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Old 08-24-2015, 08:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As far as the economics of speeding are concerned, I find it rarely pays off on shorter trips, but certainly pays off on longer ones.
I look at hypermiling the same way. I don't care if I get a high number on my way to the store and back, but I put on 24k miles in a year...

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Old 08-26-2015, 01:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I do my best for mpg's but on a recent trip back east...in THAT direction I took all back hig7hways to keep the speed down, and have fewer tailgaters, but the roads were of such poor quality, that I was beating up my car, and back east it seems like they never thought of bypasses around towns. Light after light right through the gut. (yes, they want you to stop and buy something) When I returned, I upped my speed 5-7 mph., and had smooth sailing which made my day better, and only cost 2-3 mpg's.
We all have to weigh the important variables!
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When I returned, I upped my speed 5-7 mph., and had smooth sailing which made my day better, and only cost 2-3 mpg's.
We all have to weigh the important variables!
A 5-7mph speed increase created a 2-3mpg penalty?

And, was that coming back on the main highway instead of the backroads?
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My mom lives 3.5 hours away, but it takes me four, and my sister can probably make it in three. My friend drove halfway there once (for completely unrelated reasons) and probably could have made it in two and a half, but she was stopped by highway patrol.

I look forward to having the money to waste gas. That money will keep the cash that I save company.
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But soon afterwards, the blonde in the convertible Benz pulled up behind me. She got the last laugh on both of us.
Your mistake is assuming that the person who drove slowest used the least fuel, that doesn't have to be the case. At least on twisty roads I use less fuel by driving the wheels off it.

And actually, the guy in the Tesla arrived first and used the least fuel, while the slowest Merc likely used the most.

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