08 civic hybrid

Discussion in 'Honda Hybrids' started by Alansr, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    Temperatures below 50F will have a negative impact on mileage. The colder it gets, the worse your mileage will be, but that's true of just about all vehicles. Short trips in cold weather are bad on hybrids because they don't usually allow electric mode until the engine and battery pack have both properly warmed up. I know when temps are in the 20's and 30's it can take a while for my hybrid battery pack to warm up enough to allow electric mode in my Escape Hybrid.
  2. mmrmnhrm

    mmrmnhrm Well-Known Member

    Temperature makes a huge difference in mpg. Take a look at this chart.
  3. Alansr

    Alansr Member

    What is the scangauge?

    I seen a few guys mentioning them. I looked them up on Amazon and the scangauge1 is 95 and the scangauge2 is 159.
    Do they help with MPG's? Are they worth it?
  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I've had my SGII for about three years , and now I would not drive without one. The instant feedback it gives is VERY educational. So many people do not realize that , even though they THINK they are going a steady speed , they are still accelerating (slowly) , and the difference can be 5-10 MPG. And of course as a scanning tool , it gives you information about any CEL's. And as a member here, you get a very nice discount.

    Don't leave home without it.
  5. Alansr

    Alansr Member

    Can you use them on multiple cars or are they specifically for one car?

    I have an 08 HCH, 05 Pontiac GTO, 08 Ford Escape, 98 Chevy 1500 van
  6. Alansr

    Alansr Member

    Well I went to AutoZone and picked one up since they had it on sale for 139 and I could start playing with it right away. So far it is very interesting to see how the slightest changes on the gas pedal can make such a difference on the MPG's.

    I can't wait to do a 0-60 with my GTO:stickshift:
  7. Alansr

    Alansr Member

    Wow the scangage is accurate.
    Today I slowed down to 65 for the trip home and averaged 47.2 MPH. I was running late for work so I had to do 75 and still averaged 38mph so I'm happy with that.

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