Week of June 11 - June 17, 2007 (US Ave $3.13)

Discussion in 'The Daily Grind' started by Right Lane Cruiser, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    Cross-town commute from my fiancee's house: 29 miles, 84 MPG. If that's not the best ever on this trip, it's close. I tried a different route for one segment which may have actually shortened the trip, and it was smooth sailing with no traffic for practically the entire segment. It was a little cool this morning, 53F to start and hitting the low 60s at the finish, so maybe I can hit 90 MPG on this trip when mid-summer temps peak. Of course then I won't be looking forward to the p.m. trip home with no AC, but I'll deal with it ... maybe.
     
  2. BailOut

    BailOut My favorite holiday is Earth Day!

    I did a lot of extra city driving this tank as I was outfitting a new office space, and I had some extra-slow commute segments over the mountain due to both the construction and tourist seasons being in full swing.

    The wife also drove the Yaris up the hill to her folks 3 times to feed their dog while they were out of town.

    I even ended up filling up a few days early as I forgot the wife's new pain meds for her still-healing leg on my desk at work, and had to get up there this morning to pick them up. I hadn't planned on fueling up until this coming Tuesday morning but the extra commute this morning killed that idea and I fueled up on the way home.

    518.6 miles on 10.362 gallons equals 50.048 MPG.
     
  3. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D


    Nice driving!
     
  4. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D


    I'll have to make sure that I still have MY car after next Saturday when I come home from the meet at Oak Creek.;):D
     
  5. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Brian, you seem to have mastered hill driving. That's really impressive for a Yaris.

    --Walter
     
  6. mazda3mike

    mazda3mike Well-Known Member

    Great, thanks! It confirmed my suspicions, work is about 300 feet lower than home. Explains why my mileage is usually better going in.
     
  7. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    I second that, Brian!! :flag:

    I didn't do as well as you did but I did surprise myself. :D

    I had to run errands in addition to my haircut (the wife called and insisted I pick up a fruit tray and some ice from the grocery -- then I had to stop to get gas).

    Temp at 80F, sunny and partly cloudy, no wind:

    1. 44.3mpg for 14.3mi (Home to haircut)
    2. 31.0mpg for 1.1mi (Haircut to Cub Foods)
    3. 46.4mpg for 15.8mi (Cub Foods to Costco for gas)
    4. 38.9mpg for 1.8mi (Costco to home)

    So I filled up... kept going until it showed at the top of the filler neck (geez, takes a while to get that far!), and stood back grinning at the amount! I figured I needed 15.3g to fill -- it took 14.92!! :Banane17:

    So... new PRs all the way around. :)

    New tank distance: 707.3mi
    New fillup difference: 15 days
    New best tank: 47.406mpg

    And my LFE went up by another tenth!!

    Obviously I'm still a bit off with my gallon offset, but I'm pleased as punch that even with the awful driving conditions over the last couple of weeks I still managed to beat the previous tank!

    50mpg, here I come!! :woot:

    Here's hoping you can catch a 700mi tank too, Ken! :thumbs_up:
     
  8. locutus

    locutus MPG Centurion

    Checked my tire pressure yesterday on a whim (it's been a few weeks)... and much to my surprise I must have a slow leak or something in the rear left one. It was all the way down to 22! The others were still around the 46/44 where I last filled them. Pumped it back up for now, but need to get that fixed...

    Checking out the MPG clinic course with Wayne today. Must've done a little better by osmosis or something. ;) All after the first segment were stop w/o shutdown.

    82.9 / 6.9 miles / 84F
    97.3 / 2.7 miles / 82F
    93.3 / 5.5 miles / 82F <-- clinic loop
    81.9 / 2.7 miles / 82F
    78.6 / 7.7 miles / 81F
    102 / 4.6 miles / 81F

    87.0 / 30.1 miles for the day.

    The tank is +1.0 to 74.4 / 349 miles / 6 pips.
     
  9. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    barn. ride horse. home. 65.1

    how far can a civic go with 2 bars on the gas gauge?
     
  10. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    Great job!:Banane47: New PR's feel awesome, don't they? Now, it shouldn't be long until we see the following: 750 mile tank, 18 days between fillups, and 50 mpg's for a tank.

    I started my driving when the temp was ~90F and it got as high as 93F and there was very little wind.
    1) 59.2-5.1(home to mom's)
    2) 155-.7(mom's to Dollar General)
    3) 126-5.4(DG to home)
    4) 64.3-8.4(home to Kroger's)
    5) 77.0-13.3(Kroger's to feed mom's cats)
    6) 129-5.3(mom's to home)
    Average for today: 78.5. Tank is at 76.1 at 464.8 miles and there are 5 pips left.
     
