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Old 06-13-2008, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from Gatineau, QC

Great site! I look forward going through all the good stuff here!

I drive a 2008 Chevy Aveo LS 4 Door and the Wife drive a 2005 Hyundai Accent 2 door Hatch.

We have improved our L/100KM's by a large amount. I take the bus so that's a start. The wife used to complain about high mileage. We live far so her daily commute is 50/50 HWY/CTY.

I told her to change her driving habits. Go 90 KM/H instead of 120... Coast to lights. Don't shift above 3K rpm etc.

She was getting 8.9L/100km's combined mileage. With my recommendations, she is now getting 6.3L/100km's combined mileage!

That's a good start! I'm taking on the challenge of reducing this to 5.9L/100km's combined!

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Old 06-13-2008, 11:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site. You have two pretty good FE cars there.
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Old 06-13-2008, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the Welcome! I'm so cheap when it comes time to spend money for gas... So that's why we have 2 small FE cars. Now, with Hypermilling, it should inmprove!
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Old 06-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hey Salut Bigs!

Bienvenue!
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Bigs - welcome! I think you're officially now the closest member to me - I'm just down the 416 on the St Lawrence.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks Metro! Not too far at all! I used to live in Orleans!

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