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Old 09-03-2015, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone! I am new and live in Edmond Oklahoma.

I have been interested in getting better MPG for about a month now. I finally looked up some forums and found this one and I jumped right in. I drive a 2010 Nissan Altima. It gets 23 City, 27 Combined, 32 Hwy. My commute to and from work was 26 MPG, I always wait til the last second to go to work and so I rush, and then after work I am excited to get home so I rush. On average I got 26 MPG, I have been practicing some tips that I have read and on average this past week I am getting 31MPG with the highest of 33MPG. I plan on documenting everything. I am a avid bowler and I have been driving around with 8 bowling balls in my trunk with various other goodies from when I moved. I easily have 120 lbs of weight in my trunk. I am sure that should help with my MPG. I also could drop about 150 lbs as well but that's another story.

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Old 09-03-2015, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum!

Dropping weight will help a little bit. Documenting each commute (do you have resettable trip MPG in the car?) will help too. You can't manage what you don't measure!
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get the psi up to 40+!
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 09-10-2015, 10:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome from Texas! We were just threw Edmond twice over the holiday weekend going to and returning from northeast Kansas. Good luck on your endeavors!

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