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Old 01-03-17, 11:02 PM
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post em here ill start i got a honda pcx 150 cc scotter if i baby it i get 100 mpg. it also keeps up with trafic in my town
she an do 60 unless there is a steap hill
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post em here ill start i got a honda pcx 150 cc scotter if i baby it i get 100 mpg. it also keeps up with trafic in my town
she an do 60 unless there is a steap hill
check out Craig Vetter's project

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I have given strong consideration to getting rid of the truck in lieu of something more gas smart. Alas, I need the bed of the truck and considering how little I drive working from home it just doesn't make sense for now. I generally use less than a full tank of gas all month.
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I commute on a Piaggio BV350.

I'm currently averaging 55mpg, my highest has been 61mpg.

I've had it up to 80mph on the freeway (GPS indicated 80, speedo indicated 93).

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I have given strong consideration to getting rid of the truck in lieu of something more gas smart. Alas, I need the bed of the truck and considering how little I drive working from home it just doesn't make sense for now. I generally use less than a full tank of gas all month.
Why give it up? Just get something gas efficient and have both! I drove my V10 truck for many years debating on something more gas efficient, even driving 80 miles a day for work every day since 2008. Finally pulled the trigger on a Subaru just a few months ago. But I am keeping my trucks, well at least one of them.
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Why give it up? Just get something gas efficient and have both! I drove my V10 truck for many years debating on something more gas efficient, even driving 80 miles a day for work every day since 2008. Finally pulled the trigger on a Subaru just a few months ago. But I am keeping my trucks, well at least one of them.
The additional insurance cost nullifies the cost savings. For as little driving as I do it just isn't worthwhile for now to consider gas economy.
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The additional insurance cost nullifies the cost savings. For as little driving as I do it just isn't worthwhile for now to consider gas economy.
Gotcha, yeah if you drive little then gas doesn't add up too much anyhow. Insurance can be pretty crazy too. I just get liability, I save that much in gas pretty quick.
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I have a 700 twin Honda that gets about 65 mpg.

"The NC700X’s 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine produces tons of torque and enough power for easy two-up cruising. But it's thrifty, too—the standard transmission version gets an estimated 64 MPG."

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simple 2 barrel carb, Taunus V4 engine and Saab 96 transaxle with freewheel bearing, my 1968 Saab 96 was good for 35mpg highway ..

.. real steel, unibody..

VW engineers got a high mL/km car by reducing the frontal area, to be a Tandem seat, not side by side.
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