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Old 10-24-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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Short trips takes its toll on FE

Well . I just worked out my first tank from my Swift (metro clone).

Using many good FE techniques to save gas I still have only managed 36 mpg.
Most of my driving is short trips and the car rarely gets warmed up.
Considering this I am quite pleased with the result.

36 is Yuck , but in my neck of the woods ime sure everyone else is getting way worse than that.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:05 PM   #2
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This summer I drove 1.9 miles to work everyday. I got 25-26mpg. I rode my bike like 2 days. I was always too tired to ride my bike up a 250ft (vertical) hill at 7am.
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25mpg, yeah that was in the summer. I wonder what it would be in the winter (15-20mpg?).
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my drive to work is lil over 5 miles and i'm getting a lil over 32 mpg
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Kick: you needed an electric bike. Bike to work, coast/pedal home. You still working there?
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I've put more miles on my bicycle during this (current) tank than any other. Mainly because the temperatures are dropping and I'm trying to avoid short trips. I'm also working on a record tank.

Amazing the influence a gas log can have (on me).
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Kick: you needed an electric bike. Bike to work, coast/pedal home. You still working there?
I am not working there now (school is more important and taking up my time). But I might work there during the winter break. An electric bike would work good.

Biking works good (if I wasn't sleepy).
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I hear you. It's easy for me to pontificate about when other people should bike, when I can count on one hand the number of times I've had to be somewhere at 7 AM in the last 6 months.
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Why wouldn't a brisk bikeride wake you up?
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[QUOTE=theclencher]If your trips are that short you should be riding your bike.

Yeah , but bikes arent all that practical in winter time.
This is more my style., a jet powered outhouse.

All I need is gas.

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