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Old 04-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Modifying your car will definately help, but I think you should be able to beat the old EPA rating through driving changes alone.

The only other suggestion I have at the top of my head is to conserve momentum. Every time you use your brakes you are literally wasting gas. The heat from your brakes comes from momentum you invested in, but never used.

Also, look at your gains in percentages. 1mpg may not be much, but it's still 3.4%, which isn't bad. Hey, you're keeping up with inflation.

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Old 04-30-2008, 12:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The only other suggestion I have at the top of my head is to conserve momentum. Every time you use your brakes you are literally wasting gas. The heat from your brakes comes from momentum you invested in, but never used.
That's definitely something I try to do every day, even when I'm in "masshole" driving mode. I try to keep back from other cars on the highway as much as possible, so I can coast instead of having to break when they slow down.

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Listen to these guy. In three months I've gone from 32.5 mpg actual per tank, EPA 34mpg Hwy. to 45.62mpg (last 4 tanks over 40mpg) per tank just applying what I've read here and watching my Scan Gauge, which I had never heard of until I read of it here and some very mild mods. grill, block, airing up the tires, removed a rear seat (unused). Really hard to not give credit to ecomodder.com for an 11 mpg improvement over EPA with very little effort in an Aveo which everyone who owns one says get crappy mpg. I'm really happy with the site and the car. I can still see room for improvement. My goal when I started was 40 mpg, now i've set a new goal, 53 mpg, to work and home on a gallon of gas

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