Best commute so far!

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by F8L, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. F8L

    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    I know tons of people post better numbers but I'm still stoked! I stuck to the back roads which obviously extended the commute time but it was relaxing and really boosted the MPG numbers.

    This was on stock Integritys, 62/60psi, subwoofers and amplifier still hooked up. I coasted a lot but no true P&G stuff.

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    Drivers of "normal" cars just don't understand the high, huh? Great numbers. Way to go!:rockon:
     
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    F8L Protecting Habitat & AG Lands

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    Having been a drag racer for so long I can honestly say there is not much difference between pushing for maximum ET/MPH and eeking out the best MPG numbers. The enjoyment is the same. Maximizing MPG does require a bunch more skill IMO though. Not only is it tough to scope out your next move 1/2 a mile of roadway at a time but you have to modify that plan as soon as another driver enters your "zone" so that you do not create a road a hazard with your hypermiling antics. lol
     
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    The biggest obstacle to getting good mileage is other people. ;)
     
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    So True!! Other people, mostly in their great big SUV's, usually with only one occupant, interfering with my attempt to increase my MPG average for a tank!!:D
     
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    As bas as it sounds you guys are totally correct. If not for the people who came flying up on my rear bumper I would have been able to push 60mpg I just know it. There were many times I had to speed up to the max speed limit so I didn't tick them off too much. They would usually pass me anyway and it was back to hypermiling. :rockon:

    The warmer temps helped too. I'm hoping these higher numbers willbe more commong once temps get into the upper 80s-90s.
     
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