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Old 03-06-2019, 09:18 AM   #2251 (permalink)
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I had the pleasure of having a gun pointed at me once (for using the horn when someone merged into my lane at my level).
I prefer tailgaters.
Itís a tool. Usage penalties may apply.

Same for vehicles.

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Old 03-06-2019, 09:36 AM   #2252 (permalink)
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There isnít a need. There is only the DESIRE to travel faster.
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Of course, professional drivers may DESIRE to keep their jobs and investment, and to arrive home on time and in a pleasant mood. I try to let them keep their schedules.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:35 PM   #2253 (permalink)
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Find me a company with a schedule that depends on exceeding the PSL.
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Transmission type Efficiency
Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 03-09-2019, 07:07 PM   #2254 (permalink)
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You note different terminal coasting velocities down a long hill in different ambient temperatures.

PS it was above freezing today!!!
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:19 PM   #2255 (permalink)
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Find me a company with a schedule that depends on exceeding the PSL.
Find me a delivery job where everything runs as planned.
As Dilbert once noted, "You don't have to cheat to meet the quota, but we have not found any other way."
If you want to run around fixing things, go bother the sub-contracting companies, suing on behalf of the drivers.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:40 PM   #2256 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when you try to gauge a hill and see if you can maintain 75 MPG & lean burn going up the hill without losing too much speed.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #2257 (permalink)
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You have no idea what the price of fossil fuels are and consider keeping track only to be in on the only automotive conversion most people have.

You have to do math to convert MPG to MPGe to watt hours/ mile to better understand how much energy others are using.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:54 AM   #2258 (permalink)
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You might be “if”

It’s been fifteen years since you last bought a vehicle.

Reduced miles driven annually so far that the present vehicle has no miles-related end in eight.

Actual fuel burn irrelevant.

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Old 03-21-2019, 10:45 AM   #2259 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when it's not possible to tell at a glance that the tire on your light vehicle has zero PSI in it. :-O
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Old 04-09-2019, 09:38 AM   #2260 (permalink)
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YKYAEM when...


You find an anonymous person has left a bag of old car parts in your mailbox... because you are driving the LAST fuel-sipper of its kind in your region.



I wish they'd also left a note so I knew more about them and when they last had theirs!

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