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Discussion in 'General' started by brick, Jul 20, 2008.


How much has your FE improved due to driving habits since finding us?

  1. Up to 5%

    7 vote(s)
  2. Up to 10%

    10 vote(s)
  3. Up to 15%

    11 vote(s)
  4. Up to 20%

    15 vote(s)
  5. Up to 25%

    9 vote(s)
  6. Up to 30%

    9 vote(s)
  7. Up to 35%

    6 vote(s)
  8. Up to 40%

    13 vote(s)
  9. Up to 45%

    4 vote(s)
  10. More that 45%

    25 vote(s)
  1. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    How much have you improved your FE? Please only respond after you have had a while to practice the techniques and get comfortable. (The poll is open indefinitely.)
  2. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    I've had up to a 40% increase, I'm sure I can bring that up however.
  3. abcdpeterson

    abcdpeterson Well-Known Member

  4. warthog1984

    warthog1984 Well-Known Member

    Does this include changing vehicles?
  5. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Hmm...good point. My thought was through driving changes only, not counting a new vehicle.
  6. lamebums

    lamebums Member

    More than doubled. :)

    My worst tank was ~29 MPG. Now I'm getting trips well into the 60's.
  7. vtec-e

    vtec-e Celtic MPG Warrior

    I used to get 40mpg imp. now i regularly get 60mpg imp. I even got 67mpg imp. a few tanks ago. It's still not enough!!

  8. Aspasia

    Aspasia Well-Known Member

    What irks me is when I look at my logs from 2005-2007 and see that I was getting between 35-38MPG on I-75 - but I was hauling at the 70MPH speed limit. Or more.

    Driving around town now, I manage 39-40MPG and just wish I had a reason to get back on I-75. I know I could get around 50MPG.
  9. nissynis

    nissynis NC Attorney

    Tank by tank: 25 before finding the site, 31 after, then 35, 39, 45, then who knows? As they say in the McDonald's ad campaign, I'm lovin' it.
  10. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    nissyniss, I suspect if you want to fas and not lose out on the miles or your sg being messed up, install a fuel cut switch and a starter switch. I'll be doing those, our car should be pretty similar. you should be able to find the fuel pump relay under the hood on the driver side firewall, it should be on the left of three. There is a ground wire, just run a switch through that wire, as for the starter, If it's the same as mine, then the starter is the red/black wire. Just run a wire from the battery to there with a spring switch to depress while your car is in motion in a fas to star w/o turning the key and resetting anything. just make sure the fuel pump is turned back on.

    I got the idea from another member who did this.
  11. ATL

    ATL Well-Known Member

    If you don't include a new car purchase 10% maybe (big maybe there) I was already doing pretty much the same things I am doing now before I found the site, but now I have a name for the things I do, however I do try more now (the mileage log keeps me seeking the high score)
  12. Shiba3420

    Shiba3420 Well-Known Member

    Tough to be sure...I started at the same time I bought the HiHy, but since I'm up about 19% over new EPA and since I have been steadily improving, I'm guessing around far.
  13. Shiba3420

    Shiba3420 Well-Known Member

    Anyone know what the average is over EPA on the logged miles for all drivers?
  14. Dan

    Dan KiloTanked in post 153451

    Before I was active here, I got around 5% above (old) EPA. Now I'm over 50% above (old) EPA. Definitely over 45% increase from the transformation.

  15. mparrish

    mparrish Rosie the Riveter Redux

    Here's some fun numbers. The changes pre-date cleanmpg, and are more than just FE, but who cares. ;)

    Two years ago, the family had an '04 Highlander (@ ~18mpg?) & '98 Saturn (@ ~27mpg?). We probably drove them just a bit under EPA, but who knows really. We drove each ~15k miles/year.

    Since then:

    Traded in the Saturn for the Prius
    Hypermiled the Prius
    Traded in the Highlander for cash
    Started biking more / carpooling more

    I figure that we burned ~1389 gallons in 2006. We'll burn 333 in 2008. A 76% drop.

    We have not moved, and have not changed jobs. We just stopped going through gas like MC Hammer goes through money.

    We've basically just started treating energy like the precious resource it is.
  16. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Beat the System Staff Member

    I was getting right at (old) EPA before hypermiling.

    See below for my current results. My average, including the learning curve, is 150%. My recent average is 180% of the old epa rating.
  17. Daox

    Daox Well-Known Member

    I too was getting pretty much right at old EPA before hypermiling. My 90 day average is 50% above that. Still working on getting the lifetime up.
  18. ikea4532

    ikea4532 ikea4532

    well i got to say around 15% because i bought a new car and i was getting 86 % epa on the old car and i am right at 102% on my new hybrid. which is around 15%! i am very satisfied.
  19. basjoos

    basjoos Well-Known Member

    I was getting about old EPA mileage (I got low 40's in winter, high 40's in summer). By hypermiling -I was able to get it into the low 50's in winter, low 60's in summer). Then since most of my driving is highway, I aero modded my car and now get mid 60's in winter, mid 70's in summer.
  20. A024523

    A024523 Currently in Training

    I used to get around 30 in my Tercel, near EPA, with speedy driving, but my last 3 tanks were 51+, so about a 70% improvement. Not bad for an auto tranny, but I wish it was a stick-shift, now that I understand the advantages.

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