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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    High rpm at 120-130 is a big part of why my C63 never gets good highway mileage(10.5L/100+). I bet the new 9-MCT’s Get way better highway mileage.
    Gearing helps a ton. Cruising 100-110 on my chart where I'm getting around 6L/100km in 9th. Doing 120-130 I'm in the low 7's with minimal hybrid help.
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    Oh man, I hear people getting hard ons over 3 cents difference and going out of their way. Like fuck that, that's less than 2$ of savings on the average car. I probably should use Costco myself, it's a 10 cent per liter savings, and it's directly on my path of travel every day. Mainly I just refuse to go because I can't collect credit card points there.
    You can of you get a Costco Capital One MasterCard. $0.03/L rewards, tap to pay and the card is your Costco membership card. Annual fee is simply the executive membership fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misterman View Post
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    Oh man, I hear people getting hard ons over 3 cents difference and going out of their way. Like fuck that, that's less than 2$ of savings on the average car. I probably should use Costco myself, it's a 10 cent per liter savings, and it's directly on my path of travel every day. Mainly I just refuse to go because I can't collect credit card points there.
    Funny, my mother in law who is also a smoker is always the first one that complains about 5 cent raise in gas prices. Keep also in mind she drives a stick shift Honda Fit and drives about 25km a week lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 370Z View Post
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    Funny, my mother in law who is also a smoker is always the first one that complains about 5 cent raise in gas prices. Keep also in mind she drives a stick shift Honda Fit and drives about 25km a week lol
    The price of her fill-ups would fluctuate by less than $2 haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 370Z View Post
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    Funny, my mother in law who is also a smoker is always the first one that complains about 5 cent raise in gas prices. Keep also in mind she drives a stick shift Honda Fit and drives about 25km a week lol
    Yeah, but that 5c is costing her 2 packs of smokes a year!

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    I get about 19,685,039" per tank so I'm not too worried on fill up costs.

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    I get about 850,000,000mm per tank.

    Roughly 6000ml/100000000mm

    Mostly just commuting on Deerfoot at off peak times.

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    in addition to also hating trying to figure out gas mileage, I also don't care enough about the price of gas to worry about saving a buck or two when I fill my tank. my best friend always talks up Costco as the only place to get gas because it is cheaper than anywhere else, but i'm not about to start wasting time out of my day to drive farther than I have to for gas.
    I know what you mean. So many people I know rave about Costco gas prices and go out of their way to get gas there. With the extra driving and lost time it's probably not really much of a savings for a lot people. The Costco closest to me is the one at Deerfoot Meadows and it's an absolute shit show at any given time of day. I can fill up at Superstore or Esso which are both right down the street from me and I get PC Optimum points for gas there too. Plus I value my time more than saving $2 out of an entire fill up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    I can go 3 months on a tank
    I don't know why you are even on a car forum... LOL
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    Come off it. This hasn't been a real car forum for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Come off it. This hasn't been a real car forum for years.
    Sarcasm detector broken sir?
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    My truck gets about four months to a tank in the winter.

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    I get 218,000 fathoms on a tank. My tank holds 95 quarts. That converts to 83 nautical miles per Winchester bushel of diesel, which isn't bad I don't think for a truck that weighs almost 32,000 newtons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugarphreak View Post
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    It isn't how many miles you get on a tank... it is how many weeks you can get out of it! Haha
    Iím at 8 months and the same tank of gas in one vehicle...suck on that!

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    OP: I am in 100% agreement. Everyone tank size is different.

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    Gearing helps a ton. Cruising 100-110 on my chart where I'm getting around 6L/100km in 9th. Doing 120-130 I'm in the low 7's with minimal hybrid help.
    Do you know how one could find the "optimal" speeds for fuel economy based on gearing? I feel that I often get better mileage at 90 vs. 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
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    OP: I am in 100% agreement. Everyone tank size is different.



    Do you know how one could find the "optimal" speeds for fuel economy based on gearing? I feel that I often get better mileage at 90 vs. 70.

    I didn't save the link, but I came across one before that listed best speed for fuel mileage. I thought the information was available because manufacturers are required to test it IIRC. But don't quote that, it was a long time ago when I saw it.

    But in general for most cars optimal speed is around 55mph, which is why they set the speed limit there during gas shortages all those years ago.

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    "Best speed" varies widely due to aerodynamics, gearing, engine displacement, tire rolling resistance, weather conditions, road surface etc. etc. etc.

    You would need a wind tunnel and a dyno to figure it out.

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    To set an optimal speed for all cars or even most cars would be extremely difficult. It would even be different for 2 of the same cars with different tires.

    You can usually identify the point where your mileage falls off a cliff though, so if you stay below that you are probably within the realm of not caring if you're getting 6.2 vs 6.6 L/100km or whatever.

    I think for most people though, arriving sooner far, far, outweighs any fuel savings if they value their time.

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    You can see current gas mileage on most newer cars no? It's pointless for stop and go traffic but on highway I'm sure you can use it to optimize efficiency if you choose to.

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