1. Oil change every 3 months or 3,000 miles
2. Global warming is a myth.
3. It would be too expensive to add belly pans and deflector to cars for better FE
4. Jack rabbit starts hurt FE
5. Turn your AC to 80 instead of off when you leave the house to save energy.
6. Electric cars will never work
7. We just need to tweak our current tax system to make it work.
8. Ethonal will make us energy independent.
9. 30 MPG city EPA is good gas mileage
10. you can loss 15 pounds in two 2 weeks with _____.
I may or may not disagree with #4 (jackrabbit starts...). Every time I read those 'how to get better MPG' bulletins, etc. and I see that one...all it really means to me is that if you're the guy who stomps on the accelerator while taking off from every standstill (light, stop sign, etc) you're going to burn more fuel than if you hadn't. ...which is true. Unless you're reading it a different way, or I'm interpreting this the wrong way, then I don't see how it's untrue.
Eh, if you go pedal to the metal and accelerate through the entire rpm range to some high speed only to brake, then that's definitely a waste. But if you accelerate in the minimum BSFC, which depends on your engine, and is usally ~1/2-3/4 throttle from ~2-3.5k rpm up to a predetermined speed, then your FE should be better.
Originally Posted by FormulaTwo
I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
Well, MetroMPG, it wouldn't hurt their bottom lines ON THE BOOKS. But the kickbacks those companies are probably getting from big oil....those would go away once they started to breach those contracts (the ones that don't exist) to make more fuel efficient cars.