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Top Ten Misconceptions About Fuel Economy

submitted on May 29, 2010 by mooncow728 in "Member's Lounge"
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1. You have to drive a small car to get good fuel economy.
2. Manual transmissions always get better fuel economy than automatics.
3. It takes more fuel to start a vehicle than it does to let it idle.
4. Vehicles need to warm up before they can be driven.
5. As a vehicle ages, its fuel economy decreases significantly.
6. Replacing your air filter will help your car run more efficiently.
7. Aftermarket additives and devices can dramatically improve your fuel economy.
8. Using premium fuel improves fuel economy.
9. The EPA fuel economy estimates are a government guarantee on what fuel economy each vehicle will deliver.
10. All vehicles are tested for fuel economy.

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    Posted by YanBz on May 30, 2010
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    Manual transmissions always get better fuel economy than automatics.

    I know from experience, if you are not very proficient with the gear box you can get much worse fuel efficiency than automatic.

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