We get a consistant 22-26 mpg with our 08. and thats doing considerable amount of travel in the mts of VT and NY. and the Blue Ridge Parkway. One thing I learned as a professional driver in NY. is drive gently.
People tend to accelerate briskly just because they can.--SUCKS FUEL!!!!
People tend to drive briskly up to a stop sign or light and hit the breaks hard. WASTES MOMENTUM AND EATS BRAKES NEEDLESSLY. [[there is two ways to slow a car. Hit the breaks hard or take your foot of the GO-PEDAL early]] Anticipate lights and stop signs. SAVES FUEL!!!
On the t-ways and interstates, people tend to PASS then slow down, PASS then slow down.... etc...etc.. I found as a pro. driver on the NY t-way. that wen its posted at 65, I do 70 then STAY THERE. Be consistant!! SAVES FUEL!!! Less STRESS!!
On Rong Island, in dense traffic, I drive ONE MPH SLOWER than everyone else, and that always leaves a clear space in front to watch all the others do STUPID, DANGEROUS crap. Be consistant!! SAVES FUEL!!! Possibly saves lives. Makes travel a lot less stressful.
Besides, are we all really in that much of a hurry???
Last edited by coldrold; 12-06-2011 at 10:38 AM.