I have a 93 Honda accord ex. I have never broken 29 Mpg with it. I try to make it shift by letting off the pedal on all the gears. It shifts around 2000 and I was wondering if it is running rich because of the slow acceleration and that is affecting Fe.
I’ve been reading lots of sites including this one for the past two months. I really try hard to have good mileage. I moded the intake to a K&N which i think may help. Cruse control is a absolute must when i drive because i have 18 mile each way commute on almost all highway. Still i have never broken 28/29 mpg. You guys are getting 2x that. Please help with any suggestions
Here's one tip: any good driver can do better than cruise control, unless your commute is over perfectly FLAT land. The cruise responds far too agressively to inclines, and "wastes" energy by engine braking on descents, just to hold on to that set speed.
For highway commuting, the single biggest factor affecting your fuel economy is your speed.
Also, we're driving vastly different cars, so it's not too useful to do comparisons there. You need to look through the garage and find some people with similar cars to yours (with automatics) if you want to see what's possible.