Originally Posted by corey415
I only drive when there is a tailwind. If there is a headwind I will pull over and auto-stop until the wind changes direction. It takes me long time to get anywhere.
As far as MPG goes, I haven't noticed a significant impact due to wind on my short commute. I imagine the effect is magnified on longer trips, though.
However, on a related note, I have noticed that this car gets buffeted by wind easier than similar cars of it's size that I've been in.
I'm fairly used to it since my last vehicle was a truck, but I was caught off guard at first by how easily the car can be blown around by strong gusts, especially from the side. It doesn't help that Dallas/Ft. Worth is windier, on average, than "The Windy City" of Chicago :P
My first road trip in the car was to Houston on a particularly windy day, and I remember fighting the car the whole way down...at times it felt really unstable, to be honest, almost like I was on ice
I think I read that Cobb installed an anti-sway bar from the Fit, that apparently helps with this issue. Don't know if it would have any positive benefit on MPG, though, maybe he can report his own findings...
Speaking of which, Cobb, do you have a link to the bar you used? I'm interested since it's one of the few problems I have with the Insight's handling. Was it hard to install?
// Edit - sorry...bit of thread-jack there