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Old 01-29-2006, 10:29 AM
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Hi everyone:

Well, I'm not really a hyper miler, but getting 550 miles out of 12.6gal of gas is not bad in my book.

My 2005 HCH has about 12K miles now (bought it in august of 2005). Car is still running strong, and am pleased with it.

I would love to get better milage, but with the way idiots drive down here in Miami, the lack of any type of traffic light syncronization, and really crappy asphalt (rought and draggy), I really can't complain.

Mike V.

 
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:33 AM
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I'd say your doing good there bro all considering..550 miles on that many gallons of gas is awesome regardless..
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:49 AM
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Look at this page:

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/mpg/fetrends/420s05001.htm

You are getting more than double the average fuel economy than the entire US fleet. Your "low" 43.7 is what most other drivers dream of. Plus you have an AT-PZEV emissions control system installed so that you, and many others, can breathe easier, literally.

I'm sure that everyone on GH would like just a little more MPG, but in reality we're so far ahead of everyone else, we should just take it easy, relax, and wait for the next hybrid innovations to get into showrooms.
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Sledge
Look at this page:

I'm sure that everyone on GH would like just a little more MPG, but in reality we're so far ahead of everyone else, we should just take it easy, relax, and wait for the next hybrid innovations to get into showrooms.
I'm not complaining. I just wonder how some people can get 60+mpg and try as I might, my real time mpg never seems that close. I'm still happy as hell right now getting that much out of a tank of gas. Of course, come summer, that will stop, but I will see.

I had a 97 Corvette before the HCH. The vette for what it is, was really fuel efficient, but for the amount of driving I do in my business, with the rise in gas prices, it just did not make sense anymore.

Now, if I could get the HCH to perform like the vette and get the same type of HCH milage???
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:40 AM
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I'm not complaining.
I never said you were. Just saying that you're doing a good job right now and anything else is just icing on the cake.

Mmmm cake
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:58 AM
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I'm not complaining. I just wonder how some people can get 60+mpg and try as I might, my real time mpg never seems that close. I'm still happy as hell right now getting that much out of a tank of gas. Of course, come summer, that will stop, but I will see.

I had a 97 Corvette before the HCH. The vette for what it is, was really fuel efficient, but for the amount of driving I do in my business, with the rise in gas prices, it just did not make sense anymore.

Now, if I could get the HCH to perform like the vette and get the same type of HCH milage???

I'll agree with ya there , I sold my 97 vette for my hybrid , was very FE considering it was a corvette..
 
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:44 PM
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:40 AM
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12.6 gallons and less than 700 miles (weather permitting), and I complain.
::shrugs::
 
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:56 AM
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Don't feel bad mavidal:

I live in Los Angeles, and the areas in which I drive are just TOO **** hilly. Try as hard as I can, one nice steep hill KILLS all my hard work. I've decided that its just that. Too much hard work. See, one of the main reasons I bought a hybrid was to go faster than in my old truck. Going 70 in that thing, well, I had to be going downhill to achieve that. And to get these AWESOME mpg numbers, you have to drive everywhere with care, patience, and most of all, concentration. You have to CONSTANTLY be monitoring the I-mpg meter, and the average one to see how its affecting the overall tank numbers. Its hard my man, **** hard. The thought of FAS to me is something that I just won't do, for safety reasons. Especially not in Los Angeles, home to 5 million plus people. Pulse and Glide is nice at night when I'm on the highway alone, but I'm both a student and a part time worker, I usually don't have the luxury of just crusing from 50 to 60, back down to 50, and back up to 60. Not with my home being 45 miles away from my job. Its just too much work for not so much benefit. And unfortunately, the drivers here just don't care much for hybrid drivers. They tend to pass me and rev up as they pass my car, honk at me, flash their high beams at me, all kinds of crazy stuff when I try some hypermiling techniques. So I just concentrate on driving more like a normal person. Seems to work out quite nice so far, I'm getting numbers like yours. Hey, I'm just glad I'm not driving a car that only gets 250 miles to a tank that held 6 more gallons and thus more than 12 more dollars to fill up. I'm glad I'm not driving a car that couldn't do 80 on a flat road if my life depended on it. I'm glad I can drive around in comfort, not wondering when it will overheat next or what else will go wrong with it, since it seems like everything already has....I'm not saying that you're complaining, or that you should be thankful. But for me anyway, I'm glad and happy and proud of myself, because I'm 21 years old, and I bought this car on my own, and I'm going to pay for it on my own. Not many people my age can say that, let alone be selfless enough to not want to drive something "fast" or "cool". I chose the route of economic sense and environmental sense. Its not always about the superficial things, hypermileage included....
 
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:09 AM
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I feel your pain, I commute into Miami every day and altered my route to avoid the
city streets there.
 
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