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Old 11-16-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Driving habits changing

When I first got this car, it was babied due to the 1000 mile break in. After that I would rev it, but hardly ever came close to the red line(usually stayed in the 3-5K RPM range). On the freeway I would always cruse in 6th at 65-75. This was cause I was watching the MPG. Now I just don't care much about that anymore. As long as I stay within the 25-30MPG range, I will be happy(while having lots of fun) Now on the freeway I constantly find myself in 4th keeping the rpms high to hear the sweet music the little 2.0L boxer engine makes. This also allows me to punch it for passing and maneuvering in traffic. Anyone else find themselves doing this now?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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When I first got this car, it was babied due to the 1000 mile break in. After that I would rev it, but hardly ever came close to the red line(usually stayed in the 3-5K RPM range). On the freeway I would always cruse in 6th at 65-75. This was cause I was watching the MPG. Now I just don't care much about that anymore. As long as I stay within the 25-30MPG range, I will be happy(while having lots of fun) Now on the freeway I constantly find myself in 4th keeping the rpms high to hear the sweet music the little 2.0L boxer engine makes. This also allows me to punch it for passing and maneuvering in traffic. Anyone else find themselves doing this now?
Yep. My mileage is at like, 23mpg lol. I enjoy my FR-S way too much.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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I pay for this thing i better dam well enjoy it.. If i wanted to stay in the slow lane i would of bought a prius
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, I'm like that, too. (BTW I think Costco (91) gives lower milage than Shell (91)!) I start with like 35 mpg then work myself down to 27 before I end up resetting the average so I can start over, hopefully better.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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You guys aren't having enough fun...averaging about 20 mpg means you are really having fun...
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I usually always keep my FR-S in 6th gear when on the highway... I don't get much pleasure from downshifting unless I need the burst of acceleration when on those type of long stretches of road... I used to have fun doing so, but not anymore...

Now, I have to admit that the MOST fun I have is when approaching a fast sweeping left or right turn when the signal is still green (or a protected green arrow), which gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy a moment of a heel-toe downshift as I keep building great momentum and speed when exiting out of the sweeper... Boy, it feels so perfect every single time I get it right.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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When I first got this car, it was babied due to the 1000 mile break in. After that I would rev it, but hardly ever came close to the red line(usually stayed in the 3-5K RPM range). On the freeway I would always cruse in 6th at 65-75. This was cause I was watching the MPG. Now I just don't care much about that anymore. As long as I stay within the 25-30MPG range, I will be happy(while having lots of fun) Now on the freeway I constantly find myself in 4th keeping the rpms high to hear the sweet music the little 2.0L boxer engine makes. This also allows me to punch it for passing and maneuvering in traffic. Anyone else find themselves doing this now?
Your driving habits are changing but unfortunately they're going from good to bad. You're really abusing your car. However, that's o.k. because it's yours to do with what ever you want.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #8
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Heh. I just went from 30-35 mpg to 17 this week. Yes, I've been having a hell of a lot of fun

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:01 AM   #9
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My driving habits sure have changed. My FR-S is a garage baby now. Damn you Northern Sierra winters.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:08 AM   #10
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I average less than 20
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I also find myself going around turns a lot faster. Lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:02 PM   #12
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I usually always keep my FR-S in 6th gear when on the highway... I don't get much pleasure from downshifting unless I need the burst of acceleration when on those type of long stretches of road... I used to have fun doing so, but not anymore...

Now, I have to admit that the MOST fun I have is when approaching a fast sweeping left or right turn when the signal is still green (or a protected green arrow), which gives me the perfect opportunity to enjoy a moment of a heel-toe downshift as I keep building great momentum and speed when exiting out of the sweeper... Boy, it feels so perfect every single time I get it right.
This is it exactly. I cruise in sixth on the highway, but when it comes to a great on/off ramp or a turn, that's when I love a good power through.
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im averaging 22mpg, I also rarely drive on the highway as work is <2 miles from home. Usually im driving pretty hard (shifting at 5k-6.5k) once the car is warmed up.

Too much fun not to.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:44 PM   #14
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My MPG has been going down. Damn, I just like it too much.
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