Vehicle Data Comparisons
Chevy Van averaged 16.98 mpg.
Pontiac Vibe averaged 32 mpg.
The MPG ratings for this vehicle are 52 highway and 53 city.
Owned van for 4 years.
Owned Vibe for 13 years.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid was bought in May of 2020.
12 miles remain;Mtime in Union; workd mpg drive home everyday
I did it!!!
I worked the drive home much more each time this tank. Less traffic helps at night. Also did not go over 60mph except on downhills entire tank. If I had stopped when the pump clicked off the mpg would have been 72.3!!! It clicked off at 9.12 gallons. THAT gave a shot of adrenaline! I put in a bit more as that can make the difference to gain me enough to add a calendar day to a tank.
Hope to repeat 70mpg in current tank. 70 mpg has been a goal since I got this car and saw my driving habbits were getting almost 10 mpg above what it is rated for.
Of course if I'd lose weight it would make a difference. It is enough to be a factor.
Listening to a good audiobook for second half of this tank helped. The book on French Revolution to tank start was not as good for focused slow driving. Next book is about President Taylor.
Note in the data above. If you add the savings for the last two tanks that is what I saved in May. Against the van I saved half the car payment.
6/7 Note: drove home two very heavy loads of firewood from work and then a moderate load of lumber from Augusta on Saturday. Ran the A/C with passenger in car on Sunday. 70mpg is pretty much eliminated from current tank. However heating oil is saved by taking wood that would be scrapped.
21 miles remaining; Tobey's w/15¢ disc; first trip post-Covid
24 miles remaining; Mtime in Union; passenger for 250 miles