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Old 01-07-2013, 09:47 AM   #111 (permalink)
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I find that my MPG is always a lot higher than the MPG sticker, although I generally drive at 65-70 MPH. cheers.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I find that my MPG is always a lot higher than the MPG sticker, although I generally drive at 65-70 MPH. cheers.

I'm curious as to what your fuel mapping, etc is like. Maybe those averaging more than the sticker mpg may have been tuned differently from the factory.

What month was your accent built?

Mine was April
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I'm curious as to what your fuel mapping, etc is like. Maybe those averaging more than the sticker mpg may have been tuned differently from the factory.

What month was your accent built?

Mine was April
Mine was built in mid November 2011. It's never had any updates and I bought it new in late December of 2011. I most always use Shell regular fuel and don't add any other additives as the Shell fuel is top tier fuel. My around town MPG is around 35 miles per.
5W-20 Valvoline oil, non-synthetic. cheers.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:18 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Keep us posted PNH! I gave up on the +40 MPG.
Yeah, us too. Too much city driving, and we tend to use our roomier Civic or even roomier truck for longer trips.

Re the Yaris, my DW says she likes it better than the Accent. She feels the build quality is better than the Accent and the rearward sight lines much better.

I think the Yaris does have a solid feel to it but the interior design isn't as good as the Accent, IMO. In fact, I'd say it's a lame design and not inspired like the Accent.

So far it's doing better on mileage than the Accent but only marginally. We haven't even run thru a full tank on it yet since we've had a lot of snow and it doesn't have snow tires on it, so it's the last car chosen.

I should call the body shop and see how the repairs on the Accent are coming along...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:15 PM   #115 (permalink)
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Ok, I have ragged my bad mpg so it's due time to say the car drives fantastic. I have never been more please at how it's the perfect city car in feel. Small on the outside but feels big inside.
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Drive it like a granny and keep your tires pumped up to 32psi, at least, to get best mpgs. Watch tire pressure. Whenever I've experienced a mysterious drop in fuel economy, it turned out to be tire pressure was a little low. (And I thought I was monitoring my tire pressure like a hawk, checking it frequently. Not frequently enough it turned out) It does not take much to make a big difference. It also doesn't take much change in the weather to change the pressure in these skinny Hankooks. I thought the heavier oil put in by the dealership after my first change was dinging my fuel economy, and it may be, but last night I put in a half tank (resetting the MPG avg meter) went for my weekly migration around the top end of Atlanta, and by the time I reentered city streets from the highway and a 45mph boulevard, the mpg-O-meter was reading 50. FIVE-OH-POINT-OH, and that on heavier 5w-30 conventional oil. Obviously that will come down a lot as I do my usual in town driving. But still. The car can get crazy mpgs on the highway if you cruise slowly at, like 60ish. If people aren't shaking their fists at you as they pass you're going too fast.
Haha! Great post. I'm going to try that simple little trick of monitoring tire pressure as well. Didn't think of that..good idea.
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Haha! Great post. I'm going to try that simple little trick of monitoring tire pressure as well. Didn't think of that..good idea.
well i was getting 34 mpg all winter on 30 psi for the tires..the dealer like I stated last post inflated them to 35 psi..and voila back to 36.4 mpg!!! wtf....
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...Re the Yaris, my DW says she likes it better than the Accent. She feels the build quality is better than the Accent and the rearward sight lines much better.

I think the Yaris does have a solid feel to it but the interior design isn't as good as the Accent, IMO. In fact, I'd say it's a lame design and not inspired like the Accent.

So far it's doing better on mileage than the Accent but only marginally. We haven't even run thru a full tank on it yet since we've had a lot of snow and it doesn't have snow tires on it, so it's the last car chosen.
Did not drive them all when I was shopping for the Accent but when I stopped at Honda, Toyota and Nissan, I could not stand how bad the interior looked like compared to the Hyundai.

Keep us posted on the milage of the Yaris. I've talked with a buddy of mine who owns a manual Honda Fit and he does better but not from that much. I don't recall the numbers he gave me but from top of my head, it was not that impressive.

But I keep reading the +40mpg some here gets and I'm way way far from this.

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Ok, I have ragged my bad mpg so it's due time to say the car drives fantastic. I have never been more please at how it's the perfect city car in feel. Small on the outside but feels big inside.
Same here. I gave up. And I gave up so much that I recently acquired a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited... So f**k the milage!!!

Anyway, the Accent is mostly my daily driver and the Jeep is for fun, snow storms, family trips (more room) and adventure on the weekends...
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I just bought a 2013 Accent and got 36.4 on my first tank. Its the winter here, I'm pretty happy with the results. Much better MPG then my "fun car" where I'm happy if I break into the double digits with premium lol.

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@Joffroi!!! Awesome ride!!!
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