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Old 09-16-2014, 01:58 PM   #31
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That's pretty good going, especially for a US driver! Yea the 17" rims on mine use 5 MPG according to the tests, V's the 16", small change but a big difference. I am considering smaller rims, but I like to have a balance, I still like the car to look good
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I think you could do that downhill in a Ford Excursion. In neutral.
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Old 09-17-2014, 08:21 AM   #33
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Yes, but finding that long descent where the engine will enter fuel cutoff mode and stay there for a while is tricky. Then if you consider the amount of fuel you have to burn to get to the top of that hill before you go down, its a wash at best. Certain vehicles excel in hilly terrain though. My Escape Hybrid does extremely well in the foothills of the mountains where you have long, rolling hills for miles.
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Old 09-17-2014, 11:28 AM   #34
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I think you could do that downhill in a Ford Excursion. In neutral.
If you read the full story, this was over almost 1000 miles. Try finding a hill that long please...
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That's pretty good going, especially for a US driver! Yea the 17" rims on mine use 5 MPG according to the tests, V's the 16", small change but a big difference. I am considering smaller rims, but I like to have a balance, I still like the car to look good
Europe, Japan, and I'm sure other ares has the manufacturers provide numbers for the different factory wheels.

Not required in the US, but Toyota did it for the Camry hybrid. Some of the complaints about the Fusion hybrid mpg could have been prevented if Ford had done the same.
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If you read the full story, this was over almost 1000 miles. Try finding a hill that long please...
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Increasing your mileage is largely dependent on lots of little things added together with your right foot pressure on the pedal and your eyesight, timing to eliminate potential stoppage (known as inertia). If you live or drive in an urban setting, you are operating under adverse conditions to begin with, compared to the open road. At my age, hyper-mileage driving is too much work, but I do try to go "easy on the pedal" and avoid excess traffic if possible. Best of luck to those of you that excel in the challenge, you present us with worthwhile goals of preserving our resources. That's why I drive a TDi
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:26 AM   #38
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It's true, hypermiling takes a lot of skill, patience and time, not to mention concentration. Easy on short trips, but to maintain it over an entire tank is almost impossible. Plus where I live, with only one lane of traffic going either way, driving in a slower manner would hold up traffic and annoy people. I guess its more tolerable in the states where most roads are highways so people can overtake safely without going into oncoming traffic!
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It would appear someone else got similar mileage in a Honda estate in the MPG marathon this year.

http://www.nextgreencar.com/news/681...s-MPG-Marathon
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Old 11-30-2014, 02:49 PM   #40
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apparently someone managed an amazing 97 MPG in a Gold TDI recently.
Keyword being someone.

I highly doubt it under standard conditions. There might be variances where one engine will run better than the next engine off the assembly line, but not to the tune to that percentage over advertized efficiency.

So....I highly doubt it.
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