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Old 02-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New guy from southern california (2006 Scion xb manual)

I drive a 06 scion xb manual. I used to drive at least 80mph on freeways but because of this uprising gas prices I have decided to start saving gas and money. Last fill up I calculated 32 mpg. And I want more mpg than 32 so I have joined ecomodder to get tips and tricks.

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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome commuterbox,

I also drive an '06 xB manual, and averaged 49.4 mpg in it for over 30,000 miles. Recently I started driving to keep the catalytic converter lit, and have averaged 45.6 mpg doing that for 2600 miles.

Basically, I drive slow - 60 mph tops, and coast every opportunity I get.
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Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome. If I get around low 40's I will be more than happy. Do you recommend using ultragauge? I just ordered one and I have read from clubxb having problems at first but I am not quite sure of they found a solution. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definitely get an Ultragauge. Instrumentation like that is invaluable for monitoring your fuel economy and driving techniques. Plus it can be a game to see how high you can raise your high scores.



The 31.4 mile trip is driving from the top of the Grapevine to Magic Mountain in Valencia. The 28.7 mile trip is from the town of Tehachapi toward Bakersfield.

I'm on Club xB as BestmpgxB. Find any post there from me, and click on the 1000 km tank link in my signature. You'll find lots of fuel economy tips there.
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Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
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49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Generally the more unaerodynamic the vehicle, the more high speed negatively affects the economy.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So excited to go get my fill up today I pushed 416.7 miles on my tank filling it up with 10.851 gallons getting a solid 38 mpg. I am loving it and I cant wait till i get my ultragauge and get more better mpg. I got a question how do i get signature banner on the bottom on every post i make? thanks
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:09 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations. 500 mile tanks, maybe even 600 mile tanks, may be in your future.

Click on User CP, then on Edit Signature.
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Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Darrell,
you got a new best friend!!!!!

commuter,
welcome!
Darrell is THE MAN!
You should search for all the threads he's started....he tests everything!`And is pretty squared away.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Plus 1000 km (621.37 mile) tank thread.

Thanks for the compliments, Mark.
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Boycotting Exxon since 1989, BP since 2010
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac? George Carlin
Mean Green Toaster Machine
49.5 mpg avg over 53,000 miles. 176% of '08 EPA
Best flat drive 94.5 mpg for 10.1 mi
Longest tank 1033 km (642 mi) on 10.56 gal = 60.8 mpg
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you mcrews.. I think hes a very cool guy.. I got UG today and I had to refill my fuel to set my UG the right capacity.. But yeah this thing is awesomely amazing..

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