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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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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

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Hypermiling Part One or, “How to Make Friends While Driving”

So, yesterday, I started “practicing” my hypermiling skills. I hit the Interstate at 63 miles per hour (the speed limit is 55 mph), staying in the right lane almost the whole 25 miles to work. I didn’t have to hit the brakes for almost 20 miles of the trip. No fast accellerations, no slamming the … Continue reading

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Hypermiling or “How to Save Gas by Changing Your Driving Habits”

I saw a news bit last week on hypermiling and got to thinking. Is it possible to save money/gas by using these techniques? A lot of people that are hypermiling are driving hybrid vehicles, but a lot are driving old fashioned gas guzzlers, too. Hypermilers are drivers that exceed EPA estimated fuel efficiency on their … Continue reading

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The Price of Gas is On My Mind and On My Charge Card

Someone recently e-mailed me a link to an interesting web site MSN Auto that will help you find cheap gas by zip codes. So, I plugged in my zip code and found cheap(er) gas about 15 minutes away that would take me about 30 minutes to get to. The three or four cents per gallon … Continue reading

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Armageddon, Yogi Berra, and the Price of Gas

Thanks to Yogi Berra for the quote. The reason it came to mind yesterday was because I needed to put gas in the truck and almost had a heart attack when I saw the price for unleaded ranging from $3.87 to $3.98 a gallon. It may not be Armageddon per se, but I do believe … Continue reading