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Old 04-05-2011, 12:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My fiance is generally OK with my hypermiling and Red Green flavored ecomod endeavors. I will run the heat/AC more often for her. We've almost gotten into the occupant added-weight discussion a couple times. And, since her risk perception differs from mine at the railroad tracks, I don't turn off my engine waiting for a train.

She doesn't do to much when she drives, but her commute is less than 10 minutes.

On a positive note, she and my brothers just pitched in for roof caps for the Vibe. Happy bday to me!

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My wife gets irritated by my coasting to a stop.

On long trips she goes to sleep, then I drop down to 55MPH!
She would yell at me for taking all day to get there if she woke up.

Funny part is, I am the cheap one that likes tinkering. She is the "green" one that yells at me for not recycling steel cans.
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Making love in the back seat with the engine idling just kills FE
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Old 04-05-2011, 02:42 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have A/C in the car for my wife and "guests". That adds weight and drag to the accessory belt. The A/C was actually broken until I got it fixed for commuting last year. It would have been pretty awful to subject my coworker friend to no A/C in high summer on the freeway. The commuting led to a lot of sub-40 MPG tanks when I am normally getting 44 MPG minimum.

I am always modifying the way I drive depending on who is in the car with me.

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My wife doesn't even notice when I engine off coast and bump start, but does notice when I time traffic lights. And she hates the looks of my aero topper.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:09 AM   #18 (permalink)
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wesman1299 -

I have A/C in the car for my wife and "guests". That adds weight and drag to the accessory belt. The A/C was actually broken until I got it fixed for commuting last year. It would have been pretty awful to subject my coworker friend to no A/C in high summer on the freeway. The commuting led to a lot of sub-40 MPG tanks when I am normally getting 44 MPG minimum.

I am always modifying the way I drive depending on who is in the car with me.

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Tsk tsk my friend... A sub 40 tank with 2 in tow is still rated per head, don't ya know?

(That rhymes... Lol.)
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Tsk tsk my friend... A sub 40 tank with 2 in tow is still rated per head, don't ya know?

(That rhymes... Lol.)
Oh yes, you are right my friend. 39 MPG * 2 passengers => 78 pseudo-MPG . But, from a "game gauge" POV, it doesn't look as good. Me admit me selfish.

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