So, yeah, I figured I'd introduce myself here... the thread title is basically the story of my driving life. When I was a little kid, I'd always seen $1 a gallon of gas, and I figured, well, when I start driving, it's money I need to drive, but no big problem...right? Well, $1 became $3.15 and suddenly it's a big obstacle to driving places. The bottom line basically became "No, it's Bad on Gas" whenever people wanted me to do something, drive somewhere, or...you get the idea. Ever since I started paying for my gas, I started adopting these tactics: Driving slower - I rarely go more than 60, usually to the sound of my buddies griping and saying "Pick up the pace" Turning the car off downhill - with hills like these, that's just begging me to get some unbelievable gas mileage. The only problem is when I have to drive back up that hill...that hurts. I don't take off like a jackrabbit, I coast as long as possible (I hate braking), and I stick it in neutral whenever possible (I drive a five speed). In the rain I'll drive on the right line to stay out of the grooves. I don't turn the A/C on, run the fans, or burn headlights unless absolutely necessary. In fact I'm usually one of the last cars on the road to turn my headlights on... my night vision isn't bad, anyway. I have a golf bag - but you can bet it's only in the trunk when I'm actually headed to/from the golf course. Same with all other junk. If it's not important, it's not in the car. And, I regularly clean out the fuel injectors to maximize mileage. I'm notorious among my friends for trying to find way to get better gas mileage, and I will deliberately avoid situations where I have to floor it. Unfortunately, my daily commute is almost entirely driving on hills like the one I posted. The best I get is mid 30's (although driving on I-71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, I got 47 miles to the gallon...) because of those **** hills, and cold starts aren't helping either. I figure: what can I do to get that higher? (I drive a 2000 Toyota Echo, five speed, everything's stock, though.) I hate driving back up that hill. Imagine doing it for 15 minutes, up and down, up and down, the entire way. Yeah.