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Old 09-10-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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Smile Hi I'm Mike and I'm a Gasaholic...

and enjoying the path of recovery. (no offense meant to any 12 steppers)

I've been in and around cars since the mid '70s, competed in SCCA Formula Vee and Formula Ford, bought an original Ford Escort just so I could say I had a Hemi under the hood...

But I've been a mileage junkie too. I had a book (from HP press?) called fuel economy driving, I used to compete in "mileage races", everyone drains their tank and is given a 1 gal can of gas, whoever makes it the furthest along the rally route wins. A lot of fun (and a lot of cheaters)

Since selling my deeply loved VW Golf (that got 36-40mpg) and buying a Suburu Legacy L wagon (2wd) I have been quite miserable at the gas pump, I had been getting 24-28mpg commuting to work (67mph cruise control over rolling hills).

After dreaming and drooling over plug-in conversions I found Darin's MetroMPG.com web site, and the page on Pulse and Glide. That just pumped me up to 44mpg along the same route. Not great IMO, but a heck of an improvement.

Here's to more learning and the slowest racing on earth!
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Hi Mike!!

Yah, I don't know why the subys get so low mpg, they are small enough cars. Good to know that they respond to P&G!!
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[drone voice]Hi Mike[/drone]

28 to 44 is an awesome achievement Now shoot for 50
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there's such thing as a 2wd subaru? I did not know they existed in such fashion. aren't all subes 4wd? welcome to the site. 28 to 44 is quite a huge improvement just from P&G.
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lol. the signatures people have on this site. Just brilliant.
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[drone voice]Hi Mike[/drone]

28 to 44 is an awesome achievement Now shoot for 50

50? My goal is 65 cruising and @ 100 P&G. May have to change cars but that's the goal.
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there's such thing as a 2wd subaru? I did not know they existed in such fashion. aren't all subes 4wd? welcome to the site. 28 to 44 is quite a huge improvement just from P&G.
I was going to ask the same question. Did you do the "AWD" disable that GeekGuyAndy did? :

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Hi Mike!!

Yah, I don't know why the subys get so low mpg, they are small enough cars. Good to know that they respond to P&G!!
That's engine off P&G too, coasting makes almost no difference.
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there's such thing as a 2wd subaru? I did not know they existed in such fashion. aren't all subes 4wd? welcome to the site. 28 to 44 is quite a huge improvement just from P&G.
No, the Legacy L came in 2wd (mostly CA, this one is from CT) and 4wd. I think I'm the only one in VT w/ a 2wd Suby. I thought it would get better mileage.... I was wrong. (And is worse than my Golf in the snow.) Oh well, the kids like it and it is comfortable.
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