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Old 04-06-2009, 03:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't read this board that often, but from what I have read, I notice that hypermilers don't necessarily consider the big picture.

Here are some things to keep in mind....

Annoying other drivers tends to cause them to drive less efficiency, probably cancelling out any fuel savings on your part.

Driving slow and causing traffic to slow behind you, then have to change lanes, pass, and rejoin in front of you wastes a lot of additional fuel. You're creating a drag on the flow just like an object moving through a fluid.

Taking out your seats so you don't have to give someone a ride and lose mpg ends up in much more fuel use since they'll drive themselves.

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