I really dont consider myself a hypermiler anymore, I try to drive slower (then my old self) and smarter, like more coasting, etc. I still have a little fun, and drive at a brisk pace, but I dont tailgate, and I usually change speeds gradually, as conditions allow. I try to flow with traffic, yet minimize fuel usage, and use of brakes. I want to make the road safer for everyone. Sometimes I even floor it! But then I usually end up coasting quite a bit. I still use some hypermiling techniques. My numbers dont look too bad at all. Hypermilling has changed my driving forever......
i'm the same way. i won't hardcore hypermile unless there isnt anyone around me - i don't think its right to slow down traffic just for my own needs. nothing against anyone here who does hypermile hard in heavy traffic, just my own view.
but also even with lots of traffic around i try to coast where possible, i just do so with less variance in my speed or a little closer to the stop sign/traffic light
OIC. Yeah, clutch wear is something I worry about with EOC. By my calculations it's less wear than you get when a red light turns green, but that makes heavy EOC driving similar to dense city driving - or if you already drive in the city, it doubles your wear.