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Your Worst Insight MPG

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It seems to be strange to open up a thread of the worst milage on an Insight, but keep in mind that for a lot of people it could be great mpg.

My worst ever mpg was on December 15, 2000 when work was closed early so people could go home before the roads iced up. It was not soon enough. I was going 30-40 mph the first 30 minutes. After that, the ice and sleet turned all the roads into a stop-an-go parking lot going at 2-3 mph. The rest of the trip was four hours. Over 30 miles, I got 25 mpg. The defroster prevented autostop from working.
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Right now I've been getting in the mid to high 50's on a 5-speed Insight. Based on the various postings I've review, mileage gets bad in cold weather, so I'm assuming my experience is "normal" (temps here in PA have been in the 40s).

Can anyone tell me what's "normal" for break-in for these cars? I've never attained the 68 mpg highway claimed by the EPA or the phenomenal milage I see posted on this site. Best I've done is 65 mpg.

Yes, I'm on top of the tire-pressure issues. No, I'm not a "go slow" driver-- I pretty much stick with the traffic (65 to 75 mph highway).
Thanks for your reply. I currently have about 3,000 mi (4,900 km) on the car and have owned it since August. I know mpg improves over time as the vehicle breaks in-- my question is, "how long?". Should I be concerned or is my mpg experience "normal"?

How do you manage to get such impressive mileage figures?
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