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Did 22 miles on the motorway (freeway) today coming home from work having reset the FCD and averaged 103mpg (speed between 50-65mph) :D

Then for the remainder of my journey (35 miles in total) my average was 99.9mpg - Disappointed that I couldnt get over 100 for the whole 35 miles. Weather conditions were excellent with little wind and temperature around 15 deg.

Must remember to look at the road occasionally rather than keep looking at the dashboard!
 

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Yes, you'll always remember your first time :wink: I've broken the 100 MPG barrier a number of times, but not at that speed, more like 40-50 MPH.
 

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Congratulations! :D
My first trip over 100 was last Sunday when we took a bunch of students from Gastonia, NC to Greensboro, NC for the Technology Student Association state conference and competition. Since I had to come back a day early, I followed the school bus the whole way. OK, so I drafted the school bus the whole way. 105mpg for 110miles. 55mph on the flat, 52 up hill and 59 downhill. I saw it as high as 111mpg :shock:, but there was a stretch of stop and go where the highway went down to 1 lane. Coming back was only 93 :roll: . Oh well. maybe I can hit 100 on my own one day.
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Hi All:

___My first was 100.3 mpg over a 95.9 mile distance on 03/25/04 and I will probably keep that gauge cluster pic to show to my grandchildren someday … I had only owned it for < 4 months and it was its first 60 degree afternoon. I might have seen 200 - 100 mpg/90 + mile segments in total afterwards. I remember hitting 2 or 3 > 100 mpg segments while traveling back and forth to my son’s school ~ 3 miles away in mid-summer for his summer break activities! Fantastic car for achieving outrageous FE for sure.

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
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Congratulations.

How do you feel now that you've accomplished it, to me it feels like you're on top of the world, I have driven cars at over 140 MPH (not here in the US) but anybody can drive a car fast, but when you can get over 100 MPG then you know you are on very limited company, something that most people will not accomplish (at least not for quite a few years).

I tried to upload a picture I took of my personal best, it's 122.9 mpg, distance is 133.2 I will try and post it.

I was at another hybrid web site and they're bragging about their 60 mpg, and how sorry they feel about SUV drivers with their lousy mileage, I may post this picture and just say "A picture is worth a thousand words" :lol:

What do you think, should I?
 

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Hey Calpod,
Was that from Tahoe to Sacramento? 122 That's very impressive!
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I held 150 mpg for over 20 miles - I've gotta pic on the old cell phone. It dipped to 147.something just at 20miles and I eventually went below 100 and stayed there for the entire trip (San Diego to San Fran)..

I was going North on the grapevine in CA (3000 ft elevation drop for about 12 miles along the 5 freeway). The fun part was I started out at 60 or so after a gas stop at Frazier Park and pushed it up to 150 after 5 miles. Then after 12ish miles the grade was over and I averaged roughly 100-120mpg for 8 miles before finally dropping from 150.

Unfortunately, up the grapevine was a different story at 45MPG. (my best and worst all on the same trip for a 40 mile stretch).

While I know it nothing to brag about 150mpg even for just 20miles still sticks in my mind.
 

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A used UK Insight I looked at for sale earlier in the week had an appauling lmpg figure of 47!
 

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stoner said:
A used UK Insight I looked at for sale earlier in the week had an appauling lmpg figure of 47!
Was that the silver one in South Wales or the low mileage light blue one? The silver one seems to have disappeared so is now presumably sold.
 

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The Citrus Smoothie said:
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A used UK Insight I looked at for sale earlier in the week had an appauling lmpg figure of 47!
Was that the silver one in South Wales or the low mileage light blue one? The silver one seems to have disappeared so is now presumably sold.
It was the light blue one at Halesowen Honda. Nice condition outside, but the inside was a let down, plus it's not my favourite colour (I now favor Citrus Green after being dubious about it before). I suspect the car has been used regularly for short suburban trips - hence the lmpg.
 

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Stoner, thanks for that. However, I am not so sure that Citrus should be your preferred colour - have you seen one up close? I would play safe and look for a Red (small Ferrari), Silver (standard colour nowadays), or Dark Blue (solid) Insight. I have had a Citrus Insight and it makes an unusual car (Insight) stand out even more and divide opinion further (Marmite). I agree with you on the light blue (wishy washy Grannified). HTH!
 

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Hi Guys

Increased my tire pressure to 45psi yesterday (not feeling brave enough to try 50 - at least not yet!). Managed to average 102mpg going to work - this dropped to 99mpg on the way home (there was a strong headwind). Increase in tire pressure must have added at least 5mpg to the average and its alot easier to keep the instantaneous up against 150mpg rather than just over 100. The ride is alot firmer - its like having solid rubber tyres. But if you want the FE then its a small price to pay. Hopefully with a calmer day I can get my first 100mpg commute (and repeat it on a regular basis).

Congrats to the Tour de Sol guys - thats an excellent result!

Regards

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That's a mighty nice commute result.

I have had the stock tires at 50 (cold pressure (50s to 60s temps) and have not had any problems for a year plus worth of driving.
 

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Just got 101MPG from Sacremento to stockton. Not very far, but still impressive (and personally exciting).
 

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Got 101.7mpg yesterday on my round trip commute of 84mi. Had a couple of 100+mpg commutes last week. Warmer temps are showing their value for mpg :!: Been having quite a few mid 90's mpg, and yes, as someone has previously stated, getting it to 100 is a lot of work. Hoping to get a tank over 100mpg this summer or fall. I'm sure that will be very hard work. Only been driving this thing for apx. 6 weeks so got a lot of things to learn.

Just sharing the fun :D
 

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I got 108mpg on my commute. I'm just happy I was able to do it once. Kept speed to avg 65mph/no traffic and the outside temp was a very nice 80 (hottest day all year, so that might have to do with my best milage all year as well). Can't wait for summer...

Previous high 96mpg. Average commute 75mpg.
 

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That is amazing. I don't see how you guys can go that fast and get that kind of mileage. I have to go much slower than that, where my average is probably about 52-54 or so.
Way Cool! I hope you get to improve on it.
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I am not able to drive at the speeds mentioned by Joe either. I'm in there with you at around 55 mph max. to get my mpg's. Lots of little popcorn hills. Seems I never gave them (hills) much thought until I started driving by the consumtion bar graph. Got a 102.9 two days after the 101.7. Missing green on only 1 or 2 stoplights will knock a run of 100.x down to a low 99.x or 98.x on my 84mi rt as I get back close to the house.
 

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Hey Highwater,
On my 50 mile (each way) commute there are a couple of hills that are 2.5 miles or better of enough grade that one way you can't get the mileage over about 55-60 (on the bar graph), but aren't steep enough to help much the other way. There is also a killer grade that keeps me about 50 (on the bar graph) in third. If I go to fourth or fifth, it uses a lot of assist. There is only one place that is 'flat' for about a mile, and it really isn't flat because on the way home it won't stay in lean burn and maintain 55mph. The last 4 miles or so are all downhill on the way and I pick up a lot, but going home is rough. I guess it is more downhill going to work than coming home because I lose 3-4mpg coming home.
My best ever going to work was 90mpg on the way and 88.3 round trip. The highest I've seen since was 87.2 and 84 Round trip. I've been monitoring my intake temps and the last few days have varied from 105-about 122. It doesn't seem to make much difference. Rick Reece seems to think the fuel temp has a lot to do with it too. I'm hoping to see a slight increase as the temps get into the mid-high 80's this week. I'm happy with low 80's per tank although this one is low because of wind, rain and more town driving. When it starts getting hot, I guess I'll be back down in the low 70's using the A/C.
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