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Posted: 9/8/2005 7:44:33 PM EDT
city....42 mpg
highway.....50 mpg

Bought a Honda Civic Hybrid in February '03. Got over 37,000 miles on it.

Right now I am LOVING it !!!

Any other Hybrid owners out there?

Anyone doing better in non-hybrids?

Lablover
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:48:28 PM EDT
I got a 2005 Prius, so far I am averaging -

City - 60-65 mpg (estimate)
Highway - 44

Overall average for last month, according to the computer - 51 mpg

I get less mileage on the highway, cause the electric dont get used much at 70+ mph. But I do not drive much on the freeway anyways. Mostly just the one mile drive back and forth to work.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:49:16 PM EDT
78.5 MPG.


Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:50:51 PM EDT
With my Roadstar I get...

~45 mpg city

~50 mpg highway

...and I get to ride a motorcycle to work!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:53:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 7:54:18 PM EDT by WildBoar]
I dont have one but wondered a few things.

How is maintenance on them? Arent the brakes aprt of the charging system? Can you do a regular brake job? Do you need new batteries? if so how much? and how often?

Just wondering, they seem to be pretty darn expensive from the get go and wondered if they cost a lot to maintain. I would like better milage for sure but the added cost of the vehicle keeps me from doing it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:55:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
78.5 MPG.





Care to expand on that?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:57:21 PM EDT
I got y'all beat!

I get 13 MPG with my Wrangler.....!



...oh wait..higher's better!



HH
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:58:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
I dont have one but wondered a few things.

How is maintenance on them? Arent the brakes aprt of the charging system? Can you do a regular brake job? Do you need new batteries? if so how much? and how often?

Just wondering, they seem to be pretty darn expensive from the get go and wondered if they cost a lot to maintain. I would like better milage for sure but the added cost of the vehicle keeps me from doing it.



My battery is garuanteed though Toyota for 10 years, part of the warranty package. I do not know about the brakes, not a mechanical person myself.

I will say that my Prius is the absolute best car I have ever owned, of any kind. First toyota though, so maybe that has something to do with it
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:59:05 PM EDT
my 1988 f-150 with a KLN air filter, high-performance spark plugs, new distributer, and just ran fuel injection cleaner through it, gets an impressive 13mpg.



BTW, i hate little inbred cars. they keep getting stuck in my air-shocks.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 7:59:45 PM EDT
48 Highway
44 city.

2k VW Jetta TDI.

Plus, fuel is only $2.59 a gallon!

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:00:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2005 8:00:52 PM EDT by Andreuha]

Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
78.5 MPG.





Care to expand on that?




He probably drives a Volkswagen Sport 1.4 TDi PD 75PS -- a LUPO, which gets 78.5MPG durring "extra urban" driving. God bless google
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:02:15 PM EDT
57mpg mixed city/highway driving. 1982 Suzuki GS450.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:02:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
48 Highway
44 city.

2k VW Jetta TDI.

Plus, fuel is only $2.59 a gallon!




Say what? we are still over $3.00 a gallon here in AZ!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:03:10 PM EDT
I hear the new Pharisee is going to get even better mileage than the Prius.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:04:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
48 Highway
44 city.

2k VW Jetta TDI.

Plus, fuel is only $2.59 a gallon!




Say what? we are still over $3.00 a gallon here in AZ!



$2.97 here in eastern oregon. glad I own a hybrid.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:04:42 PM EDT
55 MPG combined(mostly highway) @ 75 MPH in my '01 Jetta TDI. Cha-Ching!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:05:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
I dont have one but wondered a few things.

How is maintenance on them? Arent the brakes aprt of the charging system? Can you do a regular brake job? Do you need new batteries? if so how much? and how often?

Just wondering, they seem to be pretty darn expensive from the get go and wondered if they cost a lot to maintain. I would like better milage for sure but the added cost of the vehicle keeps me from doing it.



The battery and charging system has an 8 year warranty so I have no experience with that cost yet.

No new brakes either yet.

It actually charges when you brake and when you gear down. (I have a 5-speed manual T)

It does take a "special" oil. Change at the dealership is $36. Personally I think they are F'ing me on that.

When I bought in '03 the cost was $1,500 more than a regular civic. There was a one time $2000 tax deduction which resulted in about $350 of reduced tax.

When gas was $1.50/gallon (back when I bought it) I was saving $40 / month in gas cost over the minivan I was driving. At $3.00/gallon my savings is probably $70/month or so. I am guessing I have made up the difference.

