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Old 04-25-2014, 03:11 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by songman View Post
I explained to the 80 year old father of a friend in Naples (Italy) that my hypermiling techniques included coasting downhill with the engine off - He thought I had an advanced suicide wish
That's the generation that used the very same techniques after WW2 though.

First time I coasted with my dad - of similar vintage- in the car, he noticed it right away, said he used to do that too back in the 50s.

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