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Old 12-23-2009, 02:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Taco - '99 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
When did you start making a concerted effort to boost MPG?
I honestly don't remember - I didn't record it. I started in the early part of the summer, but eventually just fizzled out.

Originally Posted by SentraSE-R View Post
What works for me is keeping top speeds to 55-60 mph cruising, shifting at 2000 rpm in all gears except top gear, moderate acceleration (taping that imaginary egg to your gas pedal or shoe), and anticipating stoplights/stop signs and traffic slow-ups so you don't use your brakes.
2000 rpm eh? Wow, that is low. I believe this 2.3L engine has the torque to do it without the fuel-hungry (but joyful) turbo boost, but I'm not sure how well-received I'll be in Chicago traffic. I just filled up yesterday, so I'll go on that acceleration diet starting today and see how it goes.
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