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LOL!

It's not ENTIRELY for fuel economy...

I had to pay $200.00 (after hearing and appeal fees and the actual ticket) for going 32 in a 25 zone... (effin' BS, btw)

So I vowed never to pay the state of MA for car-related tickets again!

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LOL!

It's not ENTIRELY for fuel economy...

I had to pay $200.00 (after hearing and appeal fees and the actual ticket) for going 32 in a 25 zone... (effin' BS, btw)

So I vowed never to pay the state of MA for car-related tickets again!

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Ouch ... Sorry to hear that.

I have no tickets of any kind and have never been pulled over. I always obey the speed limits, especially in the city and through school zones.
 

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It really, really, really, really was BS. The cop was simply making quota, and he tagged me. The road I was on (16W in Cambridge/Somerville), is extremely windy (like lots of S-turns, not weather related lol) with lots of up and downs, and I've driven it 5 more times. Each time, just driving normally, I would go past 25 mph simply by shifting. Keeping it under 25 is actually MORE DANGEROUS than going 30 because there are climbs that I have to negotiate.

He showed up to the hearing AND the appeal, so I guess he really hated me.

lol.
 

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It's unfortunate that some of them are like that.

That's how some of the border guards are. They want to show that they have the upper hand, so some of them can be quite ______ (insert your word of choice here). They treat you like a criminal without you even doing anything.
 

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It really, really, really, really was BS. The cop was simply making quota, and he tagged me. The road I was on (16W in Cambridge/Somerville), is extremely windy (like lots of S-turns, not weather related lol) with lots of up and downs, and I've driven it 5 more times. Each time, just driving normally, I would go past 25 mph simply by shifting. Keeping it under 25 is actually MORE DANGEROUS than going 30 because there are climbs that I have to negotiate.

He showed up to the hearing AND the appeal, so I guess he really hated me.

lol.
Some cops are total d-bags, I can't stand the ones who are total pricks and abuse their power of authority. I drive the speed limit so those sort of issues don't happen.
 

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uuhhhmm....thats nuts....do tell your secrets!
although this tank i'm doing REALLY good!
every thursday i'm usually empty and fill up
i filled up last thursday and today still have a half a tank =]
i could deal with only getting gas twice a month!!

I have no secrets. I just do a few things to ensure the best gas mileage I can get. You have to own a stick shift, though. Basically, I...

- drive off immediately after turning the engine on (buckle up, adjust everything before turning on the car)

- I turn off my engine the second my car is parked (idling is the devil)

- cruise in neutral to red lights, down or up off-ramps, and anywhere else I can safely do so

- shift at 2,800 rmps

- 65 MAX on the highway, going faster ONLY to pass people

- Mobil 1 Oil and Filter (I believe these 2 things play a key role)

That's it!

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I have no secrets. I just do a few things to ensure the best gas mileage I can get. You have to own a stick shift, though. Basically, I...

- drive off immediately after turning the engine on (buckle up, adjust everything before turning on the car)

- I turn off my engine the second my car is parked (idling is the devil)

- cruise in neutral to red lights, down or up off-ramps, and anywhere else I can safely do so

- shift at 2,800 rmps

- 65 MAX on the highway, going faster ONLY to pass people

- Mobil 1 Oil and Filter (I believe these 2 things play a key role)

That's it!

:jumping:
Good piece of advice man!

The only problem, when the speed limit is 75 mph just north of here, it's hard to even go 65 mph in that stretch of freeway. Other than that, sounds like the secrets of success!
 

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I have no secrets. I just do a few things to ensure the best gas mileage I can get. You have to own a stick shift, though. Basically, I...

- drive off immediately after turning the engine on (buckle up, adjust everything before turning on the car)

- I turn off my engine the second my car is parked (idling is the devil)

- cruise in neutral to red lights, down or up off-ramps, and anywhere else I can safely do so

- shift at 2,800 rmps

- 65 MAX on the highway, going faster ONLY to pass people

- Mobil 1 Oil and Filter (I believe these 2 things play a key role)

That's it!

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i idle too much...especially with the hot weather and i'm pregnant...i like my a/c to be working before i get in my greenhouse of a car...plus i have a toddler and we are always forgetting stuff and running back in to the house while the car runs

i also like to speed too much :)

i do use neutral for stop lights and such

and lately all of my driving is city and i only live 1.5 miles from work...

all this stuff adds up and my last tank was 26mpg...i'll be filling up today and i'll see what i've been getting...we just started going to a new babysitter who is farther away and maybe the freeway driving will up my mpg :)
 
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