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Old 08-03-2010, 01:33 PM   #641 (permalink)
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YKYAEM...

If every time you see a 1st gen Honda Insight you get jealous of how aerodynamic they are compared to your car.

If you've saved $614 and 219 gallons of gas by driving a Geo Metro vs. the 20 MPG car the Geo replaced, in the first 7800 miles you've owned your Geo.

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Old 08-03-2010, 07:28 PM   #642 (permalink)
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... you play chicken with your gas gauge
meh, an electric fuel pump doesn't appreciate being run low on fuel pump coolant, AKA gas.

The top half of the tank is just as easy to keep full as the bottom half
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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:08 AM   #643 (permalink)
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...but, which weighs less? (A) a half-FULL gas tank? or, (B) a half-EMPTY gas tank?
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #644 (permalink)
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You're kinda bummed out your average is gonna go down since you won't be driving primarily highway miles anymore.

But you're happy anyway because you know you'll be putting nearly as many miles on the car, and hence, using less gas anyway.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:51 PM   #645 (permalink)
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YKYAEM...

If every time you see a 1st gen Honda Insight you get jealous of how aerodynamic they are compared to your car.
I do the exact same thing.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:28 PM   #646 (permalink)
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...but, which weighs less? (A) a half-FULL gas tank? or, (B) a half-EMPTY gas tank?
LOL they weigh the same. Had to think about that for a minute
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:15 AM   #647 (permalink)
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...but, which weighs less? (A) a half-FULL gas tank? or, (B) a half-EMPTY gas tank?
A half-empty tank is also half-full, so it can't weigh less...
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:48 PM   #650 (permalink)
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you compare notes with your neighbour (not the naked one thankfully) who owns a VW Polo Blumotion - you know, the one that is supposed to get 75 mpg. And your average is better.

My, how we laughed together.

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