiling to the next level. Really hoping to learn from the best here. Cheers :)
     
  18. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sounds like you're on the right track , Sabrejet. I also have a Civic automatic and I generally don't do engine-off coasting unless I have a long-ish glide rolling up to a traffic signal. Then I will shut off the engine at 30 MPH. If I had a manual trans , I would do it much more often. 20W50 ? Parents.
     
  19. Joggernot

    Joggernot New Member

    Just saying hello. 2000 Honda Accord V6 EX-L that I try to maintain in good condition. Just getting it back to full stock to see if that helps. Things are starting to wear (270k miles) so the only "mods" are that I'll be putting in new parts for the coming year. Driver education is the best I can do for now.
     
  20. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Hi, Joggernot. This place is all about driver education.
     

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