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Fat Charlie 06-01-2015 01:02 PM

I cut my mileage in half!
I had to go to Lowe's Depot on Saturday, maybe 20 miles each way. On the way in I took the "small highway" as I call it to the kids. There was very little traffic and I worked it, got 74 and change mpg for the trip.

On the way back I was more pressed for time and it was a hot day, so I took the "big highway," ran it up to 65 and hit the cruise, then said what the hell and turned on the AC. I got 37 mpg for the return run. :eek:

Daox 06-01-2015 01:21 PM

Haha, and most people would really LOVE 37 mpg.


jedi_sol 06-02-2015 08:18 PM

Exactly how hard did your work it?

Fat Charlie 06-03-2015 08:50 AM

I wasn't in a hurry, but I wasn't doing anything dramatic. Where it was a 50 I didn't generally get over 45, when it was a 35 I didn't get much below 40. Just trying to keep the car in its sweet spot and EOCing where possible.

I managed to avoid a few red lights with long glides. Maybe that annoyed some people who wanted to zip up to them and stop to make texting easier, but it's not something that concerns me.

dirtydave 06-03-2015 08:59 AM

hahaha good job

gone-ot 06-04-2015 02:34 PM

Obviously, "...location, location, location..." applies equally well to eco-driving as well as to real estate marketing (wink,wink).

skyking 08-07-2015 12:14 PM

I know the AC really whacks my beetle. you can hear the engine change note. I tend to P&G the AC when it is not too hot :D

cowmeat 08-07-2015 01:02 PM

I use the AC for braking in the Insight. When I hit the AC button, it's like I yanked the E-brake up!

Not that I'm complaining, though. I went for a long period of time before I finally got a DD with some AC!

elhigh 08-08-2015 05:55 PM

I try to keep the AC to downhills only. I know how it feels to throw that anchor out.

KingZiptie 08-19-2015 05:53 AM

To put things in perspective, I couldnt pull 37mpg all highway at 55 with the windows up A/C off and angels blowing the rear of the truck.

Count your blessings :p

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