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I'm coming over for a road holiday in October, and this is the baffling thing from my point of view : different laws for each state. I get the idea that I shall stay safe if I always overtake then pull right again, but is it considered discourteous to move over in front of the other car when your left lane is clear behind you?

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Just take it easy and use mirrors often. As well as over-shoulder glances when neccessary.
My advice would be to brush up on how 4-way stops work. And rent a big car.



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so i have a 2017 latitude 2.4 and i live up high in the rockies. around town is pretty low, about 16. when i drive to denver or vail on the highway i have gotten as much as 41 mpg. wow! i bought new 7/17 and it has 8700 miles only.
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so i have a 2017 latitude 2.4 and i live up high in the rockies. around town is pretty low, about 16. when i drive to denver or vail on the highway i have gotten as much as 41 mpg. wow! i bought new 7/17 and it has 8700 miles only.
Lots of downgrade coasting I'd imagine. That's why it seems so high. The screen that shows your current MPG (not the average MPG screen) is totally useless in my opinion. Get up to highway speed then let off the gas for as along as you can. That gauge will peg to the highest value. If you can do it often enough, your average MPG will be skewed.

Only accurate way is the old calculator and odometer/gallons used method.
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I agree the only real way to determine MPG is odo/gals, but for reference my dash is stuck at 25.9. I drive 25 miles each way to work in my 1.4 6-Speed
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I'm coming over for a road holiday in October, and this is the baffling thing from my point of view : different laws for each state. I get the idea that I shall stay safe if I always overtake then pull right again, but is it considered discourteous to move over in front of the other car when your left lane is clear behind you?
It's easy.
You don't need a Yellow Vest.
Keep right except to pass.
Use your turn signals.
Return to the right lane after passing, but not so close to the overtaken vehicle as to cause it to have to brake.

Unless you're in a School Zone or residential area, 5mph over the posted speed limit will not draw much police attention.
Posted speed limits on interstate highways are "generally" considered the minimum speed.
If someone is right up on your rear bumper, get out of the way.

As you approach a 4-way stop, pay attention to whose turn it is; when it's your turn, proceed.
Sometimes, GO is the right answer.
Traffic in roundabouts has the right-of-way.
Turn your lights on when it gets dark, or when it's raining or foggy.
People with Texas license plates always think they have the right-of-way.
Highway courtesy is a long-forgotten thing, sadly.
I acknowledge people who "let me in" with a wave of thanks, most people do not.
Let your passenger be the DJ and handle navigation.
Even-numbered interstate highways run west-east.
Odd-numbered ones are north-south.
Interstate exit numbers are the distance in miles from the state's western (even) or southern (odd) border.
They generally match the mile marker numbers.
If you miss your exit, goto the next and come back.

3-digit interstates starting with a "4" are generally looping around a city.
In this instance, the even/odd becomes meaningless.

There's a lot of "generally" and "usually".
Don't be a jerk, you'll be fine.

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I commute roughly 100 miles/day 4 days/week. Almost all highway. I've been doing this commute in my '15 Latitude 1.4 6-speed for about 3.5 years. It currently has 108k miles and change. The lifetime fuel economy display is sitting at exactly 31.0.


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There's a lot of "generally" and "usually".
Don't be a jerk, you'll be fine.
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This is excellent info, and I appreciate it. Thank you.

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The screen that shows your current MPG (not the average MPG screen) is totally useless in my opinion. Get up to highway speed then let off the gas for as along as you can. That gauge will peg to the highest value. If you can do it often enough, your average MPG will be skewed.
Can't agree with you here. Of course if you are coasting at speed, engine at tickover at 60mile/hr will give you something like 200 miles per gallon, and that could be beyond the maximum display reading, but I reckon the "instantaneous" ie short term average is accurate, in my experience. It will be based upon wheel revs and fuel pump squirts or whatever, and the long term fuel usage figure will simply be the same ratio of the sums of those same figures. Just because the display does not go large enough doesn't mean the ticks are not being counted.

At least you get a display with your setup. I have mine set to l/100km and it just disappears if it gets below 1.0

The real waste of space is the "distance to empty" figure which is entirely dependent on short term averages that are far too short. Wind your way up to the top of a long hill to see you have 100Km to go, and when you get to the bottom of the hill the tank must have filled itself, because you now have 300Km.

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