Why does everything I do increase my fuel economy?
Take a look at my gaslog. I've tried some things that seem like they wouldn't help, but my MPG went up. I can't decide if the ideas really work, or if I'm observing improvement due to engine/car break-in (odometer reads 3500 miles right now) and/or warmer weather.
Mainly, I'm surprised that skipping lots of gears helps. Specifically, under normal acceleration, I tried launching in 2nd, winding it out to 2500-3000 rpm, and then shifting straight to 5th, and I gained 1.36 mpg.
Nice, can you come round and tighten my lug nuts or something
Edit: However, just realised, this is a brand new car, and your first stick, and the weather is getting warmer. Cars still take a while to run-in and loosen up, mpg should climb steadily from that, weather getting warmer will make mpg climb steadily and you'll get slightly better all the time at driving stick, could continue improving incrementally for months and months.
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
Yeah that looks like norrmal engine break in mileage increase. Add some more pressure to your tires asap and that should spike the mpg up a little. Don't be afraid to let the engine rev a little once in a while in the lower gears with light thorttle - breaking in the cylinder bores requires some light polishing which happens when the engine revs a little plus it splashes a little more oil around inside the engine.