01-27-2009, 10:40 PM
I have an 08 Civic Hybrid. I live in the Chicago area and we've already had more that the average snowfall and it's been one of the coldest winters on record so far. The last tank of gas it seemed that the car wasn't rolling easily/smoothly. I couldn't get the mpgs up. I noticed that the ice/snow had built up around the rear wheels which happens to all cars here. I thought maybe that was causing friction around the wheels so I cleaned it off and right away the mpgs went up and the car seemed to glide better. Any experience/comments with this.
01-28-2009, 04:53 AM
I experienced your horrible winter first hand, that awful white stuff messed up my aerodynamics and thus the FE.
I want to stay in the warm parts of the country for my residence. I'll visit you folks that might be closet ice fishers ;) when there is an event or just hanging around.
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01-28-2009, 09:40 AM
I'll visit you folks that might be closet ice fishers ;) when there is an event or just hanging around.
Heck... Ice fishing is feasible here in Missouri right now. A fellow here at work reported 6" of ice on a local lake, more than enough for ice fishing.
01-28-2009, 10:10 PM
yikes!, thats out of control
01-29-2009, 08:22 AM
Yeah... He came here from Alaska and sold his ice auger (used for making the holes in the ice) thinking that he wouldn't have any need for it here.
Now he is wishing he still had it.