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Old 06-16-2008, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello to everyone on the boards! I found this site after recently acquiring a 99' Subaru legacy outback. I also drive a 05' VW gti with a 1.8 turbo motor. As gas prices rise i find I'm kicking myself for getting rid of my 99' honda civic ex with the 1.6l d16y8, (which i got an average of 33mpg with a mix of economy driving with some bat outta hell taking the motor to redline etc) Today im just on a quest to stick it to who ever is making our prices so high. Ive got alot to learn and im ready to soak it all in.

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Old 06-16-2008, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome, welcome. A friend of mine (the guy I built the EV with) has the same GTI as you, and grumbles about its fuel economy. I think he's able to squeak around 40 mpg Imperial (about 33 mpg US) from it on the highway when he doesn't push it.

Of course the place to start, if you haven't figured it out already, is (1) to get fuel economy instrumentation (unless your car already has it), (2) start tracking your fuel consumption in the garage, and (3) put a wrench on the nut behind the wheel.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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(3) put a wrench on the nut behind the wheel.
please explain more in detail please. (im a slow learner)
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good to see a fellow Dallas driver around. Maybe us North TX folks can set up a swap meet or something.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh, the "nut behind the wheel" expression = your driving techniques.

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Old 06-16-2008, 02:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Good to see a fellow Dallas driver around. Maybe us North TX folks can set up a swap meet or something.
that sounds like a good plan, how many other dfw guys are they're on the boards? i would always be down to have a meet and pick up some good tips from the locals.

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Oh, the "nut behind the wheel" expression = your driving techniques.
that is todays plan, because let me tell you they're really is a nut behind the wheel
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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