With the rising gas prices, I decided to make an concerted effort to ease up on the pedal, especially during acceleration from a stopsign/light.
My in-town mpg is about 18mpg. When I first got my car, I was getting closer to 21. Of course there are other factors that can be involved such as low tire pressure, oil change, dirty air filter. I keep hearing "leadfoot" as a cause of lower miles per gallon.
Now, I’ve eased up from time to time, but I always revert back the next time I get in the car. Not this time, I am focused to lighten the foot each and every time I take off until this tank is empty.
I will report back my findings at the next fill up.
Well, after a week long experiment, I filled up with gas today. The result? I dropped from 18 to 17 miles a gallon! Well, I guess I’m going back to drag racing up Bowen and swerving into old ladies in walkers again.
Seriously, I didn’t save gas, but I did realize how impatient of a driver I truly am.
9 thoughts on “Decreased Leadfoot Experiment UPDATE”
I’m speeding up in Oversize Tire- Quad-Cab Big Dodge P/U, Tree-hugger(;
Are you saying I’m green?
Green, (Gore) same thing…(;
I invented this blog, not the internet. So far, 75 miles on 1/4 tank. I’m on pace for a 300 mile tank as opposed to the 230 I’ve been getting.
next you’ll be going on Keith Oberman talking about how even if we can’t all afford a prius, we can still make a (green) difference!
LISTEN SIR! I’M JUST TRYING TO SAVE THE ONLY GREEN I CARE ABOUT SIR! AND THAT’S THE MAMMON IN MY WALLET SIR!!!!!!!
Mammon- funny you should say that…
Know what they say about the love of the (green) money?
Ok, would you have me be an environmentalist or a capitalist? You can’t have it both ways.
Me thinks the green might actually be closer to Christ….
WOW! What a statement! Don’t luv the creation Rob, take DOMINION!
No problem saving money though…just take it easy on the MSNBC talking points. (;