Well had my first commute today with the Insight. 73mpg on the way in and 76mpg total for the day. Not bad considering traffic was brutal in the morning, parking outside until I sell the smart and cold at 39 (for AZ
). Actually I should say that is awesome, with better conditions and some practice I could double what I was getting in the smart. Was able to hold 100mpg for several miles at just under 60MPH.
I did have a couple of quick questions:
Tire tread - previous owner changed tires at 63k miles, but there does not seem to be alot of tread left, or possible these tires don't have alot of tread from the start, not sure. Honda dealer put it at 5/32 on the last oil change she did. How many miles do I have left on those?
Oil Change - owner was nice enough to do the oil change just before selling and was using synthetic - changed at77k and next scheduled for 83k. What should be the service intervals with synthetic and can I use mobil 1 or do you have to use Honda's oil?
If you get IMA codes, is it ok to reset? I assume you should only leave the major code that states your battery is done - ok to reset all others.
Have about 5 bars left on gas gauge. How accurate are they and how far past last bar can you go
Spark plug - I don't think this is needed until just over 100k, any benefit in doing earlier? Also can you do this yourself or better to have the dealer do it?
Why is there a seperate mpg gauge called FCD? Will probably use for Oil change reminder.
Outside of the engine temp, the scangauge is really not needed. Lean burn is fairly easy to see on the gauge and have more mpg gauges than I need - one is current tank, second will be daily and FCD will be miles since last oil change.
Also notice that EPA uses old system for this year. Do most do a conversion to the new system or is that the way it is for all older cars?