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Winning the MPG Challenge

Roughly two months ago I started paying attention to my driving habits.  Which is good on many levels.  For one, I wasn’t the kindest, most courteous driver on the road.  I didn’t like slow people getting in my way and slowing me down.  More importantly, I drive a big 4×4 truck, with a horrible, gas-guzzling V8 engine.

So what is the MPG Challenge?  Well…  it’s a fun, exciting driving game.  One which you drive slow, and deliberate.  Very much like an old grandparent, putt-putting along.  The beauty of this game is you save all kinds of cash because your fuel efficiency gets better and better.  When I started the game my truck was getting a dismal 14.9 mpg.  Now two months later I’m getting some serious high scores.  Currently my MPG readout on the dash has me getting…

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18 MPG

Yeah your read it right.  I’m now getting EIGHTTEEN MILES PER GALLON in my big, fat, heavy, 4×4 truck.  And I’m not really trying that hard.  Just think if I tried…  could I get 20 mpg?  I’d be rich!

Has anybody else out there changed their driving habits?  What do you drive?  What kind of MPG are you now getting?