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My Honda Accord 2004-- 4Dr Sedan

April 18, 2008 about Honda Accord

I have the V6-244 hp engine, 5 speed automatic transmission. Stop and go around town I average 22--23 MPG. On the big road a trip to NY or VA, I get 33 MPG, with cruse control set on 70 MPH. [ A/C off ] Getting good gas mileage out of my car is easy for me. and should be easy for anyone else if they really want to and really try to do it.

I drove a Tractor Trailer for 35 yrars and know a little bit about good driving habits and ways to save fuel, and wear and tear on my truck and car.

I am not patting myself on the back, ANYONE can do this if they put their mind to it.

Once you get your Honda moving, the key is to keep it moving, flow with the traffic, keep a good space between the car in front so if he slows down, you can slow and still keep moving along, with changing lanes, if you can SAFELY. When ever you can, the real secret is, get the tranny in 5th gear as fast as you can, in a nice even pace, NOT A HOT ROD PACE. and watch the techometer drop. This is were you save the fuel. If you are driving 50 MPH and the tranny is in 5th gear, the techometer will read around 13--14 Hundred RPM, your engine is loafing and you are saving fuel. Also on a fuel injected engine [ our Honder ]when you take your foot off the gas pedal, [ unlike a car with a carburetor ]no more fuel is being sent to
the cylinders, so if you are on a down hill run, remove your foot from the gas and don't be in a hurry to get to the bottom, use the cruse control to keep the speed limit. When I am on a long trip, cruse control on 70 MPH, the Tech. is on 2000--2100 RPM, the engine is not even breathing hard and you are saving fuel.


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July 8, 2008 by kphonda04

This is correct. I get 30 MPG on long trips with A/C on. Yes cruse control is the key.

February 2, 2013 by Ron H

I wish I could make my wife read this story.

September 27, 2015 by Bibiana

The thin metal pins that go from the? handle to the latch msenahicm have come out on my door and i can find a way to reconnect them. Any chance you could help me please? Great vid btw

June 6, 2018 by Tracen

That hits the target petcrfely. Thanks!

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