View Single Post
Old 09-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
SentraSE-R
Pishtaco
 
SentraSE-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bay Area, California
Posts: 1,485

Mean Green Toaster Machine - '06 Scion xB
Team Toyota
90 day: 48.92 mpg (US)
Thanks: 56
Thanked 285 Times in 181 Posts
I did the math comparing NICE-on coasting with FASing, and idling while coasting can drop mileage from 60 mpg to 40 mpg. It's going to be worse when you're not even moving.

I found on my cross-country trip that shutting the engine off, but leaving the fan on, kept me cool through even 5 minute stoplights in FL and TX in my Scion. My Nissan isn't as effective, so 3 minutes is about the comfort limit.
__________________
Darrell

Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
  Reply With Quote