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Old 08-22-2015, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E550 - '07 MB E550
90 day: 26.99 mpg (US)
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Using ecomodder.com tips I had my best mpg ever!

I read through the sticky of 100+ mods and decided to try a few. No scientific method. No a-b-a. Just get out there and implement.

Dropped my speed a few mph, sped up before hills, and even tried coasting. Well, I beat my best ever commute mpg by 0.3 to 32.9, a commute I have done for 5 years. A snore mpg for most here but not bad for a 4,000# vehicle rated at 21 mpg highway.

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Old 08-22-2015, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by E550 View Post
Well, I beat my best ever commute mpg by 0.3 to 32.9, a commute I have done for 5 years. A snore mpg for most here but not bad for a 4,000# vehicle rated at 21 mpg highway.
More than 50% better than EPA is NOT snore MPG here.

Good job.
The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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Old 08-23-2015, 01:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have been cruising my Saturn and getting about 27 mpg. I got frustrated last night on the way home and let all the horses loose for a few seconds. This car is rated at 200 hp, quite a change from the Metro. I commute on two lane county roads and someone ahead of me was very erratic so I went around them. They almost made the 55 posted limit on the straight parts but slowed to about 40 on any sort of turn. This is a road that usually runs 60 mph with all traffic. Just letting off a little steam. Lol
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wow good job!


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