Which car is best for me?

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by Deeko, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    And you'll likely have fuel cut, where mine does not. I'm curious to see how the newer model compares to mine. You can hit into the 40s, but you'll need to work for it. I was able to get into the mid 30s by merely driving the limits with cruise control and inflating the tires to max sidewell. Turning off the A/C will help push it into the upper 30s.
     
  2. Deeko

    Deeko Member

    What is fuel cut?

    At the moment, first tank has 308 miles on it.. the gauge looks like around 1/16th of a tank left - 90% city, hills, lights. 41psi in tires. Not as good as the folks here, but considerably better than the v8 suv :)
     
  3. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    When you let up the gas pedal, and you can feel the car start to slow (but much faster than if it were in neutral) than it is in fuel cut. Basically, the engine will not inject gas into the cylinders and use the resistance in the engine to slow the car down. Great if you need to stop for a mistimed light, or stop sign, or whatever. Not great if you want to glide.
     
  4. Deeko

    Deeko Member

    Absolutely then. I was wondering why this car didn't have overdrive or something because every time I let my foot off the gas it's like trying to reign itself in. So I've been making friends with neutral quite a bit.. thankfully, the hyundai pops into neutral very easily - almost like they want me to do it :)
     
  5. Ophbalance

    Ophbalance Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, the Sedona behaves that way too. It's a fine edge between a glide and fuel cut, and it's not much a difference in pedal position.
     

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