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Old 07-12-2013, 12:42 PM   #1591 (permalink)
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:39 PM   #1592 (permalink)
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When you get passed by a Prius and just shake your head
That happens to me too...but I take comfort in the fact that I'm getting better mileage than the Prius.
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Old 07-12-2013, 02:29 PM   #1593 (permalink)
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Would love to overhear a discussion between Diesel Dave and a Prius driver as the two of them end up parking next to each other at the store (or wherever)...

DD: How do you like your Prius? Get pretty good FE with it?
PD: Oh yeah! It's great! I regularly get 40mpg with it. It's amazing!
DD <with disappointed look>: Really? You only get 40mpg with it?
PD: Well, I could probably get more, but it's a damn sight better than what you're getting in that behemoth truck!
DD: Actually, it's not... Over the past 3 months, I've been averaging nearly 53mpg with it... and that's over the entire tank of fuel!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:19 PM   #1594 (permalink)
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Yes, agreed. But the fact that I even considered it.

It's been over a month since I filled up, and with probably be about another month before I need to.
That's almost a daily driver compared to how often (or how rarely) I've filled up.

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YKYAEI if your mother in law is asking you "Will you drive such an ugly car?" The situation takes place in your garage where you're actually building kammback. And all you can see is the beauty of the imagined air flow over the cars body.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #1595 (permalink)
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When it hits 94 degrees outside and you consider turning on the AC, but don't. Then go along driving with the windows rolled up.

YKYAEI: When you order a pizza on the phone, and go pick it up yourself cause it saves THEM gas.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:44 PM   #1596 (permalink)
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:10 PM   #1597 (permalink)
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YKYAEI you pull in at the gas station for coffee.

That's it. Just coffee.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #1598 (permalink)
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You see a poll on gasbuddy.com asking the following question:

How easily can you achieve an advertised fuel-economy rating for your vehicle?

and you think, "If my vehicle even approached getting it's advertised fuel-economy rating, I'd immediately pull over to the side of the road and figure out what's massively wrong."
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:05 AM   #1599 (permalink)
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Very true!
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