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Supersonic
7 minutes ago, Jtis said:

I think that is exactly the issue nowadays. Socialising the negative impact of extreme fuel saving driving behaviour to other road users.

Even not because of fuel saving, drivers also anyhow drive.

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5th Gear
55 minutes ago, Rickster said:

It's not about the price of car they drive. It's about trying to make the most of the $ and nothing wrong with it, pretty much an individual habit? 

I have a family member who is always waiting for certain days to go supermarket because he can get an additional 2% rebate, sets air con to 25-26 degrees to save electricity, walk an additional 10 minutes just so that he can park for free. Let's put it this way... he's by no means considered average in terms of net worth.

To further contribute to fuel savings ideas:

1) When changing tyres, go for those with lower rolling resistance, esp if you are a high mileage driver.

2) Ensure your engine air filter is regularly changed/cleaned during servicing.

3) Try to drive your car within it's cruising speed on highway rather than go >100 km/hr on lane 1 always.

Well actually yes, it's not about the price of the car... Everyone wants the most bang for their buck. I agree. 

But there's really no need to get triggered when someone says they can afford ron98 petrol because they own a cheapo/dinky Japanese car... 

Only reason to get so triggered is because they're financially insecure, and have overleverage their finances just to prove he's got a bigger dick/car... 

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Supersonic

Tink too much...better don't drive...

driving should focus only on driving, safety, enjoyment. 😁

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5th Gear
4 hours ago, Vratenza said:

I don't mind the car behind me coasting to a traffic light stop but it irritates the hell out of me when the one in front of me coasts.

Issue here is that when you are following a coasting-to-a-stop car, you have to modulate the brake and keep very close attention to the speed it is slowing down and watch for any sudden unexpected sudden stop for a much longer period of time..... 

I implore for everyone to start thinking for other fellow road users behind you when coasting to a stop.

The type that irritates me more are those that stop 50 m behind the front car at a light, then every few seconds rolls forward 10 m. Compelling me to do the same else will end up with a 50m gap between our cars

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6 hours ago, Vratenza said:

I don't mind the car behind me coasting to a traffic light stop but it irritates the hell out of me when the one in front of me coasts.

Issue here is that when you are following a coasting-to-a-stop car, you have to modulate the brake and keep very close attention to the speed it is slowing down and watch for any sudden unexpected sudden stop for a much longer period of time..... 

I implore for everyone to start thinking for other fellow road users behind you when coasting to a stop.

Yeah. Just met an old man coasting and the lane next to me was for a right turn only. The bugger coasted thru an amber light and the light turned red right in front of me. 🤬

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6 hours ago, Vratenza said:

I don't mind the car behind me coasting to a traffic light stop but it irritates the hell out of me when the one in front of me coasts.

Issue here is that when you are following a coasting-to-a-stop car, you have to modulate the brake and keep very close attention to the speed it is slowing down and watch for any sudden unexpected sudden stop for a much longer period of time..... 

I implore for everyone to start thinking for other fellow road users behind you when coasting to a stop.

Eh Boss, I coast to a stop... And I only jam my brakes to a complete stop only when I reach 2 car lengths to the guy at the stop line. 

Otherwise I just coast at 40, 50km/hr.

Is that too sudden or what? Tell me, so I don't get road-raged upon. 

Thanks! 

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Supersonic
7 minutes ago, Mkl22 said:

Yeah. Just met an old man coasting and the lane next to me was for a right turn only. The bugger coasted thru an amber light and the light turned red right in front of me. 🤬

These are the the type of drivers road hoggers are made out of... Only think of they, their own and themselves. 

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Supersonic
4 minutes ago, Comage said:

Eh Boss, I coast to a stop... And I only jam my brakes to a complete stop only when I reach 2 car lengths to the guy at the stop line. 

Otherwise I just coast at 40, 50km/hr.

Is that too sudden or what? Tell me, so I don't get road-raged upon. 

Thanks! 

It is all relative to the distance you are coasting before complete stop and if there are any cars and diatance behind you. 

Driving in urban setting takes skill and experience since it is also about interaction with the rest of the road users and reading the current traffic condition.

That is also why AI for autonomous driving is still generations away from being wven close to being practical in urban city driving. 

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Supersonic

No money dont drive. 
no money dont eat at restaurants no money dont smoke 
nothing’s changed since day 1

 

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Hypersonic
(edited)

After pumping full tank

my wallet empty

even coins all gone

now wallet so light

sure save fuel one.

:D

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Twincharged
8 hours ago, 13177 said:

Even not because of fuel saving, drivers also anyhow drive.

Bluesg is one example, no fuel needed but drive  loke $100/litter. 

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Twincharged
9 hours ago, Vratenza said:

I don't mind the car behind me coasting to a traffic light stop but it irritates the hell out of me when the one in front of me coasts.

Issue here is that when you are following a coasting-to-a-stop car, you have to modulate the brake and keep very close attention to the speed it is slowing down and watch for any sudden unexpected sudden stop for a much longer period of time..... 

I implore for everyone to start thinking for other fellow road users behind you when coasting to a stop.

I find coasting still ok, I hate those who keep tapping brake.

Especially those on lane 1.🤦

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Twincharged
23 minutes ago, Jamesc said:

After pumping full tank

my wallet empty

even coins all gone

now wallet so light

sure save fuel one.

:D

That's not something ones want to pay with full cash 🤣🤣

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Hypersonic
3 minutes ago, Atonchia said:

That's not something ones want to pay with full cash 🤣🤣

I cannot drive off without paying.

They have cameras.

:D

Headlines - used car dealer and massage therapist

pumps full tank and drives off without paying.

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Twincharged

My suggestion is

Sell the car, quit the current job to find a delivery job that provide a van or lorry to drive home + provide fuel card.

vehicle is free, no worries on road tax, insurance and servicing/repair 

Fuel is paid by company.

can ferry more passenger than a 300k 7 seater SUV.

Then only thing is need to pay for season parking. If stay condo, is part of maintenance fee, if stay landed can park roadside - totally free.

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12 hours ago, Rickster said:

It's not about the price of car they drive. It's about trying to make the most of the $ and nothing wrong with it, pretty much an individual habit? 

I have a family member who is always waiting for certain days to go supermarket because he can get an additional 2% rebate, sets air con to 25-26 degrees to save electricity, walk an additional 10 minutes just so that he can park for free. Let's put it this way... he's by no means considered average in terms of net worth.

To further contribute to fuel savings ideas:

1) When changing tyres, go for those with lower rolling resistance, esp if you are a high mileage driver.

2) Ensure your engine air filter is regularly changed/cleaned during servicing.

3) Try to drive your car within it's cruising speed on highway rather than go >100 km/hr on lane 1 always.

some people will say, he doesnt value his time, since time = money

 

other people will say, he is in no hurry, what is walking 10 more minutes for free parking? Can stretch leg, no hurry to reach destination by certain time

 

people will always say la

 

but depending on your circumstances. If you in a hurry, still walk one big round to save $0.60 parking, then a bit problem

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Turbocharged
12 hours ago, Atonchia said:

I find coasting still ok, I hate those who keep tapping brake.

Especially those on lane 1.🤦

Road Hogging on ECP 70Km/h worst...

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Supersonic
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56 minutes ago, ER-3682 said:

Road Hogging on ECP 70Km/h worst...

Merc S class road hogging on PIE🤭

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