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Old 03-26-2012, 03:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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FYI, I managed 7.8 L/100 km / 30.1 MPG (US) for the trip, without trying too hard. Enjoyed the scenery!

Main techniques used: drove smoothly; anticipated traffic lights & traffic speed changes in the towns & cities to minimize braking; manually short-shifted the CVT; kept my speed below 105 km/h (~65 mph) on the open road (110 km/h max limit); chose some routes with a 90 km/h (~55 mph) limit.

There was a helpful tailwind for part of the trip. Cross winds much of the time, but never direct headwinds.
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