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Old 09-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does the car have a fuel economy gauge? Making each trip a game to beat your high score is always one of the first steps to squeezing more out of each tank. The quickest & biggest gains come from adjusting your driving style with instant feedback.

High speed is one of the biggest things working against you, but I'm sure you know that already. See:

FYI: here's what others are accomplishing with their 4-cylinder Camrys: EcoModder Fleet list -

And I wouldn't read too much into the MPG of that return trip vs. the trip out. Many variables could have significantly skewed the results (eg: headwind in one direction, tailwind in the other; traffic density).

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