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Old 01-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by felixdd View Post
Even for a manual?
Yup. For the first few years I drove manual (in my 95 civic 1.6l vtec) I would coast in N to stops. I averaged about 34-36 MPG, yet when I started downshifting to a stop my mileage instantly shot up to above 40 MPG every tank usually at about 42. The cool thing about that car is you could feel the exact RPM that the ECU started to give the car fuel as the RPMs fell. So if I was coasting to a stop in 3rd gear I could feel when the fuel came back on, I would downshift just before that point.

I miss that car (my younger sister has it now), I might try to steal it back. The gas mileage was so much better than the Focus.
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