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Old 09-25-2012, 09:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nbleak21 View Post
Yes, making arrangements would be ideal but it's an uncle sam kind of thing... I don't have much say in where they station me.
I wondered if it would turn-out to be something like that. Hang in there. I kinda enjoyed my 200-mile commute for a while. It was only for a few months too (a temporary job I had and NEEDED at the time). Some good music, something to eat with me in the car, and doing the drive in the off peak commuter hours to be able to relax, and making a game out of trying to get the best fuel economy possible made the experience tolerable. You're in a pretty good position, maybe, to see how mods effect your FE (roughly) on a day-by-day basis. Won't be scientifically precise but will be suggestive if make 30% gains over EPA at steady cruise driving along the same stretch of freeway day-in, day-out.

Good luck!

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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