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Old 12-14-2009, 09:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
...and, there's also "engine break-in"...slowly but surely increasing MPG for no other (apparent) reason than accumulated age/miles...on both brand new engine and tires!
Absolutely. My average fuel economy with my new Mustang was steadily increasing over time even before I found and made adjustments to my driving technique and commuting route. I can only attribute that increase to engine and tire break-in. I'm not looking forward to the FE hit I'll take when I have to re-tire it.
Fuel economy is nice, but sometimes I just gotta put the spurs to my pony!

Originally Posted by thatguitarguy View Post
Just 'cuz you can't do it, don't mean it can't be done...
Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
The presence of traffic is the single most complicating factor of hypermiling. I know what I'm going to do, it's contending with whatever the hell all these other people are going to do that makes things hard.

Last edited by Mustang Dave; 12-14-2009 at 10:04 PM..
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