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Skip Fuel Saving Gimmicks, Alter Your Driving

Posted By Jim On 12/14/2010 @ 12:41 pm In Cars | 17 Comments

Consumer Reports loves to find gas saving gadgets and gizmos, put them through the ringer, and report, almost never surprisingly, that it fails to increase miles per gallon fuel efficiency of a car. Then, add a little humor from the fine folks at The Consumerist and you have a thoroughly entertaining post about how there’s no possible way a particular gadget could’ve saved you gas.

Their latest target is the Fuel Doctor FD-47 [3] and right off the start it’s obvious this thing can’t work. But, as P.T. Barnum once celebrated, there’s a sucker born every minute.

It’s almost comedic. OK wait, it is comedic.

If you want to actually save gasoline, learn how to drive more efficiently with some tips from hypermilers [4].


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[3] Fuel Doctor FD-47: http://consumerist.com/2010/12/the-fuel-doctor-is-more-of-a-fuel-savings-dud.html

[4] hypermilers: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/realistic-hypermiling.html

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