Month of June 2019 (Nat’l Avg $2.820)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Finally got all my numbers for last 2 weeks!

    Going home on last day before vacation, 72°F:
    48.2 / 19.3

    Took mother to local nature reserve for a walk with the dog:
    55.6 / 4.4 - to pick up
    54.7 / 5.5 - to reserve
    54.0 / 5.5 - drop off
    38.0 / 4.4 - home

    On vacation - to Norfolk (filled up near self catering cottage):
    54.0 / 145.0

    Tank Stats

    Miles on tank: 603.5 miles
    GallsUS: 12.039
    Calc. MPG : 50.13 MPG
    Calc. Range: 77.4 miles (allowing for extra in tank)
    FCD Range: 60
    FCD MPG : 53.1 MPG (5.97% over-report)
    UG MPG : 50.98 MPG (1.69% over-report)
    No. of trips: 27
    Average trip length: 22.4
    Average speed 29mph
    Driving time on tank: 20hrs 25mins
    Days since last fill: 16
    Commuting: 71.8%
    Ave. Temperature: 56.4°F
    Ave. no. of people in car: 1.85
    Pmpg for the tank: 92.5

    Average FCD over-report over last 3.8 years and 50+ tanks is 5.28% so I'll adjust the indicated numbers down by that for this tank.

    To holiday cottage, 70°F:
    33.4 / 5.0

    Various journeys over the week, 4UP, lots of narrow, winding country roads!:
    40.5 / 3.5
    49.1 / 9.0
    45.7 / 7.9
    39.2 / 5.5
    45.8 / 18.7
    47.7 / 18.7
    41.7 / 5.5
    42.6 / 5.9
    41.1 / 14.9
    45.4 / 15.0
    40.7 / 7.2
    45.2 / 6.5
    43.8 / 3.6
    51.9 / 146.4 - back home including a pit stop


    Last Wednesday, 2UP to Sudbury Hall and Museum of Childhood,
    56.0 / 57.0
    47.9 / 5.5 - to pub for lunch
    51.7 / 14.1 - to a garden centre
    57.4 / 44.6 - home


    Tank at 49.9 (FCD 52.5) / 398.1 / Range 310 . Guess gauge F___«|««««E . UG at 44.1 / DTE 198

    Lost first pip @ 140 miles
    Second pip @ 250 miles
    Third pip (of 8) @ 327 miles

    Back car pooling again (been on my own since end March) - mother-in-law problems seem to have abated! :D
     
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  2. Been driving the sonata a bit before the teenager gets her license this week. Wanted to get any bugs out of it since it was sitting for about 6 months when I got it. And testing out the Verizon Hum. We have the hum on the 17 year olds Saturn and it's the greatest thing ever.

    Looks like the sonata is rated 19/28. 6cyl auto.
    30 mpg is easy on my commute. Going to look at some used tires tomorrow as the tires on it are near wear bars and I did start to hydroplane in some heavy rain Monday.
    Made the kid change a tire and she still has to wax it and change the air filter before she can drive it solo. I know, I'm the mean step dad and I enjoy it
     
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  3. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Our eastern mid-Puget Sound gas prices still hang high, well over $3 a gal. With Gasbuddy, got some distant gas for $3 per & last tank for $2.80 per gallon. But, that there $2 Texas gazz-oh-leen makes me blink!!
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , temp in Naperville is 68 deg F , wind SSW 1-3. Temp in Wood Dale is 67 and wind is SSW 9.
    According to wunderground , anyway. Usual morning route , which is eight miles of local suburban roads
    in Aurora and Naperville , 23 miles of Interstate , and 4 miles of suburban roads.
    35.1 miles , 65.9 MPG. Tank is at 183.9 miles , 65.2 MPG.
     
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  5. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I had a good one this morning. Traffic was good and I was "in the zone". 82.1 mpg / 5.2 miles. Nearly a record for the route.

