My last fill up was my all time best at 44.64 MPG. (446 miles on 9.99 gals) This was in my 2007 Honda Civic with an ICE(Internal Combustion Engine), not a hybrid. It was mostly highway mileage, but also some city(42 miles were at an average of 30 mpg).
How did I do it? Mostly by slowing down.
We headed down to St Pete to visit Ofie’s father last Friday. I filled the tank about half way down and got 43 MPG on the rest of the trip. Saturday we drove around the city making lots of stops at lights and stores. I shut the engine off and coasted in neutral whenever possible. The scan gauge recorded 30 mpg while we were there(average speed was 20 mph). Sunday morning we left to head home at 5:40 am and I kept the speed around 62 until we reached highway 19/27. There was lots of smoke and fog and 50mph was about the highest speed I felt was safe(sometimes we couldn’t even go that fast). The road was actually closed due to the conditions, and we were forced to make a detour on a very narrow two lane road. We had to stop to listen to the FHP Trooper give us directions to get around the smoke.
After we got back on the highway we went through several small towns and I was able to time the lights so I never came to a complete stop at the lights, although we only stopped one more time to get a bite to eat. The average speed for the trip was 50 mph. I had 440 miles on the tank before the low fuel warning light came on, with two ticks left on the gas gauge. Scan gauge showed 42 mpg but my actual mileage was 44.64 – 446 firstname.lastname@example.org gals.
It took 5hours and 40 minutes to make the trip of 273 miles but to me it was so much more relaxing than driving faster. We kicked back and listened to a few sermons by Alistair Begg, and the time really flew by.