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First road trip , over 9 hours driving and 8 mountain passes and by no means conservative speed ( 115kmh , 70 mph ) and just less than 1000 miles on the car. 40.5 mpg or 5.8L/ 100 km. Econo mode was not used.
 

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No better way to break in a car than going on a road trip. Did you take any pictures of the mountain passes?


No pix .. been over then dozens of times ..


Here is one for the team here , and the 9th gen people couldn't answer it .. When you switch the speedometer from KMH to MPH does it calculate the MPG based on the US or Canadian gallon size on a car sold to the Canadian market?
 

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No pix .. been over then dozens of times ..


Here is one for the team here , and the 9th gen people couldn't answer it .. When you switch the speedometer from KMH to MPH does it calculate the MPG based on the US or Canadian gallon size on a car sold to the Canadian market?
That's a good question but in theory it should adjust calculations just for consistency, would be weird if that's not the case.
 

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Since everybody who still uses miles uses US gallons, I'm betting it's US gallons.
I think your right , I found a conversion and 5.8L/ 100km = 40.5 mpg /US gallon.

It takes 1.2 US gal to = 1 Imp. gal its safe to say the trip would be close to 48 mpg / Imp gal.
 

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Wow really?? The owners manual in every new vehicle clearly states to NOT take the car on any long trip for the first 600 miles. You are also NOT suppose to use the cruise control, and be extra easy on the breaks during this 600 mile period. I hope you haven't done damage to the engine during this break-in period.
 

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Wow really?? The owners manual in every new vehicle clearly states to NOT take the car on any long trip for the first 600 miles. You are also NOT suppose to use the cruise control, and be extra easy on the breaks during this 600 mile period. I hope you haven't done damage to the engine during this break-in period.
Show me the page in the manual. BTW Ihave bought a new vehicle every 3 years from 1979 on so I'm not new to this .
 

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Show me the page in the manual. BTW Ihave bought a new vehicle every 3 years from 1979 on so I'm not new to this .
'16 Civic Sedan OM p. 403:

During the first 600 miles (1,000 km) of operation,
avoid sudden acceleration or full throttle operation so
as not to damage the engine or powertrain.
Avoid hard braking for the first 200 miles (300 km).
You should also follow this when the brake pads are
replaced.
No mention is made of cruise control. Or extended highway constant speed driving, though I have seen this in other OMs.
 

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'16 Civic Sedan OM p. 403:



No mention is made of cruise control. Or extended highway constant speed driving, though I have seen this in other OMs.



That's far off from " The owners manual in every new vehicle clearly states to NOT take the car on any long trip for the first 600 miles." which is BS ... Idealy the first miles should be non constant speed eg. sustained freeway driving and no hard pulls like drag racing or trailer towing.
 

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Yeah, I think a lot of that no constant speed, etc has changed on a lot of cars over the last couple of years, but I have seen it.


I remember a couple of years ago I rented a car from our local airport and they gave me a brand new Ford Explorer (I think it was a 2013 or 2014 model) with only 2 miles on it (I am guessing they had the SUV just dropped off of the transport truck with I thought was odd), but anyway, we had to take a 250 mile trip (one way) that was 99% freeway driving. I think it said that in the owners manual (to avoid a steady speed for like 500 miles), but we had to go and that is what they gave us, so what do you do? lol. I did drive it easy even though it wasn't mine. I know a lot of people run rentals into the ground, but me being the oddball guy I am, I baby them like I do my own cars. lol.


I imagine most rental cars that hit the lot brand new start out on the freeway at a constant speed or driven like mad. I remember when I bought my '15 Hyundai Sonata, the salesman drove me in the car first, when he pulled out, he was wide open. At the time that wasn't the car I wanted, but later turned out to be the only car on the lot with the options I wanted so I had to get it. That may be why I have problems with it and selling it. lol.


Enjoy that new Civic!
 
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