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Old 01-01-2011, 08:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I fully understand the pressures of commuting, but you live in gorgeous country, and can't have much traffic congestion. Going slower only costs you 5 or 10 minutes each way, so give it a try for a tank. I used to take 6.5 hours to drive so SoCal to my mom's. Now I go so slow, it takes me 8 hours, but I don't have to stop midway to fill the gas tank, and I enjoy watching the scenery and gaming whatever car I'm driving to get the best mpg.

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
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