The KEY is I am using 1/2 the gas I used to. Imagine if everyone had one (1) hybrid in the family. Less gas used, more gas available, lower cost.

Our other car is a Honda Odyssey (16 mpg around town and 26 mpg highway). A bit of a dog around town, but it is a vehicle we need since we have two teens, a 90 lb dog, and 2 cats.

Hope I answered the question.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:05:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Andreuha:

Originally Posted By SoCalJBT:

Originally Posted By IchWarrior:
78.5 MPG.





Care to expand on that?




He probably drives a Volkswagen Sport 1.4 TDi PD 75PS -- a LUPO, which gets 78.5MPG durring "extra urban" driving. God bless google



They don't sell the Lupo in the US. A Honda Insight, perhaps?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:06:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:
city....42 mpg
highway.....50 mpg

Bought a Honda Civic Hybrid in February '03. Got over 37,000 miles on it.

Right now I am LOVING it !!!

Any other Hybrid owners out there?

Anyone doing better in non-hybrids?

Lablover


28 - 30 city Scion Xb.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:08:30 PM EDT
47 Combined. 98 TDI Jetta. $17201 cash in '98. Over 100000 miles.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:10:50 PM EDT
3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban....16 MPG. And a Warn winch bumper that flicks hybrids out of my way.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:10:54 PM EDT
I've heard that hybrid drivers are pretty much guarenteed free oral pleasuring at any highway rest stop in the blue states.

Just thought I'd mention that, should it have any influence on your decision to purchase one or not.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:22:07 PM EDT
The difference in mileage between the average hybrid and my F150 is not enough to motivate me to give up the comfort and versatility of a 4X4 pick up. Make me a hybrid 4X4 1/2 ton pick up that has at least 250 horse power and gets at least 70 mpg hwy and costs less than $32,000.00 and I'll buy it. The trouble is, as we get better mileage and start using less gasoline the price will continue to rise because the share holders expect high profits. When they don't get high profits, they will get out of the oil business leaving fewer companies to supply our needs, lowering the available supply. Low supply, high demand, high prices. You can't win.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:34:02 PM EDT
Its my bike...


Dual Sports For the win!

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:35:15 PM EDT
2003 Saturn Ion

Got 37 MPG last trip back to PA
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjrowley:

Originally Posted By Keith_J:
48 Highway
44 city.

2k VW Jetta TDI.

Plus, fuel is only $2.59 a gallon!




Say what? we are still over $3.00 a gallon here in AZ!


[foil_beanie]
Senators Hutchison and Coryn are in the President's pocket. We get cheaper fuel...but Senator McCain is a boil on the butt of the President so you get gouged [/foil_beanie]

You are still paying for that pipeline break in fuel prices. IIRC, there aren't to many refineries west of the Continental Divide.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:36:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:
city....42 mpg
highway.....50 mpg

Bought a Honda Civic Hybrid in February '03. Got over 37,000 miles on it.

Right now I am LOVING it !!!

Any other Hybrid owners out there?

Anyone doing better in non-hybrids?

Lablover



A diesel Jetta gets about 50MPG, and as an added bonus you wouldn't look like a pussy.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:36:53 PM EDT
I had an insight for a year. Kinda wishin I had it now, but I live too close to work for it to stretch it's legs. I averaged about 55mpg, but once got 72mpg on a trip from Austin to FW and back.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:37:36 PM EDT
34 in town..1996 Honda Civic 76,000 miles on it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:37:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LABLOVER:

Originally Posted By WildBoar:
I dont have one but wondered a few things.

How is maintenance on them? Arent the brakes aprt of the charging system? Can you do a regular brake job? Do you need new batteries? if so how much? and how often?

Just wondering, they seem to be pretty darn expensive from the get go and wondered if they cost a lot to maintain. I would like better milage for sure but the added cost of the vehicle keeps me from doing it.



The battery and charging system has an 8 year warranty so I have no experience with that cost yet.

No new brakes either yet.

It actually charges when you brake and when you gear down. (I have a 5-speed manual T)

It does take a "special" oil. Change at the dealership is $36. Personally I think they are F'ing me on that.

When I bought in '03 the cost was $1,500 more than a regular civic. There was a one time $2000 tax deduction which resulted in about $350 of reduced tax.

When gas was $1.50/gallon (back when I bought it) I was saving $40 / month in gas cost over the minivan I was driving. At $3.00/gallon my savings is probably $70/month or so. I am guessing I have made up the difference.

