first post here,I've been reading for a few weeks.
sold my Ford Ranger pick up which got 22 mpg for a 2003 Honda Accord coupe.
I got 31 mpg first fill up, then read about hypermiling and started using neutral whenever possible for coasting, then got 34 mpg. I have started cutting the engine off when possible, and popping the clutch, got 37 mpg on a car rated at 31 mpg. Pretty exciting. I am anxious to see what mpg I can squeeze out of the Honda. I love going over 500 miles on a tank.
Also, where can I find a list of the acronyms used on the forum?
I broke 40 mpg for the first time on a tank. I am afraid that will be the highest I get though since the hot weather is coming and soon I'll at least have to roll windows down. My friends still think I am crazy despite almost $4/gallon.
Welcome. You will be able to beat 40mpg. Hot weather will net better FE despite your windows or A/C, because it makes the engine run more efficiently.
There's a couple recent threads about acronyms attempting to start a list. Feel free to ask anytime.
At what RPM do you usually shift? I've found that shifting lower and stepping on the gas harder greatly increases my FE. For me, taking that strategy to the extreme pays off; I shift as low as 1300rpm sometimes, and I put my gas pedal all the way to the floor.
How much air pressure are you using in your tires?
i am at about 45 psi in the tires.
I was shifting at about 2500 rpm until I read a thread here about shifting sooner. Now I shift at about 1800-2000 rpm. I was worried that shifting too soon would cause the engine to work harder with less return, I don't have a scanguage yet, but I'm in the market.
I do quite a bit of pulse and glide on hills into work and EOC when I can.