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Old 09-13-2009, 12:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Delivery=All new low

So I got a job doing delivery, I hit a all time low score of just under 26 Thats worse then when I started

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Old 09-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's unfortunate, a few folks are getting over 40mpg in their neons:
EcoModder Fleet list - EcoModder.com

Perhaps time for a stick shift swap and some major EOC?
http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=345795
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's unfortunate, a few folks are getting over 40mpg in their neons:
EcoModder Fleet list - EcoModder.com

Perhaps time for a stick shift swap and some major EOC?
www.neons.org • View topic - tranny swap
Wow, thanks for the link, that is awesome, I didn't know you could sort like that, for neons im like 8/21 thats pretty cool
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow, thanks for the link, that is awesome, I didn't know you could sort like that, for neons im like 8/21 thats pretty cool
or maybe I should say 8/14 since the others dont have logs...

is there a way to organize it by % or EPA?
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When you get out of your rhythm, FE goes way down. I imagine when doing delivery, you are making quicker decisions and turning around a lot more. With not being able to plan your moves and having more stop and go, 26 MPG doesn't seem half bad.

No way I would do EOC in town where you don't know exactly where you are going.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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definately consider the 5 speed swap, the 2000 auto i believe is a 3 speed, with a high cruising speed, the stick could drop your freeway rpm by more then 500 rpm
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When you get out of your rhythm, FE goes way down...
I think lusth has a good point.
Brings to mind, once you get used to doing deliveries you'll probably find ways to get much better FE doing it.

Whether they're in town or highway runs, it's a new pattern vs. what yopu were driving before. You'll get the hang of what you need to do to get the FE up there. You might end up getting worse or better than before but I'm sure you'll do better than what you got on the first day.

Besides - remember, they're paying you!

When I carpool and need to drive 70-75, I remind myself that car pooling saves me ALL my gas and gas costs on the other days when I'm a passenger. Sorta similar.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I remember getting 16-17 mpg delivering pizza. The pay was enough to come out ahead, and maintain the car. It was a fun job, too.

I think I could get >20 mpg knowing what I know now.
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dude - Delivery is a kick-ass job. Since you're using your own vehicle, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEDUCTION FOR MILEAGE!

Mileage is paid at something like $0.15 per mile on your tax deductions, which is supposed to pay for fuel and associated costs... by getting better than National Average mileage, you're actually getting paid for making your miles while doing deliveries.

Don't forget to record your delivery miles in a note book - from the time you get to work, record EVERY MILE you drive, until you leave work for the night. If you make a delivery on your way home, record mileage until you reach the delivery destination, and any mileage above what you would normally drive from the business afterward.

I.E. - If the delivery leaves you 10 miles from home, and your place of business is only 5 miles from home, you record the extra 5 miles in addition to the X miles from the business to the delivery point.

All that is necessary to claim mileage on your taxes is an itemized list of legitimate business miles traveled.

You could also claim your fuel receipts instead of mileage, but that's not usually a good deal unless you're getting crappy fuel economy (like 18 or so.)

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