Rev it up:
That's another moronic idea. Only emotionally immature people and morons would want to buy a car just to "rev it up."
In actuality, buying a comfortable car means making your daily journeys comfortable.. and if you can save money while doing that, its great?
Plus, its not just about saving money. There is always more than one reason. Its safe to drive slow. When you are slow you are in control of the car and you have 'time to decide' of unexpected situations. If you're under speed limit, you can save yourself from getting speed tickets.
and this hypermilling thing, u suggested that we should let the car on neutral when the power is not required. now thats the silliest and the most dangerous thing a driver can do cause in case of sudden braking, he wont have any grip our it.
The root cause of all these overwhelmingly useful comments is that people don't follow a discussion.
They jump in the middle of the discussion and assume that the point they are going to make is going to rock the discussion. Unfortunately, it doesn't.
You see, if you had read the whole hypermiling topic, you must have realized that I wrote a good couple of times to go "slow" (below the speed limit, preferably 90).
When you're going at 120 Kph, you're travelling 1/3rd of a football field every second. Meaning you're covering a complete football field in every 3 seconds. So if anything comes in the range of your car that's about a 100 yards from you're car (the size of a football field) you're going to hit it.
If you're at 90, you're going to stop way before that?
If you had read the same article, you should have also seen that I mentioned (probably in bold) to look as FAR as you can as a hypermiler.
If you do follow all the steps, you're safe.