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Old 08-15-2008, 12:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
90 day: 35.45 mpg (US)

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90 day: 51.5 mpg (US)
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Congratz to all of you that are making progress on better mileage. Now the title of this threads makes me ask the following question.

Why do so many people refuse to drive smarter? I talk to several people every day who ask me about my vehcile and are astonished at the mileage I am getting, but when I tell them that 90 percent of the gains came from slowing down they look at me like I'm holding their newborn hostage.

I also see alot of that here with new members. I see many posting from day one on how they can modify their cars via dams, wheel skirts, mirror deletes, etc, but fail to give slowing down the best chance before modding their cars.

I mean if we are so tight on cash, then why not slow down, it is the easiest mod that delivers the most gains. Sorry to blast out on this topic like this, but nothing burns me more than the apethetic magic pill solution to everything.

Otherwise, for those of you that are truly changing the way you drive to gain the benefits of better FE, kudos to you. It will make you a safer and better driver in the long run.
Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

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