View Single Post
Old 12-21-2007, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
OCD Master EcoModder
brucepick's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern CT, USA
Posts: 1,928

Outasight - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 54.18 mpg (US)
Thanks: 417
Thanked 386 Times in 258 Posts
Well, if your foot has to be firmly on the bake pedal - I think that means no P&G. At leaset not with the engine off.

I've been doing what P&G I can with engine idling in neutral. My owners manual lets me shut down if coasting up to 40 mph but I usually don't like to do it. Gotta use the battery to restart, headlights blink out to upset other drivers, etc. etc.

I don't have a ScanGauge or SuperMID so I can't prove that coasting with engine idling saves fuel, but I think it does. But obviously not as much as if you can shut it off!

I'm pretty sure my next car will have a standard tranny. Thing is, Volvos last approximately forever so it may be quite a while.
Coast long and prosper.
Driving '00 Honda Insight, acquired Feb 2016.

Last edited by brucepick; 12-21-2007 at 10:03 PM..
  Reply With Quote