06-06-2008, 09:25 AM
Hi all! I thought I'd join the community to get some tips or suggestions on increasing my MPG, and post some stats on a somewhat unconventional "hypermiling" vehicle. I've been kind of going at the whole thing as a competition with myself to see if I can get higher than I have before, and so far on my way home the best I've gotten is 43.1 mpg. I'm not sure exactly what the "combined EPA estimate" means, but I think my estimate for highway is 27, city 18. My drive home is 24.8 miles, through a few towns, with about 15 stoplights and speed limits ranging from 25-55...my new goal is to try to get 45 mpg, but I sure was milking it for 43! Turning my car off while coasting, slowing down up hills a little, anticipating lights etc...anyhoo, glad to be able to join a group of people saving money and pollution!