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Old 08-03-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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So many good things being discussed here.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I have only been coming here for a short time but have enjoyed the discussions and learned much. I think it a wonderful forum. I am very "green" or try to be.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I don't claim to be "very green". I drive way more than I'd like (too lazy). But my mind is starved for information on all the issues. So it helps me a lot to read these threads.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Here
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There are a lot worse things than driving in my opinion.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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There are a lot worse things than driving in my opinion.
From what standpoint? I can say that driving at peak fuel efficiency is way better than driving in gridlock or at 75 mph. Unfortunately, only a minority of drivers ever attempt fuel efficiency.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:13 AM
 
Location: CA, U.S.A.
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I don't claim to be "very green". I drive way more than I'd like (too lazy). But my mind is starved for information on all the issues. So it helps me a lot to read these threads.
Well actually driving a gasoline-fueled car isn't so bad in a heavily tree populated area since the trees absorb and convert the carbon-dioxide emissions into oxygen. Perhaps this is why some so densely populated areas, like in certain parts of San Bernardino, California, USA, have so many trees and plants planted everywhere. After spending my teenage years in El Paso, Texas I was delighted to see SO much green everywhere when I moved back to California!~

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Yeh, urban forests are a real benefit. Love cities that love trees.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:43 AM
 
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~ When you drive imagine an egg between your foot and the gas pedal

~ When highway driving draft the 18 wheelers

~ Coast to traffic lights

~ NEVER get into a stoplight Grand Prix

~ Stay away from the coffin cars (Smart cars) they are dangerous to your health

~ Purchase a car that has Bluetooth and a navigation system that tells you what to do

~ Tell everyone you know never ever send a text message when you are on the road.

Driving is like a chess match, anticipation, planning and a calm disposition is the trick.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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And it seems every car now has cruise control. On the freeway, accelerate to the 40-55 range, set the cruise, take your foot off the pedal. I've doubled mileage in a fullsized car that way.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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And it seems every car now has cruise control. On the freeway, accelerate to the 40-55 range, set the cruise, take your foot off the pedal. I've doubled mileage in a fullsized car that way.
Funny can you set and activate the cruise control and still keep on driving with your foot on the gas pedal? Sorta defeats setting and activating the cruise control IMO....

In Texas on the highway I get up to 100 and then set the cruise control, setting cruise control on a city freeway most of the time is idiotic....

Please tell us what car you have... Doubled the gas mileage? Are you one of those stoplight grand prix banzai types? If not I want the vehicle you are driving...

I have a 2005 Acura, I get around 31 in the city, open highway doing 100 I get 27 (confirmed by my onboard computer system and verified by my eyes on pumped gas and calculator)....

My 1997 Olds 98 gets 13 in the city and with cruise control active 18 on the highway....

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