Had to go into the office today. (Needed a security sticker for the new car).
It's pretty close, but there are a lot of little hills in Lexington.
Got 62 mpg on the way over and 69.2 on the way home.(see pic).
My Eco score was at 81 when I was nearly home.
The bad news is, this car seems to be a magnet to people driving large cars and trucks at high speeds.
My short trip home was very relaxed until I got to my street.
I had to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk, before making my left turn.
But, I was stopped on top of a hill. And, cars from the other direction,
can't see the top of the hill until they get to the rise near the top.
Normally not a problem, IF they are going under 60 MPH (in this 30 MPH zone).
I almost got hit again! (T-boned). It wasn't too close, but I wondered why
the muscle-car driver figured he should hit his horn, before locking up his brakes??
Thinking back, this kind of near-miss (at the same place) has happened to me a few times before, while driving SUVs..
Last night my wife and I discussed the near misses we've had since getting the 'c'.
I think because the car is so new (and nice) we are more sensitive to near-misses..?.
Since, they happen regularly when you drive in this area of MA.
But we agreed that we should start using the Mass motorcycle/bicycle safety rule.
Drive like you (and your vehicle) are invisible.
Mostly, it's only a matter of time before you get hit. It's just part of life in the big city..