Squeezing a Gallon of Gasoline Until It Screams

Tips on how to get hypermileage from a hybrid car.

Published: 31-May-2007

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. -- The passion that burns in Laurie With isn't visible until she gets behind the wheel of her Honda Civic hybrid -- and drives real slow.

She accelerates gently when the light turns green, and coasts down hills to save gas. On highways, she stays in the right lane and watches the big SUVs zoom past.

"When I see someone roar past me, I think, 'They just used enough gas to last me a week,' " she said.

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