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What really saves gas?
« on: Sep 29, 05, 11:27:20 am CDT »

The test cars and parameters are at: http://site.aol.com/autos/article/8.adp,

Their summary, for a noticeable difference in gas consumption; keep your tires at the proper pressure, use the cruise control, roll down your windows, and stop being a lead foot.
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 05, 12:20:12 pm CDT »

Quote from: "Capt Bob"
The test cars and parameters are at: http://site.aol.com/autos/article/8.adp,

Their summary, for a noticeable difference in gas consumption; keep your tires at the proper pressure, use the cruise control, roll down your windows, and stop being a lead foot.


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« Reply #2 on: Sep 29, 05, 12:30:08 pm CDT »

Well I'm doing my part. My truck just passed the 3 year old mark and I only have 13,000 miles on it.

Yes...I'm not much for cars.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 29, 05, 12:37:57 pm CDT »

You got me beat. My car is at 80,000 and I've had it 8 years 8 months.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 29, 05, 01:16:54 pm CDT »

Had my car 7 or 8 years and I've put about 150,000 miles on it.  Not much of a home body, me.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 05, 02:03:51 pm CDT »

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 29, 05, 02:28:35 pm CDT »

my car just turned 5 years old (saturn SL1) and has 95,000 miles on it...

and because of mythbusters I run with air off and windows down when it is not sweltering hot!

And my car gets good gas miles....it is small and speedy...those four lil hammies run their ass off for a little high milage oil and windshielf wiper fluid!
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 29, 05, 04:24:20 pm CDT »

I do not own a car. Used public transportation until I met and married PirateRogue.
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 30, 05, 09:04:10 am CDT »

I put about 100,000 miles on my truck over the last 2 years.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 30, 05, 09:00:07 pm CDT »

I have almost 137K on my honda, with 79k of that since March of 2003. And the car is only 6 years old.

Then again, I used to drive about 80 miles a day to get to work. Now I drive about 45 miles round trip.
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 01, 05, 08:32:53 am CDT »

In addition to the points made by Capt Bob, one of the best ways to save gas is to maintain your vehicle.  It will get the best milage when it is running properly, which means regular checking of fluids by you and regular trips to the mechanic.  It might seem pricey to get it checked often, but it may save you a huge "car broke down" bill.  As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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