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Forum: Fuel Efficiency & Emissions

Discuss tips and techniques for getting the most from a gallon of gas. And share your concerns about what comes out of the tailpipe.

  1. Driving strategy for better gas mileage

    I bought my '05 civic hybrid about one month ago and have driven almost 1000 miles. I have been getting around 40mpg (regularly registering 41-42mpg...

    Started by ‎, 12-02-2004 01:33 AM
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    06-21-2008 04:43 AM Go to last post
  2. Reality check- hybrids, fuel efficiency

    Well, some people think hybrids are the greatest thing since sliced bread. And maybe they have a point . But let's get something straight. When...

    Started by ‎, 03-11-2005 04:42 AM
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    04-11-2012 01:31 AM Go to last post
  3. Dangers of Over Inflating Tires

    There have been many postings offering recommendations regarding increasing tire inflation to increase fuel economy. There have also been many...

    Started by vtr5955‎, 05-23-2011 03:33 PM
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    12-22-2013 02:32 AM Go to last post
  4. What's the actual mpg for all hybrids?

    For all you hybrid owners out there. What's the mpg you're getting. I'm interested in know since I want to purchase a hybrid myself. Just fill in...

    Started by ‎, 09-02-2005 05:17 AM
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    12-05-2012 03:37 AM Go to last post
  5. THE EV ADVANTAGE

    Its been about a year ago that I ordered my FWD Ford Escape Hybrid. The first thing I did was get on the web and try to find all the information I...

    Started by ‎, 12-01-2005 08:23 PM
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    03-22-2006 11:01 AM Go to last post
  6. Ever feel embarassed filling up a hybrid

    Just interested, Do any of you fellow hybrid car owners feel a little embarassed filling up, especially alongside gas-guzzlers filling up too? ...

    Started by ‎, 05-02-2006 03:24 AM
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    06-10-2007 07:13 AM Go to last post
  7. Long distance Range

    can someone tell me how far can you drive these cars? How fast can you drive them?

    Started by ‎, 09-01-2005 05:58 AM
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    10-13-2005 04:26 AM Go to last post
  8. hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    Some hybrids use twice as much fuel as a VW Lupo. They contain components that may be future problems in landfills and the extra energy (& pollution)...

    Started by ‎, 01-16-2005 09:08 PM
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    05-31-2007 10:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Hybrids and Aggressive Driving

    A study from the DOE showed that hybrid fuel economy suffers under more demanding driving conditions, including high speeds and/or fast acceleration:...

    Started by ‎, 01-19-2006 10:56 PM
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    08-01-2006 02:39 AM Go to last post
  10. DIY hybrid conversion

    new to forum, sorry if this is a mispost Ok, as a monumental project, I have decided to convert my gas guzzling 1969 firebird into i believe what...

    Started by code_490‎, 02-22-2007 10:28 AM
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    04-23-2012 07:15 PM Go to last post
  11. Manual Transmission

    I would like to see a car maker build a hybrid or purely electric vehicle that has a shifter & a clutch. I have tried driving an automatic, it...

    Started by Drive a Stick shift‎, 08-02-2008 11:27 AM
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    11-09-2012 06:44 PM Go to last post
  12. MPG Display in Dashboards

    The way I see it, the real "problem" with hybrid cars with respect to mileage, is that they show you immediately and over time what your actual gas...

    Started by ‎, 12-25-2004 12:38 AM
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    03-05-2009 08:36 PM Go to last post
  13. Best Oil for MPG - 8.7% increase?

    I found this Blog with excellent charts and such. I saw one HCH owner saying Mobil 1 is the way to go - but not according to these charts! ...

    Started by ‎, 02-28-2005 07:24 PM
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  14. A European Perspecitve - Want 65 mpg?

    As a Brit, working for a German powertrain design consultancy and servicing the US auto industry, i`m intrigued about many things in the American...

    Started by Tom Reedy‎, 06-09-2007 08:36 PM
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    10-19-2008 07:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Tornado Air System and K&N Air Filter

    I have a HCH II with under 200 miles on it. Has anyone tried to improve MPG by installing either or both the Tornado Air System and K&N Air Filter?

    Started by ‎, 05-25-2006 03:54 AM
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  16. Motorcycles vs hybrids

    do you really need to drive car 100% of time? there are other alternatives besides hybrids: motorcycles and scooters get 50-80MPG real life MPG, cost...

    Started by ‎, 05-30-2006 09:05 PM
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    12-30-2006 06:46 AM Go to last post
  17. Consumer Reports is WRONG!

    I just received the November 05 issue of Consumer Reports, which rates mid-sized SUVs. It's great that the Highlander Hybrid and the Lexus 400h are...

    Started by ‎, 09-27-2005 08:13 PM
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    10-14-2005 04:42 AM Go to last post
  18. Premium fuel

    Has anyone compared their mileage with premium vs. regular gasoline? In my Civic Hybrid, I estimate that I get almost 10% better mileage with...

    Started by ‎, 05-28-2005 06:39 AM
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    01-29-2009 01:02 AM Go to last post
  19. Why mileage seems so low these days

    First let me say I love my prius. Now let me ask why my 1993 Honda Civic SI which had about 135 HP was able to get MPGs of 36 to 41 but my new...

    Started by ‎, 01-13-2006 01:00 AM
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    04-16-2012 05:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Mileage Tips: Engine Start-up & Warm-up

    In the Mileage section of this site, you advise drivers not to allow their car time to warm before driving. I disagree. First, this wears heavily...

    Started by ‎, 05-10-2006 06:02 PM
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    03-17-2012 10:53 AM Go to last post

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