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Old 11-12-2008, 04:36 PM   #39 (permalink)
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2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
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...Actually... i do that... i don't floor it, i just try to "lead" the gas pedal. ie, if 3/8 gas would sit at 25, then when i'm doing 25 I have the gas down to 5/8... when it shifts, i drop back down to a little more than cruise throttle... i don't spend much time in each gear... which is easy because it is in top gear at 65km/h (40mph? guess?)

Funny enough, i think the best mileage trip i ever had, i spent about 3 hours in first gear at idle... it was stop/go traffic and i played the accordian by simply sitting there iwthout touching the pedals.
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