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Old 07-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bandit86 View Post
My corolla has a built in fuel shutoff, makes cruising to a stop sign a noticeable improvement
Coasting to that stop sign in N will probably save you more fuel (since it requires you to get off the GO pedal much much earlier). If that's an option (ie. not infuriating following drivers who may not be able to go around you).

Coasting to a stop in N with the engine off will save you significantly more, if you're comfortable/capable of doing that safely.

Let me ask you this: when you typically arrive at that stop sign, are there usually other cars still waiting to depart, or are you the only one there?

It would be fun to ride along and do a "case study".
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