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Old 08-23-2014, 11:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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...Driving is FUN again! It's pretty nice having to come up with 12 bucks a week for gas instead of 75 bucks a week. . . .
Exactly. I never worry about fuel prices anymore. And I don't grimmace at the cost of fueling at the pump. I'm too busy noting how close I am to 60, 65, 67, or 70 mpg.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome, Ryan.

Filled up again since you dropped your average speed?
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome...

The very 1st and most important thing you should do is buy a MPGuino.

Without instantaneous feedback it is hard to know what works and what doesn't.

Information can be found here.

OpenGauge / MPGuino FE computer - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com


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100+ Hypermiling / ecodriving tips & tactics for better mpg - EcoModder.com

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Old 08-28-2014, 03:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I've got a few days left till im due for a fill up and any improvements are going to be negligible this time due to bad traffic and idle time for trouble shooting (had groundwire break on starter solenoid), and as for MPGuino i believe there are issues trying to get it to work with my car? but I may install a tachometer instead
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The very 1st and most important thing you should do is buy a MPGuino.
Yes.

I'm surprised I didn't say the same thing myself - it's usually the first thing out of my mouth.

Don't underestimate the value of instant/resettable average fuel consumption feedback.

FIND OUT if it'll work in your car. This should be on the top of your list.
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Or a Vacuum gauge would be good too.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I may install a tachometer
I got kinda surprised that it wasn't factory-fitted with a tach.
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I got kinda surprised that it wasn't factory-fitted with a tach.
Oldsmobile and Buick versions I believe did this one only has temp/fuel/speed and a host of dummy lights
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:53 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Well my dad has proven once again how lucky i am to have him as today he bought me a used 2000 mercury mystique for 1100 dollars with 87k miles on it, and its titled in my name i just have to pay him back when i get the wagon sold, it has an epa estimated 19 city and 28 highway so hopefully i can get near that or even beat it in it it has newer michelins on it with good tread and i should have registration/insurance worked out tuesday
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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well ive been driving the mercury since tuesday and i'm due for a fill-up tomorrow, gotta say i'm lovin this little car it's a mercury mystique GS with a 2.0l 4 cylinder engine and was an insane deal for 1100 dollars when i got it mechanically speaking shes was in great shape cosmetically 8/10 and the radio/dome/power mirrors didn't work and shes missing the passenger mirror glass

got the radio and such working again and ordered new mirror glass for 12 bucks plus shipping from rockauto inflated all 4 tires to 46 PSI and coast in neutral and in neutral for all red lights, fingers crossed for 30-32 mpg

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