I drive a 07 FJ cruiser In the far north of North America.
Winter spring summer fall it's my daily driver.
The 6 speed manual has all time all wheel drive so...I loose about 1 MPG compared to the automatic.
Yet when I shift in the low RPMs....coast in neutral to stop signs.....and basically drive it like it's a 40 year old jeep....
I mainly bought it for its low speed high torque and power for winters.
It's as factory loaded as fjs go but it's still missing allot of modern day extra.
Great budget vehicle at the time yet now they have skyrocketed in resale value.
Anyway premium gas 91 octane no ethenol....
Around 3 more MPG is what others are noticing as well on an FJ forum I am on.
That's what I found as well. It costs a little more but I total between 5 and 8$ saved a tank.
I punch it every so often getting on the highway etc or even in town.
Still it ends up being more rare as I consciously change my driving habits.
Take in the scenery
Get off of being an automatic driver.
You'll get there just as fast noticing the stop light 80 yards away rather then racing to it and noticing it 20 yards away going heavy on the brakes.
Fjs recomend premium it isn't required says Toyota.
So I have ran both and it simply runs a hell of allot better on premium fuel.
Sometimes being "cheep" isn't cost effective.
Check to see how you do on premium if premium is recommended for your make and model of vehicle.
Other then that keep your windows up if possible and run air or the AC on highways.
AC is better gas mileage then windows down. Allot of drag.
Someone else mentioned tires....
Other then that the mods seem expensive very incremental like .5 or 1 mpg increase which oh well. I mean do you drive your car? Sometimes your going
to want that power or acceleration there. Like when some asshole is speeding through an intersection at 30 mph over and you just noticed...so you
punch it to get through.
Gas savers can help. I don't own one now. That's another car payment and insurance.
I only put on about 6k miles this year anyway.
Keep your beast well maintained plugs wires and sensors make a difference.
I run AT tread that looks like mud but is good on ice.
Oh well who cares?
People can be way too anal about gas as is.
Oh and in winter theirs no need to run your car for 20 minutes lol to a half an hour. Haha
3 minutes is fine or 5 max. Buy a pair of gloves and wear a hat.
Another basic is simply keeping your vehicle maintained. All the little things make a difference. Balanced tires etc I prefer ready to go whenever
so I shop
And sometimes practical is hidden behind a lack of convenient options or shopping for cars like their shoes.
My FJ is also "black cherry" so it helps to have some self esteem over how big your penis already is.
Overcompensation is expensive.
There are allot of expensive things in the motor vehicle department due to little penis syndrome that trump your gas mileage.
edit on 21-12-2015 by OverYonder because: (no reason given)
edit on 21-12-2015 by OverYonder because: (no reason