6.08.2011

Meet Dinah


Currently averaging 51.6 mpg :D

16 comments:

  1. Whoa!!!! That's awesome mileage! Where did the inspiration for the name come from?

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  2. Nice! Sylvie's mileage has dropped. Maybe I'll show her the picture to inspire her until I can take her to the garage :-)

    Did you doctor her?

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  3. Did you name her after my car??? Dinah and I feel honored and justified in our dedication to good gas mileage... or perhaps you did not remember the name of the pregnant rollerskate :)

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  4. Dinah is a 1991 Honda CRX HF (High Fuel-efficiency), and is almost completely stock. The inspiration for her name came from CRX, shortened to C-Rex; smaller cousin, of course, to the famous Tyrannosaurus.

    I wasn't consciously emulating you, Emily, but there may have been some subconscious connections :)

    She's in the process of being doctored, as I just found out that her radiator is cracked.

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  5. Nice! That would make traveling much more fun when 100 miles is only 2 gallons of gas! :)

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  6. It sure does! I can go almost as far on an 8 gallon tank as I could before on 15 gallons. I'm also trying to learn more about hypermiling, which should help as well :)

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  7. Can't wait to meet her! However, you'll have to upgrade when you have a family - there's only enough room for a wife in there!

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  8. While I expect that to be a while, there is a solution that doesn't require upgrading to a new car :)

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  9. I'd say this relationship is going somewhere:)
    It's ironic that this relatively old car gets better milage than most of the new "high milage" cars.

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  10. :) Well, to be fair, new cars have many more features. I just have different priorities.

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  11. What happens when you have a passenger? I think Christy is right, this is really to enforce bachelorhood while in grad school. "Sorry, I can't take you anywhere, you're hurting my gas mileage."

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  12. Oh Dorinda, you have no idea how hard I just laughed!

    Maybe if I find the right woman I can trade her for my spare tire ;)

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  13. Lol, many men would like to trade in their spare tire. (all puns intended)

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  14. Well, at least I'm not trying to trade for a spare tire

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  15. Most recent average (mostly city driving) is around 54 mpg :) High of 59!

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