I know it's bragging, but I also want people to see the proof of what this car and many other cars are capable of given the right conditions and if you maintain the disciplines outlined on this site. My "techniques" are basic and more common sense than any sort of skill: 1) Maintain the car properly - oil changes etc 2) Drive with as light of an accelerator foot as possible 3) Keep tires inflated 50-52 psi (thinking about increasing this) 4) Coast in N with engine on at highway speeds when possible - about 1-3 kms each way 5) On the last half of this tank I have started FASing to my morning parking space 6) NEVER exceed 90 km/h, but only accelerate to 80 km/h and maintain 90 km/h when I get the extra speed for free on a down slope 7) Slow down to 80 km/h when going up hill 8) Do not slow down below 80 km/h unless traffic conditions allow 9) I will slow down slowly to 80 from 90 if I get 90 for free on a downslope, but I cannot pulse & glide in this car or pulse & coast because of the car and the heavy traffic 10) Coast in D to use DFCO when approaching a light. 11) Turn off the car at lights when I know I am going to be stopped for longer than 10 seconds 12) Always coast in D to allow traffic to merge and keep as large a cushion between me and traffic in front so that I almost never have to use my brakes 13) NEVER use the A/C or even the fan unless I have passengers. When it's really hot I change into shorts at work for the drive home 14) Start driving immediately after ignition. Never idle. 15) When coasting in N down a hill it seems beneficial to go back to D just before the bottom of the hill and not at the end of the current hill and beginning of the next one 16) RR in the right lane to let approaching traffic know I am not speeding or even going the speed limit 17) Don't carry around extra stuff in the trunk 18) People are always mad, even though this behaviour saves no gas it saves me a lot of stress. I avoid eye contact with any other driver. This reduces nearly to 0 the road ragers who want to pretend like they're going to fight a 6'4" German. Some factors against me: 1) E10 gas 2) DRL are mandatory in Canada 3) Winter is coming 4) Don't have a scanguage I think I covered most of what has allowed me to get 9 straight tanks of over 50 US MPG. I'm interested to see what I can maintain in the winter with winter tires. I used to drive faster than now, but I always have driven more defensively than others. Thanks to seeing what people could get for FE using the techniques listed above and others, I was motivated to take my own discipline to another level. When I saw people getting near or over 50 in this car and read stories of other people on this site who also drove slow and didn't care if the road ragers didn't like it... that played a large role in taking me to where I am today. I don't know how much longer I can break the 50 MPG barrier with winter coming, but I had to let people know that you will be rewarded if you drive more disciplined. My totals over the past 9 tanks are: That brings the summer total up to 9 straight 50 US MPG+ Tanks or 7763.91 kms using 348.823 litres 22.25km/l 4.49l/100km 52.3 US MPG Most of my driving is my commute which is 52 kms each way, with 50 kms of very busy highway driving. It's a favourable commute, but I do have to go right into downtown Toronto (sometimes often) and on the past 3 tanks I have had to pick up my wife everyday after work. That's a short 1 km trip each way. I park in an underground parkade with a very steep grade exit which you can't build any momentum up to. So my driving is very favourable, but still not perfect. Even beyond the joy of spending less money at the pump is that I can go 2 or 3 more days between making a trip to the gas station to fill. I'm not doing anything complicated which can't be easily replicated given the right conditions. There's nothing magical or not real world about this driving style, it's simply a combination of conditions, car and driving discipline which EVERYONE can do and EVERYONE can improve on and many on this site already are.