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Excellent! How many miles on the clock?

Got redline?

BTW... we don't need a GPS locator for you, we know where you are... if you're not posting here, it's either cuz you're sleeping or driving the car! :D

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zvezdah1 said:
HI All,
For those that care, did a 260 mile run today, mostly highway speed ranging 65-90 mph. Averaged a bit over 32 mpg.

Chris
Chris, thanks for the info. While I haven't logged any actual numbers, I estimate that my urban cycle is around 19 or so. However, I have only filled up once (so I'm on my second tank) in about 310 miles.
 

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Kiyoshi,
I'm at 800 and change, gone into the cams a couple times. Pretty neat, but figure I won't be hitting that much in day to day driving.

Take it in Friday for it's after sales service.

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How hard on the throttle in those miles, Chris?
 

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Anywhere from 3000 to 6000, speeds ranging 65-90 and cruising at 80 or so.
Chris
Only will improve as the engine gets fully broken-in. Likely to pick-up 2-3 more mpg. Gets to the range Clyde said he go on the way back from Birmingham to LCU (mid-30's).

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I gassed up for the first time over the weekend. I did notice that the handle of the pump may come in contact with the body work if you do not hold it up as you pump the gas.
Doh! Can any of our non-US members let us know if this is a problem with gas pumps in their country? Is there something different about the US pump handles?
 

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Matt,
It's really not a problem. I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving the pump handle hanging free personally. It's a relatively small tank takes no time to fill>Being the anal person I am, I have a soft cloth I let the gas cap rest on while fueling.
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Plus with only a 10 gallon tank that you hopefully don't let run very low. You may only be putting in 8 gallons. That will only take a couple minutes. I'm glad to hear the car is getting better gas milage than the sticker shows. I was really hoping to get better gas milage than my current car. I mean, I would think you'd get pretty good gas milage with a really light 4 cylinder engine.
 

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MattG said:
Doh! Can any of our non-US members let us know if this is a problem with gas pumps in their country? Is there something different about the US pump handles?
You have to hold the pump on in the UK, or the fuel doesn't flow. 15 years ago we could us a little latch to run petrol into the tank without holding the pump nozzle, but that feature was removed on safety grounds.

I've never had a problem with the petrol pump other than the fact that if you're hamfisted it's possible to get fuel on your feet from splashback if the fuel tank is full.

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Hmmm. That filler layout might be a source of chronic stress for those in attendant-must-gas-up-your-car states like NJ. Sometimes when I'm over there the guy won't back down and let me fill my own car (no Elise yet). Between the cap and the body under the filler location things could get dangerous. I wonder if some clear bra stuff could be fitted in that area, and if any splashes of gas might melt or loosen the material.

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Gas will melt the clear bra adhesive, and will yellow the film itself. Not a good thing..
I will be holding the gas filler for sure due to the fact that when the tank is full and the handle clicks off the filler sometimes pops out of the tank(spring loaded nozzle shroud) and whacks the body with the filler spout tip..:eek:
 

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ride quality?

Chris-

slightly off topic, but now you've had some time in the car what do you think about the ride quality? Is it as harsh as has been rumored? I drove (mildly as it wasn't broken in) a new demo w/touring pack and std suspension yesterday and the ride was better than expected.

I'm thinking serious road trips should not be a problem, but only a hour or more ride time is a good test. Thoughts?
 

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Jay,
I've driven 260 miles in one day and could easily do double that. The suspension is very forgiving, you have a firm ride but certainly not unpleasantly so. Could easily drive it cross country if I had the need to.
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I second Chris' contention on ride quality. It's far more comfortable than you'd imagine. I plan to drive mine 7 hours to Bristol Tennessee and back later in the month. I drove for two hours, with no butt numbness. And the ride is great unless you're on a pretty rough road. A pleasant surprise. No LSS on mine.

One of the foreign car mag this month put it up against some other 2 seaters and it won for best ride, a real shock. Don't remember the rag-Top Gear? Saw it at Barnes and Noble waiting for my wife to get her coffee.
 
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