Car Questions!
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M / Fort Bragg, NC
Posted 3/21/13
Hm.. Since there aren't many topics for cars, I'll ask a few questions.

First, would it cause more gas to be used if just the front two windows of a car were down, or if all four, front and back were down?

Secondly, what is, in your opinion for the average car, the best mph/speed for the best fuel-economy/economical use of gas?

Thirdly, what RPM do you think is safest for the average car to stay under?

I know that these answers, especially the last two, depend on what type of car you have, but I'm just asking in general.
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30 / M / United States
Posted 3/21/13
1. windows being down does practically nothing to your mpg.

2.depends on what kind of car your looking at, but you probably want at least 20mpg highway or you'll be spending a lot on gas.

3. anything below the redzone on your rpm meter to prevent damage, but if your trying to save money on gas then try to stay below 3k.
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31 / M / Cali
Posted 5/24/13
As was stated above, I don't believe having the windows up or down will make a significance for your mpg. Secondly, as for mph to mpg part, it'll all depend on the car and how heavy your right foot is...heheheheheheh. But seriously, I would say around 70-75 mph would be ideal. However, I tend to have a heavy right foot so....=) Lastly, around 3-4k rpms would probably offer the safest to stay under. This would also depend whether your car's a stick shift or auto, since autos tend to use up more gas.
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