How Far At What Speed
As a Commercial Boat Captain you learn to drive your boat using the fuel gauge & tachometer. There is a curve that pushed too far consumes great quantities of fuel with only a slight speed gain. The same with my Accord at 65 mph I get 26 mpg. At 53 mph using cruise control I get 34 mpg. A 24% (if my math is right) increase. So when my fuel light comes on and I am not just in town I know that if I need to I can make it to the next cheap gas if I add 10 minutes to my time schedule and slow down.
Yup cruise control is nice- I hear manual transmission saves a bundle also. However, I don't advise cruise control, because you may be paying more attention to that instead of the road-and where I come from-Western New York-You might hit a deer...or perhaps a person if you're real stupid. Manual could be the same for the new timers-I don't own one myself, but now that I've learned that they are more efficient, I wish I had a Manual Chevy S-10-because it can hold loads.
I went 566 Miles in My 2000 Accord. I forgot I had to fill up because I have a picture of my kids covering my gas gauge. I think it is because I have a manual and I dont really use the AC too often. Also I try to keep the trunk empty. I also LOOOOVE my honda!
to The Smart Guy^^ - you dont advise cruise control cuz you might be paying to much attention to that instead of the road?? cruise control helps you pay more attention cuz you dont have to watch your speed. i dont get your logic. ??
I don't quite know how you got 24% but, if your talking about % increase of Gas mileage as compared, 34 MPG is a 30.769% increase from 26 MPG.
Never ceases to amaze me how many people in gas guzzlers continue to violate speed laws while complaining about how much they spend on gas.
I have a 2010 Toyota Prius and the best fuel economy I have gotten is 92.1 mpg. that is cruising at about 40 mph with Cruise control and using the battery only for short distances in little towns I traveled thru, still maintaining about 40 mph. Even my Toyota dealer had trouble believing it, until I showed him the photos I took of the instrument panel showing the mileage, average speed and fuel economy. These reading occurred over 47 miles and 70 mile trips. (the second trip was ONLY 91.8 mph) I never get below at least 50 mpg regardless of speed or distance. Winter or Summer. Secondary roads or interstates.