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Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:12 pm
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Default 33 mpg 2004 Civic

I had some spare time to add up mileage logs from last year-
15156 miles on 456 gallons.
Summer is about 2 miles better, winter 2 miles lower.
Less highway driving in winter and 15% ethanol gasoline.
I suspect cold may be a factor too.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 12:45 pm
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rick++ wrote:
> I had some spare time to add up mileage logs from last year-
> 15156 miles on 456 gallons.
> Summer is about 2 miles better, winter 2 miles lower.
> Less highway driving in winter and 15% ethanol gasoline.


The ethanol in the gas would drop your mileage down by about 4.5% or
about 1.5 mpg.

> I suspect cold may be a factor too.

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Old 16 Jan 2008, 03:24 pm
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"rick++" <rick303@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I had some spare time to add up mileage logs from last year-
> 15156 miles on 456 gallons.
> Summer is about 2 miles better, winter 2 miles lower.
> Less highway driving in winter and 15% ethanol gasoline.
> I suspect cold may be a factor too.


Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a fine-handling
car that powerful and comfortable...


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Old 16 Jan 2008, 03:37 pm
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"nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
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> Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
> Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a
> fine-handling car that powerful and comfortable...


So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).

Ed


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Old 16 Jan 2008, 04:03 pm
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"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
> news:Lradnbw2bIg5-hPanZ2dnUVZ_sOrnZ2d@comcast.com...
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>> Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
>> Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a
>> fine-handling car that powerful and comfortable...

>
> So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
> 18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
> driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).



I can't speak for "nullity", but I my secret is cruise control. My '01
EX-V6 that currently has 197,00 miles on it, in summer driving, consistently
gets around 29MPG on my 170 mile round trip commute (mostly highway).

From Fishkill, NY, I-84 west, I-87 south, NJ/RT-17 south, some back roads to
NJ/RT-3 east to office in Secaucus, NJ. Reverse to get home.

On I-87 cruise is set to ~72. On I-84 cruise is set to ~62. On NJ/RT-17
just going with traffic. No hard starts or stops, just take it easy. Tires
inflated a bit on the highside.



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Old 16 Jan 2008, 04:17 pm
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C. E. White wrote:
> "nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
> news:Lradnbw2bIg5-hPanZ2dnUVZ_sOrnZ2d@comcast.com...
>
>> Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
>> Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a
>> fine-handling car that powerful and comfortable...

>
> So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
> 18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
> driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).
>
> Ed
>
>

Hey, don't knock it! My 07 EX-L V6 6MT averaged 33 MPG on 6 trips from
Louisiana to Florida between February 07 and May 07, which was a tad bit
above sticker. Of course in October 07 it was declared a total loss and
I wasn't about to pay sticker price and wait 3 months to take delivery
of a 2008 EX-L V6 6MT coupe. Don't get me wrong, Honda makes a great
car, but I NEVER pay sticker price for a vehicle.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 05:50 pm
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"C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
> news:Lradnbw2bIg5-hPanZ2dnUVZ_sOrnZ2d@comcast.com...
>
>> Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
>> Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a
>> fine-handling car that powerful and comfortable...

>
> So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
> 18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
> driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).
>
> Ed


2 PSI high on cold tire inflation, gentle starts, steady foot on throttle
with cruise control when possible, anticipate slow downs so avoid needless
braking, no extra junk in trunk...plus clean living and never raise my voice
towards my wife....


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Old 16 Jan 2008, 05:50 pm
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nullity wrote:
> "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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>> "nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
>> news:Lradnbw2bIg5-hPanZ2dnUVZ_sOrnZ2d@comcast.com...
>>
>>> Just got back from an 1800 mile road trip in my 07 Accord V6 EX-L sedan.
>>> Mostly all interstate driving, got 32.3...not too shabby for a
>>> fine-handling car that powerful and comfortable...

>> So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
>> 18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
>> driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).
>>
>> Ed

>
> 2 PSI high on cold tire inflation, gentle starts, steady foot on throttle
> with cruise control when possible, anticipate slow downs so avoid needless
> braking, no extra junk in trunk...plus clean living and never raise my voice
> towards my wife....


I try to keep my weight down, too. That increase fuel efficiency because
the car does not have to do as much work.

Jeff
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 01:49 am
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Default Re: 33 mpg 2004 Civic

On Wed, 16 Jan 2008 09:12:54 -0800 (PST), "rick++"
<rick303@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I had some spare time to add up mileage logs from last year-
>15156 miles on 456 gallons.
>Summer is about 2 miles better, winter 2 miles lower.
>Less highway driving in winter and 15% ethanol gasoline.
>I suspect cold may be a factor too.


My Civic is now 5 years old and since new is averaging 37 mpg (45mpg
UK gallon). This local (rural not urban) and motorway use.

Most important factors, light foot, keep speed to posted limits (70
mph motorway). At 1.03/litre (US$7.7/gallon) economy is paramount!
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Old 17 Jan 2008, 07:05 pm
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"Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> nullity wrote:
>> "C. E. White" <cewhite3@mindspring.com> wrote in message
>> news:13osqn88b9bv438@corp.supernews.com...
>>> "nullity" <0/0> wrote in message
>>> news:Lradnbw2bIg5-hPanZ2dnUVZ_sOrnZ2d@comcast.com...
>>>
>>> So what is the seceret of your excellent mileage? The car is only rated
>>> 18/26 by EPA and Consumer Reports only managed 30 mpg in their highway
>>> driving (there highway driving is at relatively slow speeds).
>>>
>>> Ed

>>
>> 2 PSI high on cold tire inflation, gentle starts, steady foot on throttle
>> with cruise control when possible, anticipate slow downs so avoid
>> needless braking, no extra junk in trunk...plus clean living and never
>> raise my voice towards my wife....

>
> I try to keep my weight down, too. That increase fuel efficiency because
> the car does not have to do as much work.
>
> Jeff

Keeping your weight down is always a good idea. I tend to leave my wife at
home whenever possible. ;-)

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