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Old 11-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Red Car - '89 Chevrolet Celebrity CL 4 door
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90 day: 36.47 mpg (US)

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Yes you would likely use more fuel if you gave it gas to get your speed up only to get to the stop sign faster.

I guess I just keep thinking of this one road on my way to work. Ive gotta crest a hill, then its downhill for like 1/2 mile to the stop sign and during that I can just idle in N. I can only crest the hill so slow. After that, the faster I let the car roll to the stop sign, the less fuel I use. If I gradually brake and take longer to get there, I burn more. If I EOCd, itd be a moot point, but I dont EOC for a few reasons.

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