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Old 05-12-2008, 02:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Look Who Got 45.5 MPG with an Automatic!

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See my last tank!

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Old 05-12-2008, 08:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice job. Good trend on the gaslog.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok, so what were your secrets to getting mileage on the Auto? Good job!
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok, so what were your secrets to getting mileage on the Auto? Good job!
I tested 3 routes over and over again. The freeway came in second to a route that has slower speed limits (where I can legally go between 42-45 mph) but 4 more stop lights. I also found that I could coast the last mile both to and from work with the engine off if I changed routes. I did some mods recorded in my vehicle log, one of which I tested (lower grill block) and it proved to be a clear improvement. The other mods I did not test, but they certainly had to help. I changed the time I went to and from work by 30 minutes and avoided a lot of hypermiler-hater traffic. Finally, I put my ecomodder window cling in the rear window (Thanks SVOboy).
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Good Job! I'm still trying to figure a route getting home from work that would let me hang on to the 50mpg I get going to work. Wish I could get rid of all that traffic in the afternoon with a magic wand or something...
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good Job! I'm still trying to figure a route getting home from work that would let me hang on to the 50mpg I get going to work. Wish I could get rid of all that traffic in the afternoon with a magic wand or something...
Wow, that's my same problem. 50 mpg to work and low 40's back home.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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GREAT JOB, but I'm gunning for ya in my automatic Vibe .. 50mpg is my goal, so keep looking out your rearview it may be me drafting for mpg's .. LOL
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:42 PM   #10 (permalink)
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GREAT JOB, but I'm gunning for ya in my automatic Vibe .. 50mpg is my goal, so keep looking out your rearview it may be me drafting for mpg's .. LOL
You'll know me when you see me. I'm the guy with a rope, trying to hook onto the car in front of me.

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