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#21 OFFLINE   corncobs

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 12:11 PM

No, your right, but it is still better to see ABOVE 47 than to see 47, at least when the cars were rated at 47. Now when I see 47 I think HAH better than EPA!   Last night I hit 47 on the way home. What a car! 


What a car! You correct I had a 240 mile round trip thru WI yesterday. Speed limit was 55 MPH with small towns few and far in between and the trip total showed about 50.2 MPG. I waved at Havard Ford when I drove by ;)

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#22 OFFLINE   Easy Rider

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

, at least when the cars were rated at 47. 

 

The car is not "rated at" anything.

The published MPG numbers are ESTIMATES.

There is a BIG difference.



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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

Sorry bubba but they are called epa ratings.

 

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/ratings2008.shtml

 

 

The car is rated at 42 MPG, it was rated at 47 MPG. 


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 09:51 PM

The EPA uses both terms but on web page where they describe the different portions of the EPA window sticker (see link below)) they use the term "estimates".  Mouse over the different portions of the EPA sticker to see the EPA's descriptions:

 

     http://www.epa.gov/c...el/gaslabel.htm


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:16 AM

As a frequent reader of this forum I notice that many of the things that make the car special have to enabled, ie turned on.  For example ECO cruise and EV+.  What other settings should a new owner be looking at to get the most out of the car?

 

Gary

Another suggestion on setting up your car is to play around with your tires psi. A lot of us get better mpg's running 40 psi versus the suggested 35 psi.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:15 AM

Sorry bubba but they are called epa ratings.

 

Hey, how did you know my nickname is Bubba ???   :)

 

If you are going to try and insult me, you are going to have to do better than that.  



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 08:51 AM

If you are going to try and insult me, you are going to have to do better than that.  


Why should he try to insult you? Do you believe that going around insulting people is proper adult behavior?

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 10:27 AM

Why should he try to insult you? Do you believe that going around insulting people is proper adult behavior?

I guess sarcasm is hard to spot in a forum message.

 

I was wondering the same exact thing.  I have no idea why he feels a need to be insulting.

 

He is the one who drug out "bubba" and no I don't think it is proper.



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

Where is popcorn and drinks when you need it? :)
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Posted 09 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

I call everyone Bubba.  Right Bubba?

 

 

I even cal my kids, horses and dogs Bubba.


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

Where is popcorn and drinks when you need it? :)

:lurk: :lurk: :lurk: :happy feet: :happy feet:   I brought the popcorn and dogs.  :)


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:47 PM

:lurk: :lurk: :lurk: :happy feet: :happy feet:   I brought the popcorn and dogs.  :)


Finally thank you I was getting ready to get my own ;) but Steve you got the bigger check(s)
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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:03 PM

I was wondering if we could get back to any additional suggestions on how and what for car setup?

 

I am expecting delivery of my new 2015 FFH Titanium in a couple of weeks, so I read the suggestions of the cognoscenti very closely.

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:24 PM

Make sure the EZ Exit is activated for the driver's seat.  It makes it much easier to get in and out of the FFH.

Set the left screen to Engage.  I feel it gives the clearest info on the operation of the ICE/EV modes.  Others will say EMPOWER  is better.

Keep one of the special cloths for cleaning electronic screens in the center console.

Prepare a flashdrive with all your favorite music to plug into the USB port.

Read the owner's manual, twice.

Consider getting air struts for the engine hood.  They are easy to install and add more "class" to the car, as does adding the illuminated door sills.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:12 PM


Keep one of the special cloths for cleaning electronic screens in the center console.

Good advice. The screen gets fingerprints on it very easily.  The other thing it does is attract dust.  I also put a microfiber cloth in my center console.  It does a pretty good job of cleaning the screen and also getting most of the dust.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Yes. It's shorter because of warmer temps but the car still won't turn off the ICE until the coolant temp is > 40 Celsius.

 

This can't be the case. I leave in the morning when ambient temp is half that and the ICE doesn't kick on until the battery is depleted.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 07:07 AM

This can't be the case. I leave in the morning when ambient temp is half that and the ICE doesn't kick on until the battery is depleted.

The ICE won't start until required, unlike Toyota hybrids. However, once it does start for the first time, it won't shut off until the coolant temp reaches a minimum of 40C.


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Posted 24 August 2014 - 10:10 AM

The ICE won't start until required, unlike Toyota hybrids. However, once it does start for the first time, it won't shut off until the coolant temp reaches a minimum of 40C.

 

Ah, gotcha. I like that about this car, I live at the bottom of a hill and I can nearly get to the top of it on battery only. One of these days I'll make it all the way to the top, but it might piss off anyone behind me.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 03:19 PM

 
Ah, gotcha. I like that about this car, I live at the bottom of a hill and I can nearly get to the top of it on battery only. One of these days I'll make it all the way to the top, but it might piss off anyone behind me.


You might have to define "hill" because that hill can't be very steep or you have a really sensitive foot ;)
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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:53 PM

You might have to define "hill" because that hill can't be very steep or you have a really sensitive foot ;)


It's pretty steep, but it's also a residential zone, so 25mph,and I creep up it. It's steep enough that even with a full charge I can't make it to the top without running out, and it's only a quarter mile or so.

I do have a pretty light foot with this car, I like to make the most of its efficient capability!
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