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Old 09-30-2012, 10:01 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, 10:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:21 PM   #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, 12:51 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.


Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
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