Originally Posted by Cobb
If we are using the total tank as an average, then I get in the mid 60s. This is from a range of driving, some idle, lots of traffic.
Since you seem to be the expert, lets see your fuel economy?
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I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I do tend to use logic and common sense. I am also a scientist by training (an engineer to be exact).
However, I never claimed to be a hypermiler. Nor am I interested in that area / field
(notice I didn't use the term science
I do like cars and driving. My kind of fun is going to the race track and flooring the pedal. I'm not a modder. I only replace what's broken and with OEM part, if I can help. Quite the opposite of your interests, so let's not go there.
Unfortunately, my Insight is suffering the plague of the new double secretive Honda software update, which killed its fuel efficiency. I made a thread about that, I'm sure you'll recall.
Having disclosed that background, allow me a retort:
Even if you measure over one entire gas tank it's not a valid claim for an average mpg. For instance, let's say I live in the mountains. I go on a trip to the beach. I use 1 tank to get there, but it's mostly downhill. Is that my average mpg? NOT until I go back home. As I said multiple times, you have to average over a round trip, back to where you started.
Food for thought: if, as you claimed, a one way trip over select stretches of road is a valid measure, then I don't understand what hypermiling is all about.
We all know that when the Insight is coasting down hill, it displays 99.99mpg.
I have one particular stretch with just enough inclination that I can coast at 40mph over the entire mile long. If I were to tape that and post on youtube, you'd see my display at 99.99.
Do I beat y'all hypermilers?