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Old 06-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #1551 (permalink)
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My wife had a VW Golf Diesel and drove less than 2000 km per year with it... As it could easily do 1000 km on a single 50 liter tank she usually drove it on summer fuel in winter and vice versa...

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Old 06-11-2013, 01:17 AM   #1552 (permalink)
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You can tell you are an ecomodder when:
you ask for an oval shaped radio antenna at the parts store...
you study the film clip of Jack Benny and his Maxwell coasting to the gas station...
you make everyone ride with the windows up all summer...
your vacuum gauge is bigger than your speedometer...
you take out the car stereo to make room for the flow meter instrument suite...
you drive by a foam cup in the road and the wake from the car doesn't move it...
you are pleased with yourself when you add gas to the tank without spilling a drop...
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:54 AM   #1553 (permalink)
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #1554 (permalink)
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It's been over a month since I filled up, and with probably be about another month before I need to.
Shouldn't be a problem at all.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #1555 (permalink)
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #1556 (permalink)
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You know you're an ecomodder if...

1) You read all the pages of this thread

2) When your best MPG with your girlfriend's car is the same as your fathers worse MPG in his car. (Peugeot 1.4 vs. Chevy Spark 1.0. My father could do better, but he doesn't want to.)

3) You curse like hell when a pedestrian crosses the street where they shouldn't, and you have to slow down because they are crossing the street slow as snails.

4) EVERYONE, and i mean everyone passes you, including: Yugo, Buses, Beetle...

5) You just don't understand people who drive like maniacs, yet they tend to complain about fuel prices.

6) You cheer when you come home from college, get to drive your fathers car and get 51 MPG's/4,5L/100km in comparison to his 36 MPG's/6,5L/100km and thinking "This uses almost no fuel compared to the Peugeot"

7) Your gf says "The low fuel light is on ! " And you're like "So what ?"

8) You keep a fuel log and tell with excitement how much Km's you with one filling, but nobody seems to care except for a one friend who is also a Ecomodder Saks

9) Your girlfriend seems to be very fine with the way you drive, even reminds you that you just went over 55 Mph/90 Km/h

10) You don't understand people who say that they only get 23.52 Mpg/10L/100 km, yet they shift at 3500 rpm (I get a mini heat attack when i see or hear this)

11) You try to convince people to shift at 2000 Rpm, but their argument is "that will kill the engine and choke it"

12) Same with your father, you just can't convince him.

13) You wish the city in which you study was more flat, because the big hills kill the MPG.

14) The only thing you ever pass is a tractor.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #1557 (permalink)
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when you get upset when the tyre shop informs you they can't get ***** ***** tyres !


I'm removing all reference to this Finnish Vaporware-tyre !

They seem to have one thing in common with most AA labeled tyres : they are mostly unavailable !
Only Bridgestone are actually selling them, in ONE size !

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:45 PM   #1558 (permalink)
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YKYAEM, When a Prius passes you at 70+ with a roof top carrier on "backwards" and you thimk to your self, my 30 year old sports car is probably getting better gas milage.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:04 AM   #1559 (permalink)
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YKYAEM, When a Prius passes you at 70+ with a roof top carrier on "backwards" and you thimk to your self, my 30 year old sports car is probably getting better gas milage.
What's your time worth?

Hypermiling in the city pays as your speed (and therefor your time spent traveling) is a function of lights and traffic. On the highway know what you get mileage wise at various speeds then do the math.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #1560 (permalink)
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Hypermiling isn't allowing yourself to fall victim to a speed/mpg graph, hypermiling is working to outperform that graph. It pays off on the highway, too.

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