Rick,Rick said:I was a silver Insight parked in the herd of cars at Fry's electronics once, he had a bumper sticker that said something to the effect of keep your oil 70 mpg. I would just note that he had about 10 door dents on each side of the car (probably the worst shape Insight I've ever seen on the exterior anyways).
I put an Insight Central card in his door sill, haven't heard from him.
I personally considered getting "Gas is Cheap" made for my rear window, but that would deffinitely be an invite for a good keying.
sunhunter, Could-Be !!!!sunhunter said:That was me. The sticker has small type on the first line and LARGE type on the second line.
1) 55,000 MILE AVG
2) 61.5 MPG
I only got 55.something mpg on my 260 mile trip today, but about a third of it was going 90 mph or higher.
I'm not to worried about my sticker making people mad.
:arrow: Walter, I could have been a little more exact in how the (Plain-Civic) got 48.6MPG. Like I tried never to pass anyone on that trip, minimum use of A/C, Just cycled it on and off, Tire pressure was increased, Planned trip so as to stay on level interstate with minimum of steep hills/grades, drove further but got alot better MPG because of the planned route. I really just did it to see what would the Civic get in FE if I really tried to increase the MPG.Walter said:I suppose most drivers don't know what mpg is possible, so the bumper sticker educates them a bit.
Sunhunter: 55 mpg is great at any speed. You were going faster than me and my impression was that you were driving smoothly.
Terry: " the car got 48.6MPG at 65MPH" That's very good for a regular Civic; my car Civic HX should theoretically be better, but I've never done that well. I'll have to work on it -- next step increase tire pressure.
All: Have any of you considered giving a driving course on Fuel Efficient driving?
:arrow: Scott, I know you probably have said and I have over looked it but your vehicle is a "What" :?:scottinmt said:I agree that most people don't understand the fuel economy that is possible in a hybrid, the folks I work with were completely amazed when I told them that I accomplished 610 miles and 60.3 mpg on my first tank of gas.
Since I increased the air pressure in my tires to 45, changed a very dirty air cleaner, and changed the oil to 0W-20 I've been averaging 64mpg on my current tank (same conditions as before.)