It was all highway mostly downhill and my car has a 0.27 coefficient
The funny thing is that my car is only supposed to get 28 MPG under
the NEW EPA standards and 30 MPG under the old standards on the
highway. If everyone else actually drove the speed limit, they too
could get fuel economy like me even without a hybrid.
This is about how much highway range my car has with a 16.4 gallon
tank that wasn't even 95% full.
I got about 27.2 MPG on my last tank with mostly city driving with a
If I was doing highway, I'd have gotten about 40mpg.
My trip record in MIXED driving is only 35.4 MPG, but I have a 3300lbs
car that's a non-hybrid so what more can I do. I accelerate slowly,
and accelerate downhill whenever possible, maintain constant
throttle(not constant speed) uphill, always coast to yellow and red
lights, avoid brakes as much as possible, fill up at the coldest time
of the day, always keep the windows up on the highway and don't use
the AC unless it's as hot as hell, keep tires inflated to at least 36
psi, use ultra low rolling resistence tires, get a new gas cap every
year. make sure I don't have any exta junk adding even an extra ounce
of weight in the car, have a clean air filter, clean MAFS, etc. I'm
thinking of getting ultra light weight steel wheels and super
aerodynamic moondisc wheels, rear wheelwell fender skirt, lowering my
car, and getting and ultra aerodynamic antenna if gas goes past $5 a
If all Americans were sensible in their vehicle and driving choices,
we wouldn't need to import ANY oil from hostile nations, and we
wouldn't need oil wars.