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Old 03-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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I don't think this was drafting. He was speeding, recklessly lane changing, talking on a phone or something... that corvette brakes far more quickly than that semi. [i.e., what "NachtRitter" said.]

What concerns me about drafting is road debris getting kicked up. I keep a little space between me and trailers, enough to keep other cars from jumping in and creating unsafe following distances again.
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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