Yeah, my wife refuses to drive a stick and won't slow down on the highway to save gas (not that that she speeds or anything). Those are two big things that could save gas. Generally she would rather have comfort and convenience than conservation and that is seen around the house too. It seems like we cancel each other out; I get 50 + mpg with my car, she gets 22-23 with her 98 taurus 24v v6. I try to conserve power and fuel around the house and she burns that much more . At least she will feed the wood stove when I'm at work to save some fuel in the winter
I still love her
Best tank= 81.23 mpg on july 1st 2008
SAVE SOME GAS, SAVE THE WORLD!
Let see.... My wife drives a 2005 Honda Pilot. Still jackrabbit starts off at green lights. Still has here foot on the gas until the last second before she needs to brake for turns or lights. Has no problem letting the car idle with the defroster running on max instead of scraping. But when it comes to taking the kids somewhere or having to go get something she becomes VERY fuel conscious and tells me to go because I get better gas mileage. But as stated before I still lover her too.
Women view the gas and brake pedals as on/off switches. Someone already said it, they are all about comfort and convenience. Besides actually thinking about driving might cut into their cell phone conversations.
I would hate to see an earnest question turn into a chauvinism competition. Did we forget that men are, by far, the more dangerous drivers?