Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Gord, Apr 3, 2021.
Welcome to the grind
on vacation so missed April 1
First trip numbers were for only partial trip down. Speeds between 65-80 depending on terrain, traffic, etc. Some city driving once on and off the highway.
Bringing average MPG for the tank to 43.
Attached is the trip screen from the car on the way home.
Return trip 4/3/21 by TheFordFamily posted Apr 4, 2021 at 6:59 AM
Today , 63 deg F in Northbrook and Elk Grove. Headwind (S) all the way.
17.5 miles , fcd = 66.7 x .943 = 62.9 MPG.
Not so bad.
Thanks for starting our thread , Gord.
Happier now, TFF?
The non-hybrid Camry is VERY fuel-efficient.
No problem Edwin and pretty good numbers TFF
Today in the Civic again. 59 deg F in Naperville ,
60 in Elk Grove. 35.1 miles , fcd = 50.0 MPG.
Going to Madison in the Prius after work Wednesday ,
home Thursday. I don't expect stellar fuel economy on
the way there ; I will be cruising at 60 MPH.
I decided to take the Civic to Madison today.
58 deg F in Naperville , 60 in Elk Grove.
35.1 miles , fcd = 49.3 MPG.
The Civic is more rewarding to drive on the highway.
Wait , did I really just say "rewarding" ?
Maybe I mean "less frustrating". And I will
be zooming along at high speed ( 60-63 MPH ) , so
there's never a shortage of power at 2800 RPM.
Fuel economy ? Not so great. I'll report the round
trip results Thursday night.
I don't know how you do it! I used to drive like that and I can't stand it now. Nor would I be able to handle all the noise at 2800 RPM! But whatever works for you
I'm not thrilled about it , but I have to drive 150 miles after work today and
get there by 5:30. Not sure what 2800 RPM yields as far as MPH . but I know
that 2500 RPM = 55 MPH. After THIS round-trip , I'm sticking to my local commute
with this car , two days a week , about 135 miles a week total.
Highway driving is boring if just going point A to B, especially at 55-60 mph and the car's not geared for it. Might as well use the hybrid appliance.
edit: 2800*55/2500 - about 100 kph if I may mix units
I'm very comfortable with metric.
The hybrid appliance gets a lot of miles. It deserves a rest.
Why? How else are you going to hit that 300k miles with minimal repairs? Besides, that hybrid engine's always taking naps so hours of operation are lower than non-hybrids in the same situations.
Closer to 99 km/h.
As close as I can see ( speedo and tach ) the Civic is turning 2700 RPM at 62 MPH. On one
downhill I saw 67 MPH at 3000 RPM. Overall for the trip there and back was 285.3 miles ,
fcd = 45.5 MPG. Had a bit of rain both ways.
Pretty good, Edwin!
Bill , you have a really good point there ! Right now after almost six years , the Prius has around 117K miles.
Runs perfectly. The Honda is well depreciated ( or a cheapskate like would not have bought it ) and
has around 89K miles. The worst thing about the Honda is the driver. When he stops for a red light that
he judges will last 30 seconds or more , he shuts off the engine. This could be 16-20 starts one on trip home.
I am SO spoiled by having a hybrid car. I am thinking about unloading the Civic.
Filled up the Camry today.
41.9 indicated MPG
40.64 actual MPG
A disappointing offset of 3%
Today , 44 deg F in Naperville , 45 in Elk Grove.
In the Prius until Monday evening. 35.1 miles ,
fcd = 63.4 x .943 = 59.8 MPG.
Tank is at 522.9 miles , fcd = 66.1 x .943 = 62.3 MPG.
My offset is about 5.6 %. After six years , I'm not disappointed.
I still like my Toyota.
Separate names with a comma.