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RacerGene
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 10:46:07 AM

Who in your family is the better gas saver?
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drydem
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2013 8:47:20 AM

All of my siblings have/drive a 3rd generation Prius,
but I am the only one in the family that is hypermiling.


My sisters are averaging about 44 to 48 mpg
I am averaging about 60 mpg.



[Edited by: drydem at 2/25/2013 8:51:00 AM EST]
gascomber
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 7:23:23 PM

Me
Banjoe
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:16:19 AM

I get better mileage than SWMBO just because I run a TDI, but if the question really is who uses the less gas in the family, then our dog Lucy, at zero consumption, is the clear winner.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 9:11:28 AM

Why! It could be You! Starting Today ! Family or not...Be a Pack Leader for the fuel savings yourself... Habits man it's all about habits...or name what else is working for you, That's interesting the USA needs that!..
AmynHH
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 10:22:56 AM

I fell I do a better job than my wife, but it all depends on the driving and what the car is used to also.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 9:05:09 AM

The Great Woman Gene is extreemly hard to cope with,I drive most of the time,She likes that and She isn't a back-seat type control driver. Really a Good Driver. Not that great on dodging pot holes,debris in the roadway small bits of debris.

My complaint is her mileage suffers,She hasn't ever learned to ease off the brake-pedel as the vehicle comes to a complete stop. You know that jerky/lurch... as the brake pressure,rotors/b..pads grip the last milliseconds of motion with a butt/seat jerk, Human Butt Jerk...!

Come on Guys, you know what I'm saying, Opps..; Feeling.. then there is that silent look, "LIKE WHAT!! !!" "Nothing Honey,your rolling stops are great!" More silence saves fuel... dontuknow... That gene thing again...
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 7:06:51 PM

Probably me I drive the most but also go the least,like nowhere today and maybe tomorrow,same...
kxy4fw
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 5:29:03 PM

Me
Houckster
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:33:14 PM

The women in my family seem to drive like fighter pilots,
beachd8
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 9:38:28 AM

No one. Everyone is off in different directions. That said, most of our regular driving is within 8 miles of home, including my commute.
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2013 6:16:36 AM

Definitely me
IAMCANADIAN73
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For certain I am
IAMCANADIAN73
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Me
W707
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I am
IAMCANADIAN73
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For sure me
IAMCANADIAN73
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Me
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 3:51:30 AM

Me. I live alone.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2013 3:13:20 AM

bike
djp071158
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 5:31:10 AM

Me.
sjhman
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2013 3:38:56 AM

Myself cause I use this site
cmmattia
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:26:54 PM

we all try to be cost conscious
GrumpyCat
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:10:38 PM

My cat. Because she doesn't drive.
BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 10:12:58 PM

Me because I walk and ride a bike
billybopWI
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 11:13:13 AM

it would be me as people on GasBuddy like us are concerned about our expenses moreso than others
05FLHRI
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 8:33:44 AM

me!
alrosev
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 7:26:42 AM

I drive a Prius - what more can I say
IAMCANADIAN73
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 1:16:37 AM

me
IAMCANADIAN73
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me
IAMCANADIAN73
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me
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2013 12:13:12 AM

Me
She seldom drives any distances.
Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2013 12:30:56 PM

When I drive the same car, my gas mileage is always better. For one car, the other family member gets 16 mpg but I usually get 19-20. For my Saab, I keep records of all gas purchases since 2005 and the mileage since 2005 is slightly over 26 mpg.
Hanski
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 9:37:03 AM

I am. no one else in the family seems concerned.
bkee25
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:11:42 AM

it would be me, girlfriend has a lead foot
chipote
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2013 3:06:51 AM

Myself
Z12
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2013 9:23:10 PM

Myself
IAMCANADIAN73
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ME
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 6:23:58 PM

not me today
Speedy8726
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:02:18 PM

most certainly not me or my daughter
SuziLew
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 11:38:08 AM

It's a close call.
skidsteer85xt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 9:35:28 PM

that would b me.
travelzonecente
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I am
jack4141
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Yes
Alien6500
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 10:43:44 AM

for sure it would be me, the wife has lead foot
ultimate
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 9:10:25 AM

I notice the Wife's grip on the steering wheel (both hands),often She does better at mileage if the in vehicle conversation is of a gentle humorious tone,but any tence subject matter causes a squeeze grip on that S..Wheel. Often that wheel grip causes our mileage to drop off.

Grand-kids think the soft part of the S..Wheel contains sensors to discourage the driver from speeding,I say way too much TV..too much is not always better...Yes cars talk!I have a Fish that sings,thats 14 years old.
RacerGene
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Message Posted: Dec 6, 2012 8:07:01 AM

I am sometimes
hrspwr77
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 10:36:40 AM

No contest. I am (on public roadways).

[Edited by: hrspwr77 at 11/29/2012 10:41:06 AM EST]
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both equally
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me
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