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Old 04-06-2019, 11:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I just stay in the middle of the slow lane, unless someone gets really close up and sides left or right nor taking the opportunities to pass me; then I move left or right in the lane to stay 100% in front of them, but gently.
Some people seem to think they can drive right through you if you're not 100% straight ahead of them.

I speed up to the speed limit if I don't have someone up ahead though. I prefer following semis (at a respectable distance, of course); nobody else wants to stay behind them so people tailgating me are seldom then.
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Old 04-07-2019, 07:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:37 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah I get the equivalent of around 2L/100km with out even trying.
Just have to keep it under 100kph.
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Not to debate. But yer cherry picking. I'm done with it.
He isn't cherry picking; he simply pointed out that, contrary to your assertion that 6th gear on the manual isn't "sporty", it's still running at quite a bit higher RPM in top gear on the highway than the AT or CVT (both a CVT and a 10-speed auto are available on the current Accord).

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I wouldn't put anything on the back indicating I'm going slow because I'm trying to make good gas mileage.

From what I've seen, it's an invitation to Road Rage.

What I have done is install a rear-facing camera (and a front-facing one too). If a tailgater spots it, shehe will know they're on Candid Camera and that the video could be replayed to a jury someday.

Maybe that's an idea: put a "Smile, Your're On Candid Camera" sign right below the camera.

On second thought, that's an invitation to Road Rage too.

You can't assume other people are sane, especially when they're driving a metal box at deadly speeds.

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