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Old 08-22-2015, 12:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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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.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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90 day: 170.46 mpg (US)

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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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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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90 day: 57.23 mpg (US)
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Congrats!

Using the hypermiling tips and modifications list my last tank was my best in years too.

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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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