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integrale 06-19-2008 11:50 AM

Greetings everyone

New to the forum and glad that I found it.

I own a 2007 Toyota Corolla LE (MT). Although I was hoping to get a Prius (last year), my credit rating would not allow me to buy it, so the dealer suggested the Corolla. Since I commute 90 miles on a daily basis, I had to have something very efficient. This car proved to be it.

There is room for improvement for its 39mpg at the moment using the tips that I read on this site. This is the first time that I have 'shifted' the way I drive towards a more economic way, so I will have to wait to see how this pans out. I am hoping to break 40mpg or more. Until now usually my autonomy would be 405 miles max. Using the advice from this forum I am now at 430 miles with a quarter of a tank left :)

/wave to everyone

SVOboy 06-19-2008 11:54 AM

Welcome to ecomodder! The prius isn't exactly a highway mileage beast anyway, :p

MetroMPG 06-19-2008 12:00 PM

Welcome to the site. The MT Corolla is a great choice of car after the Prius.

Have you equipped it with a ScanGauge yet?

Looking forward to reading your results after the next fill up.

integrale 06-19-2008 12:05 PM

Thanks for the welcome :)

No I haven't equipped it yet with the ScanGauge. I am doing things the old way with pen and pencil haha. I am considering installing it though.

Warhawk626 06-19-2008 01:11 PM

39mpg without hypermiling is very impressive. I'm interested to see how well you do using some techniques you learn on this site.


integrale 06-19-2008 08:31 PM

So the verdict is 45.3mpg on the first try. Still learning so I intend to get that number higher :)

SVOboy 06-19-2008 08:41 PM

I see 50 mpg in your future.

Daox 06-19-2008 08:53 PM

Welcome to the site. You're off to a great start. :)

Johnny Mullet 06-19-2008 09:33 PM

Glad you could join us! Those Toyota Corolla models can get great fuel mileage and it looks like you are off to a great start already! Keep up the good work and keep us informed on your fuel economy improvements!

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