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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby rei » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:59 am

rei wrote:That said I'm only on my second tank and during break-in... plus it's just reported numbers from the dash right now as opposed to measuring it through fuelly or similar, I'm taking a long drive to Chalk River Ontario then Ottawa then back home to the Greater Toronto Area in the first week of august and I'll tell you my numbers there / get Fuelly put up in my sig.

Driving to Chalk River going 90-100 the entire time, then took the 417 to Ottawa going 110 the entire time, I hit 5.8 L/100 KM (40.5 mpg) really easily - this is on twisting roads so i drove to have fun on them. I could have probably hit straight 5 (47 MPG) if properly motivated on that going 90 the entire way in fifth, managing throttle up hills and such.

Coming home on the 401 with a passenger going 120 I was at 6.8 L/100km (34.5 mpg) and the tank got me pretty mcuh exactly ottawa to home, nowhere near my old Jetta which would get 5 at that speed, but I figure if I eased off by ten kph I could have a way better tank.

AC on the entire time on both trips.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby theholycow » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:03 pm

rei wrote:Driving to Chalk River going 90-100 the entire time

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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby rei » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:46 am

Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Boston Fit » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:12 am

rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

But getting back on topic, I'm surprised you got better mileage in your old Jetta than in your Fit. Was it a diesel Jetta?
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Squint » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:43 pm

Boston Fit wrote:
rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

01001110011011110010110000100000011011100110111101110100001000000110010101110110011001010111001001111001011011110110111001100101001000000110010001101111011001010111001100101110

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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby theholycow » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Squint wrote:
Boston Fit wrote:
rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

01001110011011110010110000100000011011100110111101110100001000000110010101110110011001010111001001111001011011110110111001100101001000000110010001101111011001010111001100101110

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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby bk7794 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:40 pm

Boston Fit wrote:
rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

But getting back on topic, I'm surprised you got better mileage in your old Jetta than in your Fit. Was it a diesel Jetta?


A/C really grabs a lot out of the car. I once got my worst mileage ever. I think it was like 32mpg. It was all driving with the A/C. Oddly enough I do get 40mpg on the highway. I could barely hit 40 mpg with my 91. I'd get about 38 or 39. Really frustrating sometimes. That has a slightly slightly longer gear ration I believe. Plus my car is probably 200 or so pounds heavier.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby tankinbeans » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:56 pm

rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

I wish the "standard" units of measure were closer to the metric units. To this day I forget how many feet are in a mile.

I do know that many people think us Minnesotans are weird because we measure distance in time. For Insurance somebody will ask how far away we live from a certain destination and the answer is invariably a time measurement "I live 20 minutes away from that." I've wondered if this is regional because I've never heard an out-of-towner use similar verbiage.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby theholycow » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:52 am

tankinbeans wrote:I do know that many people think us Minnesotans are weird because we measure distance in time. For Insurance somebody will ask how far away we live from a certain destination and the answer is invariably a time measurement "I live 20 minutes away from that." I've wondered if this is regional because I've never heard an out-of-towner use similar verbiage.

That's standard in RI, and I think MA and CT too.

In RI we also use landmarks that don't exist anymore. "Turn right where the Almacs supermarket used to be, then left at the place where they tore down the movie theater."
http://quahog.org/factsfolklore/index.php?id=29

Many Rhode Islanders have a skewed sense of distance too; an hour drive might involve packing a lunch (unless they're going to The Middle Of Nowhere Diner), and a two hour drive might involve booking a hotel.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Boston Fit » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:38 am

Squint wrote:01001110011011110010110000100000011011100110111101110100001000000110010101110110011001010111001001111001011011110110111001100101001000000110010001101111011001010111001100101110

Binary translator says: "No, not everyone does."

Thanks, Squint! But I have to say, it's been a while since I've seen a binary speedometer. Or one with Roman numerals ...
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Shadow » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:36 am

tankinbeans wrote:I wish the "standard" units of measure were closer to the metric units. To this day I forget how many feet are in a mile.




Easy to remember if you're a drag racer. I spent a lot of time at the track, so I know that the track is a quarter mile, so it's also know as the 1320. Multiply that by four and you have 5280.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby bk7794 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:57 am

theholycow wrote:That's standard in RI, and I think MA and CT too.

In RI we also use landmarks that don't exist anymore. "Turn right where the Almacs supermarket used to be, then left at the place where they tore down the movie theater."
http://quahog.org/factsfolklore/index.php?id=29

Many Rhode Islanders have a skewed sense of distance too; an hour drive might involve packing a lunch (unless they're going to The Middle Of Nowhere Diner), and a two hour drive might involve booking a hotel.

On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything.

I know in Long Island they use signs that just say Traffic moving well.

I feel bad that we're now cluttering up his thread about nonsense now.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby watkins » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:45 pm

theholycow wrote:Many Rhode Islanders have a skewed sense of distance too; an hour drive might involve packing a lunch (unless they're going to The Middle Of Nowhere Diner), and a two hour drive might involve booking a hotel.

Few things in Rhode Island are NOT skewed. That is a weird state.
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby rei » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:55 pm

Boston Fit wrote:
rei wrote:Us and our audacity to use base 10 units : )

Doesn't everyone use base 10?

But getting back on topic, I'm surprised you got better mileage in your old Jetta than in your Fit. Was it a diesel Jetta?

Yeah, would regularly get 40+ MPG highway without trying particularly hard
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Re: Fit but you know it (2013 Fit Sport)

Postby Boston Fit » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:32 am

bk7794 wrote:On the Mass Pike they have the worst signs. ''25 miles 23 minutes to I-495'' I mean it's helpful but sometimes it doesn't really mean anything.

Another one: Getting onto I-95 from Route 2 in Lexington MA, there is a sign that says "I-95 Gloucester/Attleboro." As compass points, those two towns could not be more random. I'd like to know who picked them over "New Hampshire/Rhode Island" or just "North/South."


rei wrote:Yeah, would regularly get 40+ MPG highway without trying particularly hard

See, that's why diesels are so alluring. I need to own one at some point.
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