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___I guess I am the only Insighter to visit this forum

___I recently purchased a Honda Certified - Red 2000 5 speed w/ AC. It had just 28,000 miles on her and I paid $10K. With over 1,690 miles in the last 2 weeks, I have a lmpg of 82.4 mpg actual/75.3 indicated with temps as low as 11 and as high as 61. Lowest 90 mile one way commute was 61.3 in the Chicago snowstorm last Sunday and the highest was 95.7 (calculated) from SD where I purchased it to home here in Illinois. I have seen (2) 85 tmpg commutes in those 2 weeks but with the cold now here, I know I am as screwed as the rest of you. I cant wait for the 60s and 70s to return!

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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Congratulations on your purchase Wayne! The Insight is a good choice if it is to be used as a personal commuter vehicle. I haven't heard of any problems with them. Mileage numbers sound fantastic. Keep us posted with your experiences.

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Very nice fuel savings - the more fuel efficient vehicles, the better.

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Hi All:

___I guess I am the only Insighter to visit this forum

___I recently purchased a Honda Certified - Red 2000 5 speed w/ AC. It had just 28,000 miles on her and I paid $10K. With over 1,690 miles in the last 2 weeks, I have a lmpg of 82.4 mpg actual/75.3 indicated with temps as low as 11 and as high as 61. Lowest 90 mile one way commute was 61.3 in the Chicago snowstorm last Sunday and the highest was 95.7 (calculated) from SD where I purchased it to home here in Illinois. I have seen (2) 85 tmpg commutes in those 2 weeks but with the cold now here, I know I am as screwed as the rest of you. I cant wait for the 60s and 70s to return!

___Good Luck

___Wayne R. Gerdes
___Hunt Club Farms Landscaping Ltd.
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___With temperatures in the low 40s (41 - 43 degrees F) and a 10 - 14 mph tailwind at 45 degrees of the rear (5 - 7 mph of help), I just received a nice 97.0 mpg over 96.0 miles on the way home this afternoon. Now that warmer weather is finally approaching the Chicago area, I hope to hear that some of the new Prius owners mileage will begin to improve at rapid rates as well Make sure you all swap to 0W-20 Mobil1 synthetic, press up the Integritys to 42 +, and drive as if you have an egg between your right foot and the accelerator

___Good Luck to you all

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___I have probably about topped out for the summer segment high even though its just mid April In any case, its nice to know Hybrids can really pull there weight when needed Needed meaning when a gallon of Regular unleaded hit $1.839 per gallon gasoline and its still climbing

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Hi, Wayne. I've seen you on the forum at http://www.greenhybrid.com . I think you're right; the more hybrids, the better. If you think gas is expensive at $1.83 or even $2.00, I've got some news for you that y'all probably don't want to hear:

The increasing difficulty in extracting oil from the ground will continue to raise the cost of a barrel of oil. Saudi Arabia is actually beginning to have difficulty in producing at their former rates. That's why they've cut back. They know something's wrong, and they cannot keep going at this hellacious rate. Are you aware the they and other countries already pump seawater into their oil fields in an attempt to make the oil float on top and rise? It's the opposite of what nature intended, don't you think? Who knows what this will do long-term....

And there are a few out there who think the Saudis are pumping too quickly, and running the risk of physically damaging the underground substrates.

Shell has recently had to downgrade its estimated reserves. It's either less than they think, or it's too expensive to get it out of the ground. Their "horizontal drilling" method isn't working out as well as hoped for, either.

Canada is the US's biggest importer of oil. Folks, do you know we get over 60% of our non-domestic oil from Canada? I'm waiting and half-expecting to hear about difficulties in finding new reserves in Canada.

After all, the earth is a limited object (spherical). That means it's finite, and anything within its bounds is also finite.

We're reluctant to drill in the Gulf of Mexico, or in ANWR. I expect that we're living in a fantasy world, and eventually we'll realize it and in order to survive, we'll have to drill anywhere and everywhere we know oil exists.

We haven't build a new refinery in the US since 1972, and the existing refineries pretty much run at full capacity except when there's an accident or maintenance going on. The industry has had to consolidate too, just to survive. Another accident like the one at the BP refinery a couple weeks ago, and prices could go up again.

What's the upshot? $1.87 or $2.00 per gallon is a bargain. Eventually, it will have to go higher. And it's not a "greed" thing, either. I think it's just the facts of life.

A small ray of light:

Libya's fields will be reopening soon, because of improving relations with Moamar(sp) Gaddaffi (sp). At the start of the war in Iraq in 2003, he saw the light, and has decided to give up his WMD.

Before this Libya news came out, I was thinking that it would be entirely possible for gas to go above $3.00 US (average) by the end of 2004. Although Libyan oil may not be available until 2005 or later, the market will price this availability in, and I think oil and gas may temporarily stabilize.

But neither would I be surprised to see prices of $2.50 or $2.75 per gallon in cornfield towns in Missouri this year.
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It seems like dickhead Wayne finds his way to every Hybrid board. Get a life Gerdes!!
 
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It seems like dickhead Wayne finds his way to every Hybrid board. Get a life Gerdes!!
Mr. DJ, that was just plain mean. Are you being a bully on purpose? I respect Wayne's knowledge, experience, and well-written posts, and I'm sure other people here do, too.

I think you should examine your own motives for being so mean. If you have nothing useful to contribute, then why do you even come here?
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It seems like dickhead Wayne finds his way to every Hybrid board. Get a life Gerdes!!
Hey djasonw, how would you know unless you're also on every Hybrid board? Looks like you also need to get a life.
 
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