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Trenton NJ to Wilmington DE on under a gallon

I put 44 poundds in the tires. (was 30) and that seemed to really make a big difference.

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Try 50 psi next time. What grade of fuel did you use? Give us information on your driving style. Were the roads flat or hilly? Any stops along the way? The most I've gotten on my 2001 CVT is 71.2 and only on a 7 mile leg.
 

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Commute Stats

Statistics from my trip this morning:

1) This was a one way commute (Trenton NJ to Wilmington DE)
2) I used generic 87 octane fuel
3) This is all turnpike/freeway traffic
4) I maintained 55-56 MPH continously
5) I did not touch my brakes for almost 50 miles
6) I have an after-market cruise control and used it the entire trip
7) No AC. (windows slightly cracked)
8) I drafted a semi from the PA connector to Delaware memorial bridge (5 miles) No other dafting the entire trip.

I went out to lunch today and My milage dropped quickly to 66.5 MPG :-(

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Re: Commute Stats

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I have an after-market cruise control and used it the entire trip
I find it hard to believe you got this kind of mileage using cruise control. Cruise control does not have a the light foot required to get this kind of mileage. Was your trip all down hill or something?
 

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Post-lunch drop?

Musta been a 'heavy lunch' :lol:

Sorry, couldn't resist :oops:
 

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Ok, So even I myself was skeptical about my mileage. On the way home things were not as good (but almost). My average droped to 63.9 (This included this morning's miles averaged in)

My cruise control is not 'heavy' as some have been described. It rarely seemed to changed RPMs at all. I did notice some assist on small inclines.

As for my commute being 'downhill' I checked that as well. Trenton NJ is at 50 feet above see level and Wilmington DE is 84 feet above sea level so technically its uphill.

I do not think that this is a fluke or a FCD mailfunction or whatever, I beleive this is repeatable. On Saturday nigh I was driving from West Chester PA to Trenton NJ(I admit I was driving slow 50MPH - at 2:00am you can do this) I acheived 68MPG on this trip and it is hilly.

I stopped going to grateful dead shows in the late 80's so I dont think I was having an FCD morphing flashback or anything. I will be happy to click a picture of the fuel controll display after my 70MPG+ commute to work tommorrow. Hopefully this will relsove any question about the authenticity of my first post.

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Re: Wow 72.3 MPG on my 65 Mile commute today!!!! in a CVT!!!

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Trenton NJ to Wilmington DE on under a gallon

I put 44 poundds in the tires. (was 30) and that seemed to really make a big difference.

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Jon - congrats on the good mileage. Keep it up! It'll get better when the weather cools off a bit.
 

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Did it again today 74.7 MPG

I took pictures of my FCD. I will post this evening. I actually peaked at 76.1 It was cool!

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76 mpg! That's impressive. Congratulations. That's what my 5 spd is getting on average commutes unless traffic is stop and go. I'm also carrying a passenger.

The day they jacked up the gas prices 20+ cents, I drove past two Hummers, each with one person in them. You are getting 8 times what those Hummers are getting. They're lucky if they get 9 mpg highway. I don't even want to know about the Hummer limo I passed driving a friend to dinner last Saturday.

2005 Honda Insight Silver 5 spd no AC "Serenity" #408 lmpg 68.8 still brand new and only on the fourth tank of gas.
 

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Trip detailed mileages

One Way trip to work today averaging 74.7:


Max MPG occured at 53.7 Miles into the trip getting 76.1:


Total round trip for the day 69.0 mpg



8) Maybe they accidentally gave me a lean-burn ECU and manifold 8)


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2001 Honda Insight CVT
68' Mercedes Benz Unimog 404s 4x4 ( 16 mpg)
 

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Sweet beans. Best I've been able to get on my Insight was roughly 65MPG one-way ~ 52 miles. Mainly all highway @ 60-65MPH

Tend to average around 52-54 on a tank most of the time as I have a lot of stop/go.
 

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Why so hard to beleive this mileage from a CVT?

Resist,

If the 5-Speed can crack 100MPG why is it so hard to beleive that the CVT can get 74-76MPG? Take a look around at the message board at various postings and you will see that others do get this kind of mileage.

If you travel on open road without many grade changes you should be getting similar mileage yourself if you car is in good working order. The sweet spot for the CVT seems to be 55-56 MPH. Somehow I dont think thats a coincidence.

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I can count on 1 hand how many times I've cracked the 60 mpg mark in my CVT Insight. Usually 55-57 on hightway trips, 65 mph, no A/C. I agree, you are probably one of the few, if not the only, person getting that kind of MPG with a CVT. Curious what your LMPG is?
 

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I am not the only one!

Hi, I have an 01 CVT with LMPG of 64.3 MPG at 26500miles. During the Summer I regularly get high 70's to low 80's on my 15 mile commute home at average trip speed of about 35 mph with a best of 86 MPG
Other get this mileage as well!

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Re: Why so hard to beleive this mileage from a CVT?

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If the 5-Speed can crack 100MPG why is it so hard to beleive that the CVT can get 74-76MPG?
Oh I believe it can do it, just not sustain it for very long. You drove quite an uphill distance (even though it was slight), which makes it even harder to sustain. Your CVT is special compared to the average CVT.

How is your city mileage compared to the rest of us? Mine is only 43 to 46mpg. Even with trips showing 50 plus mpg.
 

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I dont drive in the city so much

Your CVT is special compared to the average CVT.
Awwwwww......shucks........ Resist your making her blush.

I dont drive in the city much but around town my average drops back to mid/low 60's. I want to get/make a MIMA and a solar charger setup. I think that will give me extra boost when I need it and let the sun replenish my extra ima usage.

8)
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driving miles per gallon

Well this IS what it's about, isn't it? I don't think we bought the Insight for the bumpy ride and the small cargo space (although maybe for the racy design.....)

You guys are depressing me! I read that the Insight could get 60-70 mpg and somehow didn't think about 5 spd vs AT, A/C use or not, and the speed you're traveling. I just thought I'd get 60-70 mpg!!
Well I've driven compacts a long time; I should have known better.

My daily commute is interesting: about 35 miles each way....the first 3 on dirt at 10 mph, then a 15 mile grade down in the morning and UP at nite.....and 55-65 mph the rest of the way; a few stopsigns.

I'll test it out on Tuesday. I wonder what tire air pressure I should be using..too tight would kill me on the dirt; too loose..........well you know.
And of course I'm always in a hurry to get to work........

I can see you have to change some driving habits to get the mileage you want.
 
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