Like you today I was able to show an average of 67MPG for a short time after filling up this AM. Back into the hills and accelerated driving quickly droped me back down to 44 mpg. Even 44MPG is good over my Highlander Hybrid's 24MPG in town. I'll take the 20 mpg gain, two weeks cost me $34.00 to fill up where I was spending that per week.Good info tried some of the tips on my 8 mile drive home being ultra conservative and believe it or not I topped 60 mpg I wasn't able to sustain it for the full ride but I was able to get there
No kidding! Hey, since you're from VA, I know it's been quite warm down there already. How does the mileage compare when using the AC vs. not using it? I suspect it might suffer a bit?I thought the part in the article about "When to Drive" kind of funny, though. Wouldn't we all love to avoid rush-hour traffic, skip driving on rainy days, and only drive on warm days?
Hmm... I just realized I've had this thing set on Auto AC since the day I took delivery. I usually keep the temp on 78 degrees.No kidding! Hey, since you're from VA, I know it's been quite warm down there already. How does the mileage compare when using the AC vs. not using it? I suspect it might suffer a bit?
From my own experience, this seems a bit too much.Is this really true? I sure do hope not. I understand once you're driving a bit faster than the speed limit, your mileage will suffer, but really, 1 MPG per 1 MPH!?
For every mph over 50 mph, you lose approximately 1 mpg. Slowing down from 65 to 60 mph or from 75 to 70 mph will save you approximately 5 mpg.
From my own experience, this seems a bit too much.
I'll express in km/L,
If I go at 100km(about 60m) I do about 4.8l/100km(49mpg)
If I go at 115km(about 71.5m) I do about 5.4l/100km(43.5mpg)
So I'd say 2 for 1 based on my experience on the highway
Nitrogen filled tires is a total scam, unless you fear a fire. That is why airlines and race cars use Nitrogen. The theory is that Oxygen is more likely to leak from the tire than nitrogen. Since Nitrogen makes up roughly 80% of the atmosphere with Oxygen roughly 20% it would only take a few replenishments to replace most of that darned pesky oxygen, so that eventually and well within the life of the tire, most of the "air" in there would be mostly nitrogen.So awesome I tried increasing tire inflation from 32 psi to 40 psi and so far mpgs went up at least 2 mpg. I have a trunk organizer with a lot of stuff. I am going to remove all the junk and maybe that will increase it even more. Has anyone tried nitrogen filled tires?