You Know You're a Hypermiler if....

Discussion in 'General' started by Chuck, May 26, 2006.

  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I think that's where most of my tire wear comes from , lol. Turning hard in an engine-off glide.
    Also , almost-unavoidable braking in expressway traffic.
     
  2. 08EscapeHybrid

    08EscapeHybrid Moderator

    I just replaced the front rotors on my FEH this past weekend. Only 50,000 miles on them. My pads still looked like new though. I failed safety inspection because my rotors were rusted and pitted. I guess I rely on regenerative braking a bit too much, LOL. Even the inspector said new rotors, but there was no sense in replacing the pads.
     
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  3. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    One of my first cars was a diesel Rabbit, which I got used, and I was surprised when I got the pads changed at 120K to find they were the originals. But with 24:1 compression that car had real good engine braking. Car had a whopping 52 HP IIRC.
     
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  4. litesong

    litesong litesong

    You know you're a hypermiler, when you see the familiar school bus coming up behind you & the kids shout, "Oh, no! We'll never get home!".
     
  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    That far, uhh!
     
  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Once, the Mount Vernon, Washington I-5 freeway was out of commission because a semi-truck/trailer destroyed one of the river bridges. ALL I-5 traffic (including Seattle-Vancouver traffic) had to go via backroads. I desperately checked Google Earth, looking for a way around the tragic traffic mess. I noted one back route (I had been on before) did NOT have a stop sign at a crossroads like it used to, but a new "round-about". I said to myself, that's the route I need to take...... & it was! Altho slower than the broken normal freeway speeds, it was a continuous flow, till only the last 50 yards before the "round-about". Once the I-5 bridge was repaired, the "round-about" route is now one of my favorite scenic travel routes.... also, because it gives excellent MPG!!!
     
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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh.... NO....that isn't true....eeeuuuuwww!
     
  8. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    Just hope you don't run out of wiper fluid in that case.
     
  9. litesong

    litesong litesong

    You're a hypermiler if no one is ever ahead of you (fast bicyclists do count, passing vehicles don't count).
     
  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I can't remember the last time I passed slower traffic on the highway.
     
  11. thunderstruck

    thunderstruck Super Moderator

    I have, and while I wanted a bumper sticker that said "You just got passed...by a Prius", I decided it would be like painting a bullseye on the back of the car.
     
  12. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    If I was the kind of guy who would put a bumper sticker on my car , it would read:

    PLEASE feel free to go around me. Jeez !
     
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  13. litesong

    litesong litesong

    You try to babysit the drivers behind you too.
     
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