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bobzilla MegaDork
7/26/22 3:14 p.m.

I've been hyper-miling the Rio. Aerage 40.9Mpg over 190 miles of daily driving. Using the engine as my brakes, easing into the gas, slower speeds etc. 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
7/26/22 3:22 p.m.

I'm still averaging just over 43 mpg in my 2018 Civic Si over the last 2000 miles.  

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
7/26/22 3:29 p.m.

I'd also echo the use other peoples gas comment.  Join Walmart+ and get same day grocery delivery. It'll save you time and money. 

bobzilla MegaDork
7/26/22 4:20 p.m.

In reply to AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) :

I can't do that with mine. Track use kinda kills that average.

twowheeled Reader
7/26/22 6:38 p.m.

Driving a 2009 kia sedona minivan, trying the usual things like tire pressure and slowing down. Here's something eye opening I didn't expect.

1st tank  - 60mph cruise, 22mpg on a calm day.

2nd tank - some clown in a lifted f-350 pulling a camper doing 80mph so I tucked in behind him for 200 miles. 29mpg to that tank. 

APEowner UltraDork
7/26/22 6:46 p.m.

I towed my trailer to lunch and back because I didn't want to take the time to unhook it and hook it back up.  I don't think I'm the target audience for this article.

Datsun310Guy MegaDork
7/26/22 8:21 p.m.

I say we lock this thread down and get back to burning MORE gasoline.



andy_b New Reader
7/26/22 8:39 p.m.

Deep into page 2 and no mention of swapping horsepower for man power?  Hop on a bicycle instead!  It's probably the most energy efficient form of transportation devised by humanity.

livinon2wheels Reader
1/9/23 6:30 p.m.
infernosg said:

Easy. Slow down. I slowed my highway cruising speed by 4 mi/hr and gained 2-3 mi/gal in our Ford Flex. I've managed 17 mi/gal in my Silverado towing my RX7 on a UHaul trailer through the mountains of western NC. An added benefit is I've found long distance driving to be less stressful when I'm one of the slower vehicles on the road. I just sit in the right lane and let the faster cars deal with getting around me.

This has proven to be my best plan for a low stress road  trip. I don't worry about speeding tickets because Im going slow enough I'll never get one. The fools rushing past me get the tickets. Still have to watch out for stupid drivers or overly aggressive ones, but slowing down to the speed limit saves fuel and stress on a long drive. And yeah it takes a little longer to get there but I'm less tired when I finally do arrive. It seems counter intuitive but it works for me.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) UberDork
1/9/23 11:44 p.m.
andy_b said:

Deep into page 2 and no mention of swapping horsepower for man power?  Hop on a bicycle instead!  It's probably the most energy efficient form of transportation devised by humanity.

Not probably, it is the most efficient form of transportation devised by mankind.  That said it's not the safest because "muh get off my roads."  I've even seen that very sentiment echoed here.  I'd ride more if my commute were much shorter.  In Dallas the #1 reason I did not was personal safety.  Unless you live somewhere that is bike friendly, you are risking way too much to ride a bike IMO. 

mr2peak Dork
1/10/23 12:43 a.m.

Turn the boost down. Instead of running 18psi, run 12.

Of course, this means more time between the corners so your foot is down for longer, so maybe it's a wash. Run 25psi instead?

twowheeled Reader
1/10/23 1:19 a.m.

For this time of year, a block heater makes a big difference. Wife's car went from 16 to 20mpg since she started plugging in and the wifi plug lets it run 3 hours each morning.

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