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Old 09-15-2017, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Beater Echo - '00 Toyota Echo
90 day: 42.67 mpg (US)

Hondizzle - '97 Honda Civic DX
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I try to keep a sight line ahead so I'm not surprised if the truck's gotta jam on the brakes. I also found that the benefits extend back from the truck a pretty good distance - maybe about 3 seconds?

On the flip side, as a trucker myself I don't mind someone drafting me all that much, more worried about their reaction time if I have to slow, or damage when a tire has tread separation, etc. unless it's at night when the headlights would be in my mirror, I find it a courtesy when my follower sticks to the side of the lane so I can see the car instead of just the shadow.

'97 Honda Civic DX Coupe 5MT
'00 Echo - dead 2/17
'14 Chrysler Town + Country - the better half's car
'67 Mustang Convertible - gone 1/17
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