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Old 01-09-2013, 08:21 AM
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the secret to good gas mileage has nothing at all to do with the engine...

but almost entirely to do with the loose nut behind the wheel...

that's right.. the DRIVER effects gas mileage a lot more then changes to the drivetrain will.

Intelligent driving, thinking ahead, planning your moves, holding the throttle steady as much as possible will do more to improve your mpgs than most anything else.

if you are the kind of driver that zooms up behind a slower vehicle.. stands on the brakes.. thinks about a lane change, then stands back on the throttle to make the pass, your mpg's are going to be a lot lower over all then someone who thinks ahead, and plans the lane change ahead of time and avoids having to slow down at all.

also, if you are a gas/brake/gas/brake/gas/brake kind of driver will hurt you a lot too.

or if you are like my sister who thinks the gas pedal has only two positions...all the way up. .and all the way down...
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