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Old 10-05-2019, 01:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Same deal here: why aren't you slowing down for the brake lights. That's why she has the new efficiency vehicle.

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Old 10-05-2019, 05:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It is spousal harmony and long experience that prevents me from asking as a passenger in her car: "Why are you still accelerating when you can plainly see that stop sign looming 75 feet ahead?"
Hypermarriaging.
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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While you may be the more efficient driver, the combined mileage is the mileage your car gets. You should log the combined number as this is real world. You can track particular trips you take to see if you can beat your previous best. Be glad you have one car the cost associated with a second can be a burden.
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Old 10-06-2019, 01:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It is spousal harmony and long experience that prevents me from asking as a passenger in her car: "Why are you still accelerating when you can plainly see that stop sign looming 75 feet ahead?"
You are very wise, possibly from learning the hard way (re: "long experience").

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Old 10-06-2019, 02:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, you will not be going for total mileage for the car,

But think of it this way. Every time you drive after her, you have a new challenge of getting the mpg back up
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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But think of it this way. Every time you drive after her, you have a new challenge of getting the mpg back up
True...and since the MPG needle moves up faster when I drive after she does, it really is more gratifying for me to focus on the delta MPG instead of the absolute MPG.
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Find out at what speed the car gets it best mileage and tell your wife that's her speed limit until she starts trying to improve her driving habits. Good luck with that!! My wife had seizures for years and now has them under control after having brain surgery and with medication so she's 54 and just learning to drive. She's heard me talk about fuel efficiency and saw me figure mileage nearly every tank for years. She's seen first hand how much money she can save so she's learning the right way. I'm the one teaching her how to drive so she doesn't learn bad habits from someone else. So any bad habits I guess will be my fault. Right now she's driving only one car most of the time but I still drive it some and so far I haven't seen much change in mileage since she started driving it. She doesn't drive the Versa that's my fuel efficient baby. The car we're both driving some is an '02 Escort and the last several tanks have been 34-35 MPG.
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Find out at what speed the car gets it best mileage and tell your wife that's her speed limit until she starts trying to improve her driving habits.
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Wife rogue has an alarm you can set for a set speed over the PSL. I turned it on once while I was driving her to go pick up my car 5 miles from home. She let me know to turn it off after those 5 miles.

I have to be sick to ride with my wife otherwise I'm driving, the Rogue CVT ramps up and down nonstop until she finally sets the cruise.
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My wife drives our I10 hammer down - but she only does local trips in town, or if need be to the next adjacent one. If she does not hammer it it would never get warm... So she's preserving the exhaust and oil from excessive condensation

I took the I10 to office once this summer, when she was staying at her parents to support her dying father. That resulted in a record tank. I could get about the same economy in it if I had to (but the Insight is a way better car on the highway, so...)

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