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Old 06-23-2017, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2017 Cruze Diesel Hypermiled to 70MPG

Squeezing 70 MPG from a Chevy Cruze Diesel | Feature | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting article, and nice fuel economy. Not the greatest test with a fill up of only 2.25 gallons. A tiny variance will throw off that 70 mpg pretty wildly.
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Pretty ****ty hypermiling. Crack a window a little. Cycle the AC a little. It is less the "price of parsimony" than it is "the price of poor technique. I bet many of us could beat their numbers on the same course and not sweat and drive at least 60 mph.
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1500 rpm at 55 in 9th gear. 6th gear in my Golf TDI was the same.
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1500 rpm at 55 in 9th gear. 6th gear in my Golf TDI was the same.
Even though having more gears might eventually increase the fuel-efficiency under certain circumstances, the cost penalty and eventually the compromise between reliability and a compact packaging might be considered too, not to mention the internal friction inherent to a greater amount of gears.

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