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      11-12-2009, 01:34 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by wrongprotocol View Post
i totally agree. what's always worked well for me is to pretend there's an egg under my gas/break pedal and i dont want to break a result, your revs never pass like 2500 and your brakes never get stomped (unless of course you have to).
What works for me is to pretend there's a rock on top of my foot and I can't get it off. 19mpg in nearly all local and 2-lane, same as my E46 330.
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      11-12-2009, 08:25 AM   #24

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My 128i just got 27 MPG with mixed city/highway driving. Once it had a few thousand miles on it the mileage should improve a little.
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      11-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by jibaholic101 View Post
too much of an inconvenience to follow all these rules, i just get gas when i need it and drive how i want
amen to that. this car is just too much fun to stay out of the power all the time. If I wanted to save gas, I'd have bought a diesel golf
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      11-20-2009, 11:58 PM   #26

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When your exhaust is as loud as mine, you gain a little bit of sound discipline. Along with sound discipline, you improve gas mileage.
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      12-16-2009, 05:06 PM   #27
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i get about 21-22 mpg
i reset my thing every time i fill up. the best i done was 25.9
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      12-28-2010, 01:22 PM   #28
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My 135i averaged 31 MPG driving between 65-70MPH on a trip upstate. Very impressed.
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      01-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #29

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My 128i got 30.9 mpg (on the car computer, reset after filling the tank) on an RT from DC to NC beaches and back. On I95 and I64, I was maintaining a steady 77mph (a smidge above the limit, but slower than most folks) in the right lane. On the NC roads, I stayed at 7 to 8 mph over the limit. I am hoping for slightly better economy over time. But like someone mentioned, it is alot more fun to zip around. (And I still get about 24mpg...)
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      01-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #30
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I have used these techniques before for big savings when it was absolutely necessary. Once, when I was a teenager (about a million years ago), I had to drive from DC to Columbus Ohio on 20 bucks. I used every trick in the book to improve my mileage...coasting down long hills in neutral, tailgating trucks, driving super conservative. I sweated out the last hundred miles or so, but I made it with a couple bucks in my pocket.
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      01-14-2011, 10:37 PM   #31

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Gahh but I love revving my engine to 4k RPM from a standstill =(

Dam NA IL6 and their lack of torque til 3k RPM!
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      01-15-2011, 06:04 PM   #32

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Im getting great economy to date.

Best of 38.7 MPG over 75 miles of 50-70mph A roads and consistently solid 37.6 over a 360 mile 70-80MPH motorway slog.

In fairness I do that many miles Im good at driving smoothly and economically and planning ahead but its still surprised me.

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