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    I try to bike or walk distances under 30 min by foot or bike. Not great for a car to make short trips, and gives me reason to stay active talking care of things.



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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenny View Post
    I try to bike or walk distances under 30 min by foot or bike. Not great for a car to make short trips, and gives me reason to stay active talking care of things.
    I tried that too but quickly went back to driving the 1.6 miles to work.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01-7700 View Post
    I tried that too but quickly went back to driving the 1.6 miles to work.
    Does it get freezing cold with packed ice in Maine?

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    Made it from Squamish to Vancouver and averaged no 4.6l/100.

    STarting to figure out this car.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by djkenny View Post
    Does it get freezing cold with packed ice in Maine?
    Yup. Even worse sometimes
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.1 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    Blame my wife and her 2km commute to work with a 5 minute defrost time in the driveway.
    Oof. The drivetrain never gets up to normal operating temperature when used like that -- engine runs rich and more driveline drag from perpetually cold lubricants & cold tires.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


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    I've gone from averaging 320-340 to 260-280 on a full tank. This morning, the MPG gauge is telling me I'm getting around 43-45 mpg at 60mph. I have snow tires all around (175-65-14). With wider tires, and rolling resistance near extinction, I expected this kind of mileage. Tires are all at 40psi as well. I use to warm up the car for 3-4 minutes but now I find that it's a bit better to have it idle for about 45 seconds and drive it. The car does warms up much faster.

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 43.2 mpg (US) ... 18.4 km/L ... 5.4 L/100 km ... 51.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Checked some fuel receipts and fixed my fuel log. Still very disappointed given initial research on what these cars are capable of.

    I can not drive any greener. I’m hypermiling it hard.

    I can only assume the mountainous terrain is to blame, that said I’m pulsing before, gradually decelerating for the climb then gliding down all of em.

    I can’t beat 5l/100. I see about 30% of the fuel logs sit at 55mpg. No idea how!

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2018 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 42.4 mpg (US) ... 18.0 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.9 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by nickels View Post
    Checked some fuel receipts and fixed my fuel log. Still very disappointed given initial research on what these cars are capable of.

    I can not drive any greener. I’m hypermiling it hard.

    I can only assume the mountainous terrain is to blame, that said I’m pulsing before, gradually decelerating for the climb then gliding down all of em.

    I can’t beat 5l/100. I see about 30% of the fuel logs sit at 55mpg. No idea how!
    My last fill up on my truck was under 6 mpg. It's all relative. If you were driving something else your mileage would be worse.
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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage 1.2 manual: 37.5 mpg (US) ... 16.0 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 45.1 mpg (Imp)


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    You've only owned your car in cold weather. If you're getting low 40 mpg in winter, you'll likely see high 40s in summer. Possibly even 50 mpg. I usually see a ~15-20% penalty in winter.


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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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