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Old 03-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am down to 72.6 for this tank now at 142.4 miles. That's about 4 round trips to work.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Best tank so far.


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Old 01-01-2013, 08:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Best tank so far.



Oh my! That is really good.

My 0.02 worth,
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:15 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Excellent gas mileage with a CVT, especially moreso if you did this during the winter.
I've always wanted to try hypermiling a CVT on a highway stretch to see how my own driving style would compare to the numerous trips I've made with my manual transmission.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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78mpg is pretty impressive. My 5-speed might as well Be a cvt since I drive it so fast the lean burn never turns on.

Sooo...... if I were to buy a CVT insight, what would I need to worry about with the transmission? What internal parts wear out and make it die prematurely?
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That tank was from late summer / early fall. Now with the colder Chicago weather I have lost 8 to 10 mpg, now only running between 68 and 72 mpg per tank. I installed a hot air intake systems a few weeks ago, but it isn't getting me back to the upper 70s. In 30F weather the hot air intake maintains 98F IAT, this week I think the morning temps to work will be in the middle teens, I will have to see what the IAT is.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Is that eco mods only, or do you hypermile too?


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Old 01-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Mods are a lower and partial upper grill block, keep the speed down to 45 mph, take back roads, easy acceleration, and easy slowdowns. Slow down going up hills, pick up speed going down, etc. Tires 45 to 48 psi, but with snow coming I am letting them drop lower, I am concerned with losing traction if I keep them above 40 psi. Engine block heater in the morning. Biggest things are easy on the gas, avoid 50 mph or more. The back roads I take are unposted, so limit is 50. I get passed about four times a day each way. 80% of the time I can get passed without the guy needing to slow down.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #19 (permalink)
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One of my best tank was 65.8mpg with a total of 643.7 driven miles. Just looked at my receipt for that fill-up and I noted that it came from a mix of cty/hwy driving with mostly highway driving.

I noticed that the OP's mpg reading comes from only 33 miles driven. You can definitely go higher than that, but if we're talking about mpg per tank, it is hard to beat over 65mpg, especially in just city driving.

When I visit my friend who lives about about 45 miles away, I take the freeway and average around low to mid 70mpg at point B. I think I may have reached 80mpg before.
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Thats about on par with the i2. The cvt doesnt run out of ratio til 37mph and one of my first tanks of 650 miles or so was done with speeds no more than 45 mph with mentioned eco mods.

Most gen 1 owners I meet average around 40mpg. Thats still high for an ecobox with a slush box tranny from y2k.


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