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Old 07-24-2008, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from So Cal

Hello,

I found this forum by mere chance since a member was on another forum and had the EPA sig that you guys have displayed on the other forum. Sure glad I signed up here.

I drive a 2008 Ford Fusion I4 Manual 20" Katana rims (i know i know not exactly FE)
and a 2007 Kia Rio Auto

I came here to learn what I can do to help improve my gas mileage. Even the slightest increase is still an increase. So far I've learned so much and I haven't even read that much. So far I've dropped my speed down from 80-85 mph to about 55-60mph. I started accelerating alot slower and I plan to get a SGII for both of my vehicles (im lazy)

So far I've seen an improvement and can't wait to learn more

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like you're starting off on the right foot - that speed difference alone should make a significant difference.

Have you been tracking your fuel consumption all along, or is it something new since prices have run up?

Anyway, welcome to the site.
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Have you been tracking your fuel consumption all along, or is it something new since prices have run up?
I've tracked in on and off. Since I bought my new car this year in January and found out it has a 17.5 gallon gas tank and gas was $4.50 is when I really paid attention. I didn't think of it at the time because the car looked great and EPA was 20-28 (give or take a little) but 17.5 gallons (arg!). Now since I signed up here I am going to track it all the time. Thank god you guys have a fuel log.
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Sounds like you're starting off on the right foot - that speed difference alone should make a significant difference.

Have you been tracking your fuel consumption all along, or is it something new since prices have run up?

Anyway, welcome to the site.
Is that a gas pedal foot pun!?!?

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Old 07-24-2008, 01:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Howdy fellow Californite! Keep reading through the site (especially the 100+ tips in the upper right) and the things I like to remember for fuel economy are:

driving style/habits
aerodynamics
weight
tires

address these areas and you'll be enjoying that oh-so-cheap CA gas we all love.

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