I teach in a very rural district area. Buses have a lot ridge roads to deal with. Even UW-Madison closed for cold some this week, which hardly ever happens.
Sorry, if my original statement wasn't clear. When I said bad stretch of weather, I was including snow &/or cold. Prior to last week, we hadn't had any snow days.
We missed 3-4 days of school at the start of the school year for flooding, too. That has happened a number of times in the past few years. They call them 100 year floods, but it seems like we've had 5 or 6 of them in the past 10 years.
Roads go underwater, landslides block roads, & houses are destroyed. This is some serious stuff! Check out this clip - It's a house by Lake Delton area (part of Wisconsin Dells) about 10 years ago. This is more than a little bit of water causing some damage to your basement!
That video is crazy. I know the dells is known for water but that's going too far. I love the dells.
My Mirage took 3 efforts to start at 3 AM last night in southern Ontario, Canada nearish Detroit, polar vortex -25 F and C and the digital stuff went all virusy looking. Sound of the USB a-ok so that's cool
Hardest week on the car so far, I'm here to type the tale so I can't really complain... watch for build up of ice around the wheel well bad, and then the car doesn't drive centre... anyway can't complain compared to what others drive... tho it's a bad car for heat, you either get your windshield defrosted, mostly, OR you get mediocre heat for your body and your feet. Or your feet
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View my fuel log 214 Mirage ES 1.2 manual: 39.8 mpg (US) ... 16.9 km/L ... 5.9 L/100 km ... 47.8 mpg (Imp)
Now, now, Dirk.
I have no trouble believing that 49 MPG US is doable with a manual trans in an iA / Yaris / Mazda2 / whatever. In pretty ideal conditions.
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View my fuel log 2015 Mirage ES 1.2 automatic: 40.4 mpg (US) ... 17.2 km/L ... 5.8 L/100 km ... 48.5 mpg (Imp)
Ideal conditions means: warm weather, dry roads, no A/C use, moderate speeds, short shifting into top gear ASAP, looking well ahead to avoid braking when possible, and use of neutral coasting or deceleration fuel cut-off in gear depending on which is appropriate for the situation.
That said, a manual Mirage driven in the same manner in the same conditions will be closing in on (or surpassing) 60 mpg.