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Old 12-10-2012, 01:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Stacygifford View Post
Right now, I feel kind of stuck. I want to retain daily, "normal" drivability and squeeze ever bit of mileage out of it
If you've looked at some of the other intro threads, you can probably guess what my first bit of advice would be: get fuel economy instrumentation. Don't underestimate the utility of instant feedback for helping you adjust your driving techniques (where the biggest & easiest gains are to be had).

Since you're pre-OBD-II, you won't be able to use a ScanGauge or equivalent. You'll need a MPGuino.

And... welcome to the forum!

Oh - manual or automatic transmission? And safe to assume that the majority of your driving is highway speed (due to the "chasing")?
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