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Old 02-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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PlainJane - '12 Toyota Tacoma Base 4WD Access Cab
90 day: 20.98 mpg (US)
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Welcome to another car enthusiast who's become enthusiastic about hypermiling. I found religion when my 160 mile roundtrip commute went from once a week to 5 times a week, and my STi's thirst started eating me out of house and home. A Honda Fit paid for itself in fuel savings alone! And it's a hoot to drive.
A few benefits that cross over:
  • accelerating smartly up to target speed is good for fuel economy
  • you can scorch the turns and say that you're "maintaining momentum"
  • ditto declutching and getting up a good head of steam on downhills
  • higher tire pressures improve both fuel economy and handling (up to a point)
  • ditto aerodynamic aids such as underbody trays
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