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Old 08-23-2012, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
BennyL
German Hypermiler
 
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A new member from germany

Hi.

Im Benny from germany. I hope my english is not too bad...

Im very interested in technical things, especially cars, and having fun in getting a better mpg.

In germany there are a lot of different things in calculating "mpg".

We calculate in "L/100km" (liters of gas you need to drive 100 kilometers). Our fuel-prices are much more expensive than in the us. At the moment we have to pay about 1,75 euro per liter, that means approximately 8,26 dollar per gallon...

Now I bought a "new" car for driving my way to work.

Its an 1998 VW Golf 1,4 16V with snaily 75 horsepower and manual transmission. But it runs certain.

At the moment there are installed bad all-weather tires (by the first owner), and the car needs an inspection with new oil, filters, spark-plugs, etc.

In the last few days ive got its consumption down to 4,9 liter/100km (=47,96 mpg).

I think that there should be some more potential...

Kind regards,

Benny

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