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View Poll Results: What is your typical speed on the highway?
below 50 mph
1
1.14%
50-54
3
3.41%
55-59
15
17.05%
60-64
29
32.95%
65-69
19
21.59%
70-74
16
18.18%
75 mph or over
4
4.55%
I dont drive on the highway
1
1.14%
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Your speed on the Highway

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Old 10-18-2007, 05:34 PM
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Default Your speed on the Highway

How fast or slow do you drive on the Highway normally?

Do you tend to use cruise control?

I am asking because I believe that my fuel economy really starts dropping after 60mph. It might be enlightening to see how fast or slow other hybrid owners tend to drive.

I tend to go between 55 and 60 miles per hour using CC.

No wrong answers here - please dont start flaming each other.....
 

Last edited by spartybrutus; 10-19-2007 at 03:53 AM.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:39 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

55-60 during the day, 53-57 or so at night. average commute mpgs: about 70 in the winter, about 80 in the summer.
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

Originally Posted by HafNHaf View Post
55-60 during the day, 53-57 or so at night. average commute mpgs: about 70 in the winter, about 80 in the summer.
thanks - do you use CC at all?
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

I tend to center about 65 miles per hour. Making up a survey is not trivial but I'd have probably used divisions like:

52-
53-57 - centers at 55
58-62 - centers at 60
63-67 - centers at 65
68-72 - centers at 70
73-77 - centers at 75
78-82 - centers at 80
83+

Still I applaud your survey and look forward to the results.

Bob Wilson
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

I've found myself doing 45 on a highway a few times. Usually at the apex of a hill. Did not want to slow down that much but it happens. Speed limit is 65 here in NJ. Others were not happy.
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

sparty: no cruise control in my insight. not available from honda, although rostra makes one to fit. i use the driving with load technique, so my speed varies quite a bit. i stay in the right lane, so others can just deal with it. so far no problems in 2 years of commuting (knocks on head).
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:40 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

If the speed limit is 55, I try to stay about 55-57mph.
Where the speed limit is 65, I drive about 60mpg.
I never use cruise control.
 
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

60-64 is my vote. Although it is sometimes higher.
We have CRUISE CONTROL?? (never used it, other than on a long trip, once).

I see Kenny hasn't voted yet
 
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:41 AM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

dang - guess i am the lazy one using cc all the time.
 
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Old 10-19-2007, 10:00 AM
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Default Re: Your speed on the Highway

My speed is usually between 70 - 80 miles per hour depending on flow of traffic. So I guess that would be 75 miles per hour?
 

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