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Old 02-02-2010, 05:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is how I travel...shortest route from city/Point of Interest to city/POI. Nice compromise between the absolute fastest and the most scenic with the shorter distance usually making up a little for the slower speeds. Of course, my mileage is usually a lot better too and I see areas that mos outsiders never even hear of.

For example, I bought my truck in Richmond, VA then took backroads to Roanoke (through Appomattox), then to Asheville and Atlanta....I think we spent maybe an hour total on the interstate.

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Old 02-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What the others say. Shorter and slower = win-win. Win for the regular driver, and a bigger win for the hypermiler. Serious hypermilers can get better mileage in the city than they can on the highway.
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What the others say. Shorter and slower = win-win. Win for the regular driver, and a bigger win for the hypermiler. Serious hypermilers can get better mileage in the city than they can on the highway.
I generally average better mileage commuting than on road trips.
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It would be impossible to tell without a SG (Scan Gauge) but I'll go against the grain and say the longer trip provided there are more stops on the shorter one. If you can travel at around 40-45 MPH with no stops I think you could do better then stop and go from a cold start congested driving. Although 8 miles is a lot to make up.

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