  11. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    47.2 @16 mi (round trip, low point -300' below home).
    Ashburnham dump.
    I can get better mileage going to the center of my town than to the places I go more often because of less elevation drop (-300' vs -750' to -1300').
    --Walter
     
  12. JimboK

    JimboK One owner, low mileage

    82 MPG on the trip home, for 83 average for the day, 59 miles.
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Brian:

    ___Congrats on your second 50. Simply excellent!

    ___Larry, on the way to Madison this morning I was drooling at all those miles of empty frontage roads from the state line to beyond Racine, WI. to play on … It might take you 3 hours to get there but I bet the numbers would look pretty good ;)

    ___Sean, congrats on beating your personal best over a tank! Best Hyundai Elantra tank on the planet in fact :D

    ___Jerad, I am simply amazed just looking at the numbers you achieved today and you were not even trying given all the stops and starts we pulled in the State park start point! Heaven help anyone that goes up against you when the chips are down :)

    ___Laurie, how far do you want to go? I say load up a gallon container in the trunk and let us know how it turns out :D

    ___Larry, mom’s to Dollar General? WTF!

    ___Walter, I have never heard of someone pulling an upper 40 segment in a Fit? Nice job!

    ___Jim, you just keep popping out those 80’s like nothing, don’t you ;)

    ___74 - 82 degrees F and 0 - 5 mph tail/side winds. 55.2 for the trip back from Madison. I miss my (I mean Cheryl’s) hybrid :ccry:

    ___Good Luck

    ___Wayne
     
  14. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Did a home tour that took us all over town today ... 34.0 indicated over 104.0 actual (98.3 indicated) miles. Temps 58-64F, winds light & variable except 15-20 mph tailwind on the return leg. Dry except for moderate rain during one ~10 mile stretch.

    Was mostly on roads I don't drive regularly. It's interesting how much familiarity helps with some of our techniques. I'm a lot better at timing the pulses, coasts and glides with the lights and the undulations of the roads on my commute than I was on these less familiar roads today. Still was able to do it quite a bit, and better than I could have a couple weeks ago. Really starting to get the hang of all this.
     
  15. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    The really scary thing was that it was reading over 400 from mom's driveway to the street which was just over .1 miles. :eek:
     
  16. Pravus Prime

    Pravus Prime Banned

    Went out to the Henry Ford and Greenfield village for Motor Muster, their classic car show. Pretty much all expressway driving, arrived with a 38.9 average. Got to ride in a 1967 Buick, man is that a nice ride!

    Anyway, took my parents to dinner afterwards, then back to my place. (We carpooledish, they drove to my house, I drove to Henry Ford.) 38.7 MPG average so far. Eh.
     
  17. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    62.9mpg on a bunch of short commute and lots of rain. :( Oh well, the very rainy weather will make the summer cooler, saving lots more on utilities than the extra gas.

    Over a half-mile segment, was going 42mph and passed a blue Prius II. ;)
     
  18. laurieaw

    laurieaw Sorceress of the North

    i have been seeing Prii all over the area i live/work in, including two stopped next to each other at a light, and 3 within several miles of each other, going the opposite direction i was going.
     
  19. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    You bet your boots they do!! All I need is some reasonable traffic to do what I know I can do now... :banane58:

    I'm so jazzed right now -- making PRs is great... Doing it when you think you've failed is AWESOME!!! Remember when I said I'd do anything to get it over 40mpg?? :p

    50mpg is definitely my goal -- once I'm there I can legitimately say I'm in hybrid territory with my mileage. ;)

    Laurie, I know what you mean. The other day I counted seven of them in my work parking lot! Last time I went to my father-in-law's cabin I saw 9 on the way up. Crazy!!
     
  20. diamondlarry

    diamondlarry Super MPG Man/god :D

    It looks like I'm done driving already for the day. My mother-in-law is bringing T-bone steaks and the wife and daughter and her are going to cook them on the charcoal grill along with a few wet hickory chips for added smoke flavor.:woot::D I'm going to have to quit typing about that or my keyboard is going to short out from all the drool.:p Just one round trip to church and back: 56.0 there and 95.6 on the way back at 10.4 miles total for 75.8. Tank is at 5 pips after 475.2 miles at 76.0 mpg.
     

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