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Old 05-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Ok, Thanks for the reply

Originally Posted by PaleMelanesian View Post
No formal testing on this one. Just trying each enough until patterns start to emerge. Then, I focus on maximizing the one that works best. There is definitely value in controlled testing, but for my purposes of minimized fuel usage, I want to find the relative merits of different methods quickly and then move on.

For a given drive, like my daily commute, the different driving styles will give you gas mileage in the order listed. Pulse-and-glide gives me the best, while pulse and DFCO is the worst. As they say, Your Mileage May Vary. An automatic transmission car with decent gear ratios may do much better at steady speed, compared to my manual with short (high rpm) gearing.
Thanks for being honest. Any chance that you remember what the difference between Best and Worst was?
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