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Old 03-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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pos - '97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2wd
90 day: 21.55 mpg (US)
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Starting the hypermiling journey with a thirsty behemoth

Hello friends,

I drive a 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee that averages 18mpg's. Over a few years I have learned some hypermiling techniques:
-to sneak back home at 3am, I usually used to glide down the hill with the engine off
-for 4 months when I was dealing with the "unknown jeep death disease" my car would stall out in any and all traffic; I learned how to keep the engine off when going down hills and traffic lights

Today I have decided to put my life experience and my readings on this forum to the test. Starting today, I am on a quest for mpg's. I plan on changing wheels for a Geo Metro in the coming months, but for now, I can be learning the basics of hypermiling while squeezing evey drop from my thirsty beast of a whip. Any tips/tricks/hints specific to the JGC are especially welcome.

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