Bought my last Honda.

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Harvey Harvey
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nvk497 wrote
I'm going to guess you don't garage your vehicles.  You will have the same rust issue on the new one in 5-6 years too.
We don't have easy access to a garage.  But that's doesn't seem to be it, at least not totally. My wife's car is also a 2006 Honda, it sits right next to mine and has no rust issues.  I think it has to do with the way I drive.  I walk to work so my car is only used for trips to the mountains, and the rest of the week it sits idle.  That rusts the brakes and exhaust especially.

We've worked on a system where Zelda drives my car every other day, but that has other costs to it, and hasn't seemed to help.  I've accepted that my car will need to be replaced every six years.  The new CRVs are about 25k+ and I've been getting 10k for the 6 year old version, so the payments are pretty low especially on this one as interest rates are really low now.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
Harvey Harvey
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More crow to eat.  

Took this right before I went up the big hill on 87 before you get to Warrensburg. I knew that big hill would drop me down:



On a tank fillup designed to produce an awesome mpg, I gassed up 5 miles from the interstate and refilled within 2 miles of getting off the highway. Pulled 34.8 MPG over 232 miles on a trip from the flatlands to Warren county.  27 mpg after that on 25 miles in the mtns.

Better than I expected. I figured 32 would be the upper limits under ideal conditions.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
riverc0il riverc0il
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Did you calculate manually using Miles/Gallons between two fill ups or is that just based on the car's comp? Impressive if that is the actually calculated MPG.
Harvey Harvey
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I actually did both and was amazed at how close they were:

Digital: 34.8 mpg

Calculation: 232 miles / 6.67 Gallons = 34.78 mpg

I always go with no top off.

The first time I checked the digital vs "actual" was the night I drove from NSBS in NH back to the cabin. It was within 1/10 of an mpg. So I never checked it again until this trip.  Very cool to be able to trust the digital and not have to do the math.

I also looked at my second trip meter which I realized I could never reset and keep ongoing mileage. I started leaving trip meter B alone on the way home from the mtns on 3/2.  I've driven 1300 miles since then and my mileage is 28.8.  That's probably 850 miles of highway and 450 of tooling around the roads of NJ.

"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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that is impressive..how fast were you driving??
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riverc0il riverc0il
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Very nice! That is amazingly accurate for a car comp. Mine is generally 2 MPG too high.
Harvey Harvey
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I mostly used the cruise control. About half the time at 68 and half at 71.  

The car has an instantaneous mpg gauge that just has "0" on the left "30" in the middle and "60" at the right with little leds in between to indicate mpgs on between those numbers.

I figured that as long as I was above 30 I was good. The 71 mph speeds didn't seem to use much more gas on a flat road.

The Eco button does take some of the fun out of driving (as does cruise control) but it is very cool too.  It allows the cruise to drop a few miles per hour in an incline to save gas, and it seems to cut the AC on the hills too.

It's a big jump from my last CRV. With the 2006, I could pull 29 mpg from with cruise at 65.  68 gave me 27 mpg, and 71 gave me 25 mpg.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
x10003q x10003q
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Don't you mean 58 and 61?
Harvey Harvey
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X calls BS!  (I want that BS emoticon).

If I'd known I'd have to prove my numbers I'da kept my receipt. You've driven with me enough to know I stick to 68 - what is that 12 mph slower than your avg speed?  I wouldn't add an hour to my trip to save 3 mpg.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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Harvey44 wrote
.. 27 mpg after that on 25 miles in the mtns...
More data on this tank.

I made 2 more trips into town (Harvey Road is steep) and the digital said 25 mpg this morning when I left the cabin.  I drove down secondary roads (Rte 8 crosses the shoulder of 11th mountain) and then on to Route 30 down to Plattekill, with the rolling hills that entails.  After my meeting in Roxbury, I drove all the way back to 87 and gased up right near Potter Brothers.

Digital MPG readout: 29.1

Calculation: 272.4 miles / 9.27 Gallons = 29.38 mpg.

So I guess the digital isn't as perfect as I thought. Still under .5 mpg error seems to be pretty accurate.

After the fill up: all interstate, plus 15 miles of stop and go in NJ gave me 31.4 on the digital.

Hard to figure why this is 3+ mpg lower than Friday night.  The only difference was rain, wipers, lights. Could that matter?  Hard to imagine that being that much of a difference.  I actually drove slower today than I did on Friday: 65-68 mph.
"If it's my mountain, I'm installing a fixed grip and telling the lifties to stuff the beginners into chairs as aggressively as they have to, to keep it going full speed." —Brownski
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