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Old 06-05-2011, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap, logical suggestions?

Hey everyone,

I have a 1996 Subaru Legacy Wagon L and generally get pretty good mileage for the car (i.e. 30 to 32 mpg). I would like to improve this even further. The following is what I have done to improve mileage. I also use a ScanGauge to track mileage.

-Hypermiling
~Strong use of cruise control
~A lot of coasting
~Slow accelerations
~Reduction of stops
-Removed rear mud flaps (which were cracked and old)
-Tires properly inflated to 44psi
-Major rust holes in body have been removed and filled with fiber glass
-Never use AC
-Roll down windows at stops and use vented air while driving

What other things might I try to improve my mpg?

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Old 06-05-2011, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks like you're doing pretty good so far. I could suggest doing a few aerodynamic modifications, like grille blocks, belly pan, maybe passenger side mirror delete, smooth wheel covers ? Doing maintenance on it like o2 sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs if you haven't done so in a while could help.

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your off to a real good start. driving tecniques are the cheapest by far. I know lots of people are quick to suggest belly pans. of them i wonder how many have actually done them. I've looked seriously under my CRX while it was on a hoist at a friends shop. it would be no easy undertaking. lots of measuring,trial fits cuttting etc. I'm a pretty handy kind of guy. and wouldn't think of doing it unless I had a couple extra hands and plenty of time on the lift. wouldnt even consider it if I had to jack up and lay under somecar. a truck maybe. TRYING to make improvements is the best way to suceed.

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