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Old 02-02-2013, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy New 2012 33 miles getting only 30mpg???

I just took delivery of a clearance 2012 Insight. So far after 4 days, my max mpg is around 3ompg.

I drive regularly in the city mostly flat road, with some hills.

Speeds of 30-60mph.

Is there something wrong? Since it is out of spec, I'm thinking of taking it in for warranty along with the driver side window rattle.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you've had it 4 days and only done 33 miles, that's less than 9 miles per day.

You won't get great fuel economy mainly doing short journeys. The fuel saving hybrid functions don't really work fully until the car is warmed up. It will take longer of you're running the heater / air-con / demisters too.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats excellent fuel economy for a 9 mile trip of stop n go traffic. My all time high is 24. I am sure thats double what the vehicle it replaced. I had a scion xb and I got a whopping 19 mpg in stop n go traffic. It was rated at 27.


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Temperature also plays a big role, your first 10 miles won' t have good mpg when it is freezing. So don't worry, unless it has been really sweltering in Seattle this week.
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You may also want to post in the Insight Gen2 forum for a help from fellow G2 ownres?
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I have a 2013 that is averaging 35-ish in stop and go city driving this Ohio winter (overall average of 48.8 in the first 325 miles). In the first mile or two each morning, though, my mileage takes a beating. And thereafter, I have to drive like a 90 year old to make up.

If you drive the insight just like you'd drive any other car, in the city in the winter, 30 is quite decent. If you watch the readout and drive for economy, the sky is the limit.
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Check the tire pressure. Mine was low; setting it to max sidewall pressure improved FE considerably with hardly any effect on handling (became more precise, if anything).
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Moved. This app doesnt say the Insight MPG is Gen 1 or Gen 2 unless you click moderate and move thread. Then it only shows you where to move it, not where it currently is.

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Moved. This app doesnt say the Insight MPG is Gen 1 or Gen 2 unless you click moderate and move thread. Then it only shows you where to move it, not where it currently is.






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Can we get that changed? Makes using the app slightly less user friendly than it could be.

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Thanks for moving the message I'm assuming gen 2 is the new style Insight

Their spec says 42 city driving ... I'm wondering what city driving they do and which exact city

How do I find the max sidewall pressure information?
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