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Old 08-10-2008, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This evening I ran into a guy I sail with (against), and he just got back from a big tour taking his family to visit relatives in Thunder Bay, Ontario (west end of L. Superior) driving something like a Montana minivan.

He said that before he left, he hit the 100+ driving tips list and made some mental notes.

Result: best highway trip fuel economy to date, mostly by reducing speed, accelerating more carefully (automatic), using N on downhills, and generally paying more attention (anticipating).

I offered to lend him my ScanGauge next time he's taking the family on the road again.


Also rode to a family reunion with an aunt & uncle, and he's dropped his highway cruising speed by 10 km/h (to about 108). He thinks drivers have generally slowed down on the roads.

Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
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