This is my little background history about myself and my personal quest to save change at the pump. =) I'll try to keep this as brief as possible. My goal started back with my second car when I was going to college. It was a 2001 Mercury Cougar V-6 with an automatic transmission. Nice looking car with major mechanical issues causing it to be anything but a gas sipper. I was upside down with my Mercury and decided to jump ship before it got any worse. At this point I promised myself two things... 1) Get a manual transmission car (not so much for saving gas, but just because I love to shift) 2) Get a Toyota (Toyota fan at heart, and experience working on them) My name is YawizGuy because, indeed, I do have a Yaris now and yes it is a manual transmission. I love this car so much. =) As you could probably imagine, going from a V6 to a tiny I-4, I saved a lot of money on gas. At the time I didn't care or know about hypermiling. I was happy where I was with the gas improvement at the time... Skipping all the long boring stuff in between like moving out my parents house and stuff and then you can imagine why I'm here... Simply, I wanted to become more involved with my car during my commute and created a goal for myself called "The 400 Miles Per Tank Challenge"... So lately I have been researching this "hypermiling" stuff I came across and it appears I can surpass 400 easily if I follow just a few of the techniques the pro hypermilers employ. Just the knowledge I gained so far has helped me feel like when I was 16 (22 now) and driving was new and exciting... Every outing seems like a personal mission. I mean, I don't know if this hypermiling is good or bad for me. Ha ha. I just want to get out and practice, for no reason, which is only counter productive, isn't it? =P On the side, I hope to modify this car too, not only for max mpg, but performance and looks. I love aftermarket accessories. I want wheels, tint, engine mods... Blah blah blah... You know... Anyways, look forward to learning. You can call me "Lee" also.