Have never used anything other than 87 octane with 10% ethanol, which currently is at $3.75 per gallon here. I can't believe that Insight owners are getting 320 miles per tank. The tank in my gen2 is 10.6 gallons, I believe, and I got nearly 50 miles per gallon on my very first tank; better since then. Of course, mine is in perfect mechanical and electrical condition, tires inflated to 50 psi all around, and I drive for maximum economy whenever I can. Not bragging here, as it's no reflection on me that a new Insight has this capability. But after I've had it for a few years, maybe I'll lose incentive to drive as carefully as I do now...how much does it cost for a full tank of gas?
do you guys put regular gasoline or premium?
do you guys notice any differences in gas mileage between regular and premium gas? do you get more mpg if you put premium gas
You described pretty well what less than ideal scenarios are for driving an I2 in your earlier post. How does a congested (forget stop and go, we're talking stop and crawl in places) 9 mile each way commute with 8 sets of traffic lights and 4 roundabouts, passing over a big hill in both directions sound? Combine that with a bunch of shorter local journeys (usually from cold stats) all in a very hilly area.I can't believe that Insight owners are getting 320 miles per tank. The tank in my gen2 is 10.6 gallons, I believe, and I got nearly 50 miles per gallon
I live in a semi-rural area (just outside a town of 40,000) that doesn't tend to have a lot of hectic traffic. I find that the Insight with its CVT transmission is surprisingly quick while seeming slow: that is, accelerating slowly I still am keeping up fairly well with traffic between lights in town, and if I head out into the country, I rarely have anyone behind me before I'm up to speed. After I'm up to speed, I usually drive 2-3 mph *under* the posted max limit. Anyone who has a problem with that can pass. So far, no road rage incidents, but if someone rides my bumper, they quickly learn that I won't put up with that. So in 55 mph zones I set cruise at 52 or 53; in a 65 area I cruise at 61 or 62. I do the same, by the way, when driving my 325 hp Chevy pickup.You must be driving really slow to achieve that much miles and also accelerate slowly which annoy other drivers on the road.
Gas is ~$4.19 where I live for 87 (California). I average around EPA (40 to 44 mpg) usually with mix driving of city and highway. Around 9 gallons consumed, the fuel light usually comes on.