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So i was coming home the other night and the light turned yellow, so I floored it to make it through the light (we've all done it, deal w/i). So right afterwords I got to thinking, is is more fuel efficient to goose the throttle for the 3-5 seconds to make it, or stop and idle throught the traffic light? Anyone have any thoughts?
 

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But officer I was only trying to save gas. :)



I imagine slowing down, waiting for the light to completely cycle, and then having to re-establish your speed would use a little more gas
 

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I would say going through the yellow since that may only require 1 gear change while stopping completely makes the car go through 4 or 5 gears.

Unless you have a manual...I'm not sure what your S10 has.
 

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But officer I was only trying to save gas. :)



I imagine slowing down, waiting for the light to completely cycle, and then having to re-establish your speed would use a little more gas
yeah huh!! I thought so to. I mean getting decreased mileage I suppose is better than no mileage right?

I would say going through the yellow since that may only require 1 gear change while stopping completely makes the car go through 4 or 5 gears.

Unless you have a manual...I'm not sure what your S10 has.
My baja is a five speed manual, but I use my caddy as my daily, unless my carpooler can't make it then my motorcycle!
 
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But officer I was only trying to save gas. :)
Try using that excuse the next time you get pulled over. I've head cops let you go if they hear an excuse they haven't heard before.
 

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Punching it's better.
Not that it'll save more gas, it's just more fun. :D
Plus, if the light turns yellow when you're that near to the light, you might as well just go through it. Hell, I've seen a cop floor it through a yellow before.
 

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Punching it's better.
Not that it'll save more gas, it's just more fun. :D
Plus, if the light turns yellow when you're that near to the light, you might as well just go through it. Hell, I've seen a cop floor it through a yellow before.
LOL you don't get around much :lmao:

They'll floor it almost every time, when it is red they might put the lights and go through anyway :lmao:

I remember every day I got out of high school, some cop cars would turn the corner (police station was next door) and VROOOOM you could immediately tell the car was at WOT :lmao:



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