I always enjoy the idea of "good gas mileage", but it merely comes back a pipe dream.
This example of a home built car would be fine in superb weather.
But what about rain, sleet or snow?
In my mind, the cars that are good on gas are already here.
It's the people driving them that ruins their economical mileage.
The way I see people driving these days, it's a dangerous game.
Everything is not fast enough and people are always in a hurry.
People can't manage to do the speed limit, let alone drive slower than it.
Herein lies the major problem...the drivers themselves.
If we all just slowed down 5 miles per hour, we'd save $0.30 a gallon.
Highway speeds of course, and that's an estimate.
But no, we gotta shave off a few precious minutes a day speeding along.
Risking a traffic ticket, a blown tire, or just wasting gas.
All of which spends money we just don't seem to have.
Don't get me started on all the garbage they put in cars today.
Extremely unnecessary and distracting as ever.
Just adds more weight that takes aways good mileage.
Now they have to build everything with plastic because the leather seats are heavy.
I look at it this way:
If you want to save money on gas, buy a manual transmission, light weight vehicle.
Slow down and coast whenever possible, never mashing the throttle.
I always seem to get an extra 5-10 miles per gallon that way, any car.
(Depending on automatic or standard transmission)
Gas prices are extremely manipulated too.
Anyone else notice the change in price around elections years and years back?
No? Because it didn't happen decades ago. Just recently, because we allow it.
Fluctuation around holidays? Didn't happen before!
Nope. Steady prices usually hovered around the same price for months.
Manipulation at it's finest and we sit back and buy it up.
Supply and demand sets prices?
Then why is it a record high for supply and record low for demand?
It's all a big game and we ain't invited.