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Old 03-04-2011, 04:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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What is the difference in f/e from being stopped in drive vs neutral?
After I started trying for better FE, but before I got my UltraGauge, I slipped into N at stoplights. After I got the UG, it showed me that the difference between idling against the TC vs idling in N was about .1 gph. So for $0.30 per hour of idling, I choose to leave it in gear.

Idling against the TC does take more fuel, but not as much as I expected. An offsetting factor is that the idle speed goes down when in gear (on my car).

Oh, and about 225 miles/week for the commute.


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Old 03-04-2011, 05:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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~250 miles per week... I definitely enjoy the 'game' and would probably lose interest if I didn't have to drive as much. As it is, at ~800 miles per tank with the Jetta, I only get to see results once a month.

Since my commute route is back roads at a leisurely pace, I find the time I'm driving to be my favorite part of the day.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I did about 20,000 miles in the 12 months ending August, 2010, but it'll probably be more like 8,000 for the 12 months after 8/2010.

I definitely miss it. I enjoy driving, the "operating the machine" part of it, the scenery, and the chance to be out in the middle of nowhere by myself once in a while with a good excuse. (Driving around/across Montana, mostly.)

I went back to school and didn't buy a parking permit, as a way to make myself ride the bus. I got one fairly expensive parking ticket (Don't park in Faculty Reserved, is all I can tell you about that), but still nowhere near the cost of a permit, let alone a permit plus gas.

Best part of riding the bus is watching out the window as those poor suckers brush and scrape snow and frost.

So I'd say I miss driving, but I don't miss commuting.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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...before I retired: ~250 miles per week, minimum, getting 40-42 mpg!

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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132 or 141 miles per day, depending on which office I'm working at, or roughly 36,000 miles a year.

Needless to say, I'm done with it. I'm in the process of hunting for a job AND a home that are within bicycling distance of each other at the most. I've been doing a similarly bad commute since I was 19, and life is too short to sit in a car for 1,000 hours a year.
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Typically between 7000 to 8000 miles a year. Down from 18,000 to 21,000 miles a year in the late 1990's. I still live in the same place. I just made some lifestyle changes and made it a goal to reduce my total gasoline consumption.

I've also upped my FE from about 23 mpg in the late 1990's to about 29 mpg now. My FE now would be better if I kept the same mix of driving that I did back in the 1990's. But I do less long trips now and most of my driving is now local. A greater percentage of my driving now is also hauling loads (mulch, building materials, musical instrument gear, etc.) and less commuting. So my overall gas use per year has dropped by over 70 % in the past 10 years.
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To me the "game" has two goals, reduce the miles driven and increase mpg so I've gone from 400 miles per week getting 42mpg to about 50 miles per week getting 50 mpg by changing jobs so I was only a few miles away from work then I moved so I was the same distance from work but instead of being 2-3 miles from the places I go most often outside of work I was 2-8 blocks from the people and places that I go when I'm not at work.
I don't miss filling up to find out what my mileage is, if it takes me two months to use up a tank of gas then I'm excited because I used less gasoline over all so anything that I can do to stretch that out is good in my eyes.
At the same time, if I drive my electric car less I see that as a good thing, I want to find fewer reasons to drive, not more.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Average commute round trip-roughly 105 miles per day...add in the occasional weekend errand and you get an average of about 535 miles per week. I'm rural, and the only jobs(not well-paying ones either!) that I can find are in the State Capital-even in a '93 Festiva, I need all the FE I can(cheaply) get..
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