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I was wondering some more …

I was wondering, some more Have you ever noticed the car or truck with that sticker “How’s My Driving” or “I’m a Safe Driver,” with a toll-free number for you to call and compliment or complain about the driver’s skills?  I was wondering if anyone ever calls those numbers.  I have been thinking about getting … Continue reading

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Still Hypermiling (Or, Trying to Anyway)

I have noticed a lot of news reports on TV and in the newspaper recently about hypermiling. Jump on the bandwagon, save some gas money, stretch that $ a little further, sign up a whole bunch more hypermilers. Works for me. My dream commute would be instead of having HOT Lanes (High Occupancy Toll Lanes … Continue reading

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Extreme Hypermiling, Illegal?

I’ve always thought that anything taken to the extreme is probably not good. Apparently the police think this way too. In my opinion, common sense is probably the first step in saving gas and boosting gas mileage. Courtesy of the CBS Morning Show: posted with vodpod Continue reading

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Slug, Slugger, Slugging, Slug Line, or “A Cheap Way To Commute”

The first time I heard about slugging was when I moved to the Northern Virginia area. I was talking with a colleague who asked where I was living, and after commenting about my long commute, he suggested that I might look into slugging. There is a convoluted reason for the name “Slug” and how it … Continue reading

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Hypermiling Update, or “Is it really worth it?” or, “What is that sucking sound I hear?”

To answer the question, “Is it really worth it?”, I would say yes. I drive a 2005 Ford Escape (non-hybrid). Before I started using some of the hypermiling tactics, I was getting 21 miles per gallon. Now, after a week of trying to hypermile but not always succeeding, I calculated my mileage at 25 mpg. … Continue reading