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Old 08-18-2012, 06:16 AM   #1271 (permalink)
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they tend to pass me when I am coasting. of late I only have the engine on for accelerate then I coast, so its on at max about 1/4 the distance I go, (less time).

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Old 08-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #1272 (permalink)
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When you get left in the dust by a school bus after its stop, you don't want to jack rabbit
as it did to pass it, so you are more busy waving by the 6 cars behind you, so you can creep along, and not have to accordian stop, or slow for their next stop!

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apple pie: gone into history. Now the drivers STAND on it! LOL! )
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:56 AM   #1273 (permalink)
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:41 AM   #1274 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...you get passed by a guy with a Prius that has a license plate that reads, "SLOW DWN".
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a school buss (dropping off kids) driver gives you a thumbs up for slowing down way early
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:53 PM   #1277 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:35 PM   #1278 (permalink)
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YKYAEI...you get passed by a guy with a Prius that has a license plate that reads, "SLOW DWN".
And you think to yourself, "His MPG is probably better than mine despite his driving style, but I'd bet $100 that my % over EPA is far better than his."
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And you think to yourself, "His MPG is probably better than mine despite his driving style, but I'd bet $100 that my % over EPA is far better than his."
Actually, I was wondering if my raw mpg number might actually be better than his. My last tank was 47 mpg--the '07 Prius has a combined EPA rating of 46 mpg.
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YKYAEI...you realize that you keep more and better backup files of your fuel mileage logs than you do your financial records.

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