The KEY is I am using 1/2 the gas I used to. Imagine if everyone had one (1) hybrid in the family. Less gas used, more gas available, lower cost.

Our other car is a Honda Odyssey (16 mpg around town and 26 mpg highway). A bit of a dog around town, but it is a vehicle we need since we have two teens, a 90 lb dog, and 2 cats.

Hope I answered the question.


Thx
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:39:43 PM EDT
I get 15-16mpg with 93 on my mistubishi evo
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:45:37 PM EDT
Boar,

Pretty much all the hybrids nowadays use conventional brakes. The regeneration goes through the drivetrain, so yeah, you can do brake jobs on 'em. The good thing is, most of them regenerate at varying degrees from when you are just coasting, to light pressure on the brake pedal. It does contribute noticeable drag, so you're actually using less friction from the brakes to stop the car. Brake pads should last a bit longer than standard vehicles.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:51:33 PM EDT
15-16 in city

19-20 highway
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:52:52 PM EDT
Z-71

16.4 mpg (avg)

so do hybrids get good ACCELLERATION?

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:53:22 PM EDT
With my 70 440 Charger I get 4mpg City, 3mpg Highway. (At least it has a 28 gallon tank.)
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:04:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ALPHAGHOST:
Z-71

16.4 mpg (avg)

so do hybrids get good ACCELLERATION?




My Honda Civic is still just a 4 banger.

NO on the acceleration. Won't be winning any drag races, but once up to speed it cruises very nicely.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:33:04 PM EDT
42-45 mpg with my '01 Kawi ZRX1200. The bad news is it drops to 35 mph when twist the fun handle really hard.

.....and I can't stop twisting the fun handle really hard.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:44:44 PM EDT
A very simple 16mpg in my truck

Lifted, 4.2 v6, 10psi of turbocharged boost. 350rwhp.

I can live with that.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:01:05 PM EDT
I dont drive on the hgihway too much, but I get about 25-27 mpg out in the country driving about 55 mph. 95 sonoma, 5 spd
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:02:19 PM EDT
Got a 95 chevy S-10 4 cyl, 5 speed, with 109,557 miles on it. It's got rust here and there. It still gets 35 MPG on the highway. I can tow my 2000lb. boat or load it down with firewood. I feel quite comfortable parking it at the gunshow or going to the range. and the best part is IT"S PAID FOR!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:09:30 PM EDT


WTF good is a hybrid gonna do you when you are under some soccer moms suburban? I want the law of superrior mass on my side. I'm suprised at the number of people that whore out their safety to save a couple bucks a week.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:26:50 PM EDT
2000 Jetta TDI. 77,000 miles. Diesel in Tampa is 2.69/gal. Gasbuddy

K&N filter, a few tweaks and the right tires:

45 in town
61 highway

And faster than your hybrid. NYAH!
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:33:36 PM EDT
Got almost 20 mpg when I went to TN 2 weeks ago in my F-150 with the 5.4 L traveling an average of 80 mph. Probably wouldve gotten more if I had kept it under 70 but I like to get there as soon as possible. I think that those that are getting 50 ish with their hybrids are cool. They use less gas therfore theres more for me so THANKS.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:34:10 PM EDT
Hybrid owners...got a question.

Do you use your air conditioning compressor 100% of the time?

When I drove a first generation Prius I left the AC on all the time and the gasoling engine ran all the time. With the AC off the gas engine shut down at stop lights.

I'm wondering what effect that use, here near the Sun, has on milage.

Thanks in advance.

Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:34:26 PM EDT
I think I get somewhere around 12 MPG.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:39:34 PM EDT
4.9


0-60 in my 2000 Trans am.

As far as gas mileage:
27 highway
19 city.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:57:07 PM EDT
I can get around 33+ on the highway in my 350Z in 6th gear. I usually do highway driving so this is fine for me. I would not be suprised if in a year or two cars will have a 7th gear or 5 or 6th is just enough to go 65 with hardly any passing power.

I really like the option to have a near gas sipper or a muscle car all in one
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:13:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:16:44 PM EDT
I get 65 MPG in my Jeep Grand Cherokee..........of course after 18 miles I have to get out and push it the last 47 miles.......
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:23:37 PM EDT
TDI, 50 mpg and it does 140! 47mpg doing 90-120 across southwest.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 11:28:43 PM EDT
~27 mpg, driving like a maniac in a 325i
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