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Old 04-17-2020, 02:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
redpoint5
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Good introductory post and welcome.

I don't think the minor things matter much, like losing speed going up a hill, or especially accelerating slowly. Engines are most efficient at loads around 70% anyhow. The main thing is to drive in such a way that you can minimize brake use, and to simply drive a slower average speed. The rest are details.

The Mazda 3 was on my list for a while due to the sporty nature and incredibly good MPG. I remember lusting after SkyActiv technology when it was first introduced.

I enjoy both sporty driving and driving efficiently. When the goal is to simply travel from point A to point B, I find employing efficient driving practices to be fun. When the point is to have fun, then I have fun.
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