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5.7L/100 KM HWY AND 7.8 L/100 KM CITY

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Turbocharging doesn’t only increase power generation – it also enhances fuel efficiency. Due to its ability to produce more power with a smaller displacement engine, turbocharging takes you further on a tank of gas. The 1.4L ECOTEC engine combines the benefits of turbocharging with the combustion optimization of Variable Valve Timing (VVT) to deliver remarkable fuel efficiency.

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Trax delivers a 5.7L/100 km highway fuel consumption rating that is unsurpassed by any other compact crossover. Equally impressive is the rating earned around town – a 7.8 L/100 km in the city. And those numbers are achieved with regular fuel, unlike many other turbocharged engines that require premium. Take in more of what the city has to offer – with fewer stops at the pump, with Trax.
 

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After a road trip then a week of -25c temp I calculated 30 mpg. I'm pretty happy with that. There was a lot of warming up and idling. Thank god for remote start on those cold mornings. Brrrrrrr
 

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There are a lot of new comers to the segment (in the US I guess the Trax is a new comer as well). I wonder if the Trax will still have leading fuel efficiency once all these new vehicles hit the market.
 

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After a road trip then a week of -25c temp I calculated 30 mpg. I'm pretty happy with that. There was a lot of warming up and idling. Thank god for remote start on those cold mornings. Brrrrrrr
Good stuff, too many people i know just hop in their vehicles and drive off without letting the vehicle warm up.
I think over time that leads to an engine that burns oil
 

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My Father was a mechanic and extremely fussy. He had 3 daughters and taught us all basic maintenance and made sure we looked after our vehicles. If we slipped a bit we heard about it too. We defiantly were taught to respect our vehicles. :)


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When making your buying decision, how important is fuel efficiency? Do you want the most efficient vehicle in the segment, or does the car just need to be sufficiently efficient, but not the best in class?
 

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My Father was a mechanic and extremely fussy. He had 3 daughters and taught us all basic maintenance and made sure we looked after our vehicles. If we slipped a bit we heard about it too. We defiantly were taught to respect our vehicles. :)


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That's amazing, it definitely helps to have someone that close to you that guides you through all of it, great lessons for life! Lessons that go a very long way!

What other vehicles have you owned that you've done basic maintenance?
 

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Good stuff, too many people i know just hop in their vehicles and drive off without letting the vehicle warm up.
I think over time that leads to an engine that burns oil
actually a car warms up faster under load that idling in the driveway. The trick is to drive it gently when its cold, half throttle, keep it under 2K. Thats far better for your car.

My father is a mechanic as well... :D
 

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My first car was a 65 Acadian. Towed it home and it sat there until I had earned enough money to work on it. I was 14 then. Ha ha oh the memories. We went through the entire vehicle. Redid the engine. I remember standing at the grinder removing all the carbon from the valves for hours, finger tips bled when it slipped. Did engine, transmission, rear end, new bumpers, door hinges, you name it. We repainted it. Dad was old school, had to sand it by hand( wet/dry). Worked on it for 2 years, a lot of laughs and a lot of tears. I paid for all the parts he did all the labour no charge. If I wasted my money on other things then the car sat until I had enough money to work on the car again. The day I turned 16 I passed my drivers and was pretty proud of my self. I still remember the firing order of that car, lol. After that car I went into pick-ups. All fords. None of those needed the work that my car did. First truck 74 f150 the flywheel cracked around the bolt pattern. Had to do that, other than that the rest of my vehicles just needed regular maintaince. I was blessed to have a father with his paintance. Lol.


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You have a point James. I think the old carburetor days, it was more important. Now with fuel injection and no choke I agree it might not be as important. I was also told that the synthetic oils don't thicken and it doesn't matter if it is warmed up.....But, I'm old, I hate getting into a cold vehicle. :)


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My first car was a 65 Acadian. Towed it home and it sat there until I had earned enough money to work on it. I was 14 then. Ha ha oh the memories. We went through the entire vehicle. Redid the engine. I remember standing at the grinder removing all the carbon from the valves for hours, finger tips bled when it slipped. Did engine, transmission, rear end, new bumpers, door hinges, you name it. We repainted it. Dad was old school, had to sand it by hand( wet/dry). Worked on it for 2 years, a lot of laughs and a lot of tears. I paid for all the parts he did all the labour no charge. If I wasted my money on other things then the car sat until I had enough money to work on the car again. The day I turned 16 I passed my drivers and was pretty proud of my self. I still remember the firing order of that car, lol. After that car I went into pick-ups. All fords. None of those needed the work that my car did. First truck 74 f150 the flywheel cracked around the bolt pattern. Had to do that, other than that the rest of my vehicles just needed regular maintaince. I was blessed to have a father with his paintance. Lol.


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Awesome story man. Sounds like a fun time as a teenager.

You wouldn't happen to have a picture of that old car would you?
 
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