    Engine only warmed up to 146F.

    Tank is up to 54.3 / 214 mi.
     
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  6. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    Very nice, Andrew.
     
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  7. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Excellent Andrew, that’s nearly a ton in UK mpg - 98.6 :D
     
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Outstanding , Andrew ! Almost as good as the Civic , right ?
     
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  9. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 56 deg F in Naperville , 52 in Wood Dale. Wind NNW at 16-32 MPH.
    In Toronto , it was 59 F. 15.4 miles (mostly straight north) , 65.8 MPG.

    Tank is at 216.3 miles , 65.1 MPG. If this wind keeps up ,
    I may just sail home tonight.
     
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  10. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    54.8 home last night.
    74.6 this morning.

    That 82 yesterday was a good number, but the Civic was still better. Best trip in that was over 100. 20% more efficient, both on record runs and on average. Best tank was 92, vs 72 in the Fit.
     
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  11. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Not surprising. Better gearing, better weight, and likely better Cd too, as I recall.

    I considered buying the hatchback version of that Civic back then, but decided to procrastinate a few more years.
     
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  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    My oldest sister bought what may have been the last true Civic hatchback in 2000. Her youngest daughter is still driving it today.
    A 5MT , of course. She was the person who taught me the correct way to drive a manual transmission car.
    What is the correct way , you might ask ? Well...… my way , of course.
    Today , 51 deg F in both Naperville and Wood Dale , no wind. 35.1 miles , 62.7 MPG.
    Tank is at 284.6 miles , 65.5 MPG.
     
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  13. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I guess there were other Civic hatches after that , like the made-in-England Civic Si. You know , the one
    with the shifter jutting straight out of the dash. It looked a bit odd, but drove just fine.
    That was a strong car , with its 2.0 engine. Not particularly efficient , I think.
     
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  14. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    Right on all counts. 2300 lb vs the Fit's 2500, which is still featherweight.
    The Fit is taller and a hatchback so aero is worse.
    Gearing isn't too much worse where I drive (max speed 55) but on the highway it's terrible.

    You just can't beat the function of a hatch though. I would do it again. I've carried hay bales, Lazy-boy, dressers, a water heater, a stove, a sheep, so many boxes, bee hives, and much more.

    I had a less amazing run this morning at 61 mpg.
     
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  15. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The Fit is a dandy 60 MPG pickup truck.

    On another note , my son-in-law just bought a Kia Rio 5-dr with 1.0l turbo and 6MT. They offer lots of engines
    in the UK that we don't get here. He is replacing an older Fiesta ST 2.0 that was wrecked , so this will be more efficient.
     
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  16. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    They sure do Edwin :)

    Only used my car one evening last week taking and collecting daughter from youth club in the rain, 52°F:
    62.1 / 1.6
    39.4 / 1.6
    67.9 / 1.6 - less busy at 20:15 - lots of rolling
    42.9 / 1.6

    This morning, collected car pooler then motorway route, detoured traffic light section, 59°F, headwind W4:
    57.4 / 22.9

    My FE on the commute won’t be as good now but ultimately only driving to work every other week saves a lot more gas :cool:

    Tank down 0.2 at 49.7 (FCD 52.3) / 427.4 / Range 260 . Guess gauge F____|««««E . UG up 0.5 at 44.6 / DTE 175

    (the UltraGauge calibration is a bit out if I use a lot more 2-cylinder mode than normal but generally it's more accurate than the FCD.)

    Half tank @ 400 miles
     
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  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Today , 59 deg F in Naperville , 56 in Wood Dale. 35.1 miles , 63.0 MPG.

    Tank is at 400-some miles ? and 65.0 MPG

    My UltraGauge should be arriving sometime this week. :)
    Just in time ; the Scangauge barely works at all.
     
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  18. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    62.8 / 5.2 this morning, cooler at 67 F

    Tank is at 54.4 / 261 mi.
    F__\__|____E
     
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