have talked about this extensively recently and last spring. before we begin;
1) no change in driving destinations, patterns, speeds, routes, etc.
2) no climate control
3) no heater
4) no defrost (other than occasional bursts lasting less than one minute) used it exactly 3 times in past 8 days (off on normal. was sick and did virtually nothing for 3 days)
5) CLIMATE CONTROLS ARE NOT A FACTOR IN MY STATS
ok. hopefully that clears up some stuff.
so, have already presented this information several different ways. so am trying another tactic
below is miles/kw reading on my car (this sample is typical if you prefer a different date based on your stats for temps in the area, please ask) from April 1-8. the only thing i dont know is how much climate control has been used.
now lets take a random week during Summer when temps are likely to have highs ranging from mid 70- to low 80's (average summer high max'es out at 78º for August) stats start from Aug 1st and like April are consecutive days. the 4.5 day is 64 miles, 90% freeway at 65+ mph. the rest are my normal drive around town stuff.
now lets post the present starting Nov 1 to yesterday
the 3's are generally when SO drives. she turns the heat on full blast as she enters the car and leaves it that way. she quite frankly, does not know the meaning of conservation. (she also cannot turn off a light)
i have purposely not used climate controls to help illustrate this point (thank you Sherpa lined hoodie for your warmth!!) and it is usually warm enough at this time of year to get away with that.
bear in mind, its very cold in the mornings with temps in mid 30's typical. but my morning commute is done on empty streets from a garage fresh from hot shower with full mug of hot coffee, so i am comfortable. my 10 minute commute is not long enough to get cold.
the afternoon, i am not so lucky. the commute is generally 14 to 25 minutes, the car sits out in 10 acre parking lot all day and if it has been raining, cloudy, etc. the car will pretty much be in the upper 40's to low 50's which is typical at this time of year at 5 PM.
when it gets colder and i start to use heat to survive, my numbers will drop to the low 4s which occasional dips into the 3's (this is street speeds, freeway never reaches the 4's)
this is why i state (frequently) that my winter range is 75 miles which is based on 3.5 miles per k.
2011 SL; 44,598 mi, 87% SOH. 2013 S; 44,840 mi, 91% SOH. 2016 S30; 29,413 mi, 99% SOH. 2018 S; 25,185 mi, SOH 92.23%. 2019 S Plus; 19,653 mi, 93.47% SOH
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