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How I got 54.65mpg on the Freeway

I recently got 54.59mpg on my trip from Oakland to Los Angeles, a 373 mile trip, with my 1989 Civic hatchback. Here's how I did it. Have you noticed freeway cars travel like packs of animals? There's often a huge blank space between these groups. When my car is in that void, to lower my car's aero drag, I use that time to slow down from 53mph to as slow as 45mph. When I see traffic approaching behind me, I'll speed back up to 53mph. This keeps me from getting shot. :) After the pack of cars passes, I'll go back to 45-48mph. Doug Oakland, California USA

posted by ChewChewTrain on June 30, 2015

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