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Old 04-22-2007, 08:11 PM   #21
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haha like that ford escape thing? lol i remember when they were advertising "500miles on a single tank" im like so? my 11 year old truck can do that!
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:08 AM   #22
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When my EV MR2 is complete, it will have some sort of obnoxious message on it no doubt. Perhaps "Eat my amps!"
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:16 AM   #23
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Someone in another thread said something about making a bumper sticker:

"My car still gets double the mileage of your hybrid SUV"

A bit long, but great nonetheless
lol, that was me! I still think about doing that, but there are quite a few Prius owners, one Escape hybrid and a Vue hybrid that FLY by me in the morning commute. I just kind of shake my head sadly as they do that.

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lol i remember when they were advertising "500miles on a single tank" im like so? my 11 year old truck can do that!
Yeah, the Hybrid Escape supposedly gets 34mpg with a 15 gallon tank for a combined total of 500 miles, kind of a big tank, but I'm used to only 10 gallon tanks. Ironically, I have a friend that owns a V6 Escape, 4 wheel drive 2005 or 6 model with 4 speed automatic and can get 25 mpg out of it with little effort. She does accelerate nice and slow and doesn't speed. Which is cool because I got to drive it once this winter and it was a BLAST!

So I suppose I should give a first day update for my morning commute:
It surprised me this morning that most people actually did NOT tailgate me and instead went right into the passing lane and went by. I didn't get any gestures or ill-will so far. Which is surprising because usually I will be tailgated from a red light or just in general on the highway. It seems that here in MN, that if you are driving the posted speed limit you're going too slow and should be tailgated so you speed up, even though you are in the right (read: SLOOOOOOOW) lane.

I will be sure to post about my return commute tonight since that one is the "I want to get home from work so you better get out of my way!" mentality for the commute home for most people.
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #24
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My future sticker or sign:
Max MPG = Less Imported Oil
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Sorry about the driving - Coasting to 50mpg


Or something like that!!!
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There's only two days where I've seen real, and quite alarming anger about my efforts.

I put a bumper sticker on my rear which said "I get 65MPG...You?"
It was two days of sheer hell and I didn't want to deal with it anymore so on day 3 I removed it.

Problem solved.
I think the "My Car is slow ... but 50 MPG" is less confrontational. I don't think you will have many problems.

The "I get 65MPG ... You?" can be interpreted as smug and also confrontational. I know that wasn't your intent, but when someone reads something, they can impose their own "tone" to the words.

The same thing happens all the time on Internet Forums (as we well know).

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I think it was Psy's line I liked best: "If you want me to go faster, YOU can pay for my gas." Or something like that.
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I think the "My Car is slow ... but 50 MPG" is less confrontational. I don't think you will have many problems.

The "I get 65MPG ... You?" can be interpreted as smug and also confrontational. I know that wasn't your intent, but when someone reads something, they can impose their own "tone" to the words.

The same thing happens all the time on Internet Forums (as we well know).

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That sticker was on someone else car not mine.
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Sorry about the driving - Coasting to 50mpg


Or something like that!!!
Good one, but I don't have to coast to get 50MPG, lol
I suppose if I really started EOC and shutting of my engine at red lights I could get up to 60MPG but my engine is getting old, even by Honda standards! It's just over 330K miles now on it and starting to show by burning some oil from both the piston rings and the valve stem seals. So I don't want to put it through more harshness than necessary. That's why I'm looking for another D15Z1 or a D15Y5 (Civic HX motor) to rebuild and throw in there for some Fresh FE numbers.
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That sticker was on someone else car not mine.
Sorry about that, I misinterpreted your post. Must have been the way I read it .

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