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For all you guys who think 20 mpg is good.

http://www.forbesautos.com/advice/to...ner=compuserve

this guy said he got 84 mpg with a standard issue ford ranger.
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yes and baby foxes come out of my exhaust pipes....



side note.. that silver honda he is leaning on... i staired at it out the window on tues... nice little car
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its a euro style honda civic turbo diesel....why dont we have those?
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probably something to do with emissions.
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What it doesnt mention is that the floor is cut out so he can do a Fred Flinstone. I could get 84 mpg if I was pushing it for the first 75 miles
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probably turned it off at all the lights, let it coast down hills blah blah blah..


ill believe it once i see him putting only 10 gallons in his tank after 800+ miles
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I was reading on wikipedia about "hypermiling" and came across the sentence that I find questionable.

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When accelerating, the engine should be kept in the peak of the torque curve, this is usually at around 75% throttle. A slow acceleration is less efficient.
whaaaaat?
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i got 87 MPG out of my dodge caravan..true story heres what i did... i rolled out of my driveway reset the computer which calculates my gas mileage and started rolling down the incline hill on the road without touching the gas. for a brief couple of seconds my MPG read 87 mpg of course within a few miles it figured out my MPG was actually 18 but still for a bit i had 87 MPG lol
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its a euro style honda civic turbo diesel....why dont we have those?
yes Boshe. nice little car
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lol
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That pic is real funny lol
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You don't get better mileage by coasting down hills anymore. With the truck in gear, if it can maintain speed without stepping on the gas, the fuel injectors shut down and your engine is basically free-wheeling from the transmission. This is using no gas. If you put it in neutral, it will be using gas at the idle rate.
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7. Turn your engine off if you are idling for more than 10 seconds. Idling is one of the worst fuel wasters.
I was taught that you burnt up more gas shutting off the vehicle and starting it again versus letting the vehicle than letting it idle for like 10 minutes...?
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I was reading on wikipedia about "hypermiling" and came across the sentence that I find questionable.



whaaaaat?
dude, its wikipedia

as in not necessarily true
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dude, its wikipedia

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Wiki submissions can be edited, deleted, etc. Only trust information on it as good as the sources provided at the bottom of page. That said, submissions are only as good as those submitting them.
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I've spent a fair amount of time improving milage over the last 20 years. I've done countless hours of data logging obd2 cars too..

The absolute best advise I can give is this. If your on the brakes your wasting gas. Period.. end of discussion. Antisipating those stops and letting off the gas when a slowdown or stop is coming up goes a LOOOOONG way in improving milage.

btw, Lately I've been in the 22mpg range with my 06 FX4.

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Wiki submissions can be edited, deleted, etc. Only trust information on it as good as the sources provided at the bottom of page. That said, submissions are only as good as those submitting them.
yea, I know it can be edited....its just that everything I was reading in that paragraph sounded right, and then I got to that and was like whaaaaaat????
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I live 8.2 miles from work through town. I live 9.7 miles from work going interstate I get better milage going the longer way becasue I can set the cruise, and maintain one speed.
This dude was on CNN about 3 weeks ago talking about how **** he is when he sees cars sitting outside running and no one in them.
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I live 8.2 miles from work through town. I live 9.7 miles from work going interstate I get better milage going the longer way becasue I can set the cruise, and maintain one speed.
Are there hills on the roads you drive on? You'll actually get better gas mileage if you dont use cruise control and keep the gas pedal at the same position all the time, even going up hills....cruise control while give it more gas to maintain speed up hills, therefore using more gas.
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You own a truck, why should you be worried about gas mileage?
I dunno about you guys, but I get bored when I have to drive like a so called "normal person". I've had to intentionally limit my driving habits on trips for work before, but only because I wouldn't get reimbursed for any gas I had to put in the vehicles I was using.
I had to drive a 5000 SUV with a 300 hp V8 65 miles and up a mountain on one of those trips. The gas light cut on 3 miles into the trip, which meant I had just 3 gallons left to go 62 more miles. EPA estimated the thing to only get 18 mpg highway, but I got 24 on that trip. And I was bored out of my mind the whole way! I was literally crawling up the mountain that I had to cross to get back to work. Loaded tractor trailers were passing me... uphill.
What's the point in even having the car/truck if you don't friggin DRIVE the thing? If you buy a car just to get you from point A to point B and use as little fuel as possible while doing it, why even buy the car? Take the bus if you're that tight, its cheaper!

Anyway [/rant]

I actually quite enjoy my 9.4mpg average. Mostly because it pisses off all the flaming global warming Libs in this town I live in. But also because the blue cloud following me keeps the tailgaters back. :D
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This dude was on CNN about 3 weeks ago talking about how **** he is when he sees cars sitting outside running and no one in them.
I'm putting in an auto start in a week or so, that way this winter my truck will be nice and toasty after warming up for 5 mins or so haha
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If you buy a car just to get you from point A to point B and use as little fuel as possible while doing it, why even buy the car? Take the bus if you're that tight, its cheaper!
ummm, thats what alot of people do. Plus, around here, there are no buses.
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virgin mobile lol
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I was taught that you burnt up more gas shutting off the vehicle and starting it again versus letting the vehicle than letting it idle for like 10 minutes...?
I think thats with a carburated engine because it dumps fuel in to "choke" it during starts. Fuel injection is a different story.
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