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Old 26th May 2012, 16:21   #136
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Always a war between heart and mind. In case of last few hikes my heart won the battle (in a few days if not instantaneously ), but this time with biggest hike ever my mind has won and it seems this time the victory will last a long time.
I am now shifting gears up earlier than before and shifting down only when the engine screams for it. Top speeds cut by 10-20 kmph and driving at steady speed are becoming more prolonged.
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Old 28th May 2012, 11:16   #137
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Though there is no change in the driving style, trying to use the air conditioner more efficiently to save that extra drop of fuel in a few ways-
1. With the sunfilms gone and no privacy whatsoever rolling down windows in the night times and thereby cutting of A/c saving some fuel
2. Rolling down the windows when getting into a parked car in the sun and switching on the blower before turning on the a/c
3. Switching off the A/c while parked (waiting for someone etc) instead of keeping the vehicle cool option
4. Optimize the use of A/c by switching on when stationary or downhill. The efficiency increases when the engine is not strained. Uphills are where more power is used both for a/c and drive
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Old 28th May 2012, 11:21   #138
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Simple answer - No, it does not.

I still use the car the way I have always been using it and will continue to do so, post the hike. I still haven't filled up post the recent Rs. 7.50 hike. Moreover, I fill up at Shell, so I have been paying the post hike prices anyway

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Old 28th May 2012, 11:27   #139
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dont think I can change my style of driving even if I tried to!!
Driving is too instinctive to me...cannot consciously change that suddenly!!
However, maintaining proper tyre pressure, a conscious approach to Ac usage etc can be considered! But given the heat wave currently in Delhi, even Ac usage is hard to curtail!
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Old 29th May 2012, 22:37   #140
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Voted No.
There is more to life than kmpl and kmph figures.

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Old 1st June 2012, 15:25   #141
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Voted Yes. Finally got off my lazy behind and started car-pooling with my colleague who lives in the same appartment.

But when I am driving, no change to my driving style itself. It is my usual aggressive 120+ as always.
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Old 1st June 2012, 22:38   #142
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Voted yes. Mostly with regards to top speed, not as aggressive as I used to be. I think the best way to put it would be tempered aggression.

Also chose the two wheeler today for a longish drive that I'd normally take the car for. That's how you are when you've just started working I suppose, I'd love to not be a penny pincher but maybe in a few years when I have my own car
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No it has not! I won't let 'em take out the pleasure of driving from me at any cost!!!
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Old 2nd June 2012, 08:21   #144
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I use my car only for my office commute and my nano gives about 20km per litre with AC on.

So no driving style changes

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Old 2nd June 2012, 08:38   #145
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Voted yes. Not much change in the driving style. However pattern changes yes. Taking out the bike more often to office compared to previous months. Try and keep the monthly fuel expenditure same by using more bike. Though I think this will only last for couple of weeks and will go back to old habits
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