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Old 09-30-2012, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Long time lurker has seen the light

Ok, so its been quite some time. I have had a wake up call on the money that I was spending on gas! Sooo, that puts me back to here.

I have a 2012 Kia Forte EX. Yes its an auto, but compared to my truck it is amazing gas savings. I dont plan on moding the exterior of the car, but adjusting my driving to maximize my savings at the pump.

Any how, I appreciate all the ideas that I have seen so far. The tips over the last 3 years are about to get put to use.

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I like to look at it as the re-establishment of habits. The changes needed must become habitual. And there is -- somewhere -- a line where each of us finds comfort and encouragement short of energy-draining attentiveness.

Eventually, the skill development means a wider range of adaptation in the face of obstacles. This, as I see it, is the real pay off (predictable fuel burn for work performed).

But the mean is higher in all instances.


Or, 47-mpg is great from a 28-mpg EPA rating . . but a 34-mpg average means the most of all despite "rain, sleet and dark of night".
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Watch the factory MPG meter and trip meters. If it does not have them get some feedback ultra/scan gauge or MPGuino. Feedback is key. Enjoy the savings and the lower stress driving style.

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