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Honda Civic, Hybrid Cars
#636 of 1804 hybrid owner lucas
Apr 15, 2004 (7:31 am)
have 800 miles on my manual trans. now that weather is warming up, i'm getting 50mpg city pretty regular. my car was on lot for about 6 months before i bought it. battery under hood needed charging. didn't show full charge till about 500 miles. i notice that rechargable battery pack didn't get to a fully charged state till about 750 miles of driving. love driving hybrids. like playing a video game, trying to squeez every bit of mpg from gallon of gas. had a 2002 toyota prius which i also liked. honda uses the electric mode quite differently from toyota. honda electric mode is there to assist the gas engine, where toyota will run on electric mode only on certain conditions.
Apr 16, 2004 (9:36 am)
New article at Edmunds.com
Apr 21, 2004 (2:56 pm)
Has anyone managed to get the Civic fog lights installed into their Civic Hybrid?
May 08, 2004 (2:28 pm)
How could that make a difference??
Of course, a leadfoot will get worse mileage than a gentle driver.
Hondas for some reason seem to get better MPG as the miles accumulate. Try checking it again after 5000 miles.
#643 of 1804 ReMPG for muttley98 by misterme
May 09, 2004 (10:33 am)
I find it very hard to believe you are getting 14 miles more per gallon than the car is rated for. You must be driving 30 MPH on the interstate. It may be possible to get 55 MPG, but even that would take a lot of effort. Are you sure you are calculating your gas mileage correctly? If you are going by the car's computer, you are not getting the most accurate measure of your cars gas mileage. Next time you what to know what your car's gas mileage really is try this. Go to a specific gas station and pump. Fill the car up until the pump clicks off on the first click. Zero out the trip meter and drive at least 300 miles or so and return to the exact same pump parking in the exact same place. Fill up on until the pump clicks off the first time and divide the miles driven by the exact amount of gas you added to the tank. I suspect you will discover you are actually getting around 51 MPG on the highway , if you are at least driving the speed limit.
#644 of 1804 MPG for Civic Hybrid
May 10, 2004 (5:38 am)
The US Govt is testing four Honda Civic Hybrids.
The four Civics are still being tested in 2 fleets in Arizona. As of the end of November 2003, they have been driven 248,000 miles and the cumulative average fuel economy for the four Civics is 38.1 miles per gallon.
This study is both valid, and disappointing. My NON-HYBRID 2003 Honda Civic EX averages 37mpg in the winter, and 40mpg in the summer.
#645 of 1804 Re: MPG for Civic Hybrid [crv16 #644]
May 10, 2004 (12:40 pm)
I would be more than interested in how these Civics are being driven. This mileage is not even in the ballpark with what other drivers are reporting. Also, it is about 10 MPG less than I got in my '81 diesel Rabbit driving the snot out of it. Do hybrids require very special driving techniques to get high mileage?