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Old 11-03-2007, 07:00 PM   #21
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:01 PM   #22
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It's hard to skool the slackers when one no longer has a VX. I don't deserve the praise since I have downgraded.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:39 PM   #23
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Guys,
As much as it pains me to say, I have had to become a part time hypermiler. The commute is 70 miles each way. My family comes first. I leave at 5:45 AM and return home at 6:45 PM. To do that I have to go 73 MPH on I-95/I-40 for 50 miles each way. The remaining 20 miles I can use the hypermiling techniques. Still I manage 58 MPG average. I am content with that but I am not comfortable preaching to the VXers. I have guilt.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:42 PM   #24
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Haha, it's okay, i think most of us would be satisfied with 58mpg and the rest of us would take a hit on it if we commuted that far. I sure as hell would.
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I have respect for those who put thier money where thier mouth is. You have displaced 58 miles with your bike. I am impressed. I wish I had the wherewithal to do that.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:01 PM   #26
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Don't tease, I've hardly driven this year, *getsgrumpy*
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:04 PM   #27
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #28
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I miss the VX but the Prius is more comfortable and has AC. The AC is necessary during July and August when the temps were 95-110 F.

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The commendation here lies in the fact that you were resourceful enough to get the vehicle that best suited your needs and still yields you great FE. I doubt that any non-FE minded person would have the foresight for that. They would just drive their Humvee at 80+ mph the whole way.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:45 PM   #29
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Good to see you back on the site. There's nothing wrong with 58 MPG! I can't quite manage that in my vx. i can manage over 60 on a few ideal trips, but overall am around 55. I think all of us vx drivers aim to get the mpg you got with yours but it is very hard to do. I am thinking maybe the LRR tires are crucial to this car. Also you did the complete belly pan, which probably makes a big difference.
The next two things i am going after on mine are the tires and the aero. I think I have the driving technique down fairly well, but not perfect since i dont have the super mid.
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Or was that just your del sol that had the full belly pan?
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