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Used/new hybrid hatchback car with manual transmission?

Hi there, It's nearly time for another car. Does this exist (new or used): a high-mpg hybrid hatchback or wagon with a manual transmission? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jul 28, 2015 - 15 answers

B-Roll: File formats and file size

I've got a lot of B-Roll and the file sizes are too much for us to maintain them in a usable way. 300 gb for a 30 min .avi? What are decent formats/compressions that are acceptable but that also give manageable file sizes? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

Reduced highway mpg in a 1-year-old car. What gives?

2013 Subaru Crosstrek XV got 32-33 highway mpg last year. Now it gets 28. [more inside]
posted by nicodine on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

What would be involved in converting an old SUV into an electric vehicle

This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Is It Better To Not Fill Up?

My car weighs 4013lbs (with me in it) and averages 17mpg on my 21.7m (roundtrip) commute. My gas tank holds 20 gallons, but I only ever fill it up half-full. The reason I do this, is because my brain knows how heavy 4 x 2.5 gallon containers of water is, and thinks that not carrying this additional approx 60lbs of weight (1.5% of the 4013lbs) will be better for both mpg and performance (i.e. less liquid sloshing around the tank). Is my brain crazy?
posted by forallmankind on Dec 14, 2013 - 19 answers

How might I squeeze a little extra mpg out of my old truck?

I've become mildly obsessed with trying to improve the fuel efficiency of my old truck. I've already done all the basic things and I realize that I'm fighting physics at this point, but what else might I consider if I wanted to make a bit of a hobby out of it? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 19, 2013 - 28 answers

Compact Car for a Floppy Family

Do you have a Honda Fit or another compact car that you can recommend for a family of four? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Jul 9, 2013 - 30 answers

Rent cars frequently? Have an opinion? Please share.

We're going to be driving from Seattle, Washington to Ashland, Oregon in July, doing it in one long day's drive each way. We'll be driving a rental. What model of car is the most comfortable? What model has the best gas mileage? What model has the optimum balance between the two? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on May 14, 2013 - 26 answers

What questions do I ask when buying a used car?

What questions can I have answered over the phone that will help me significantly narrow down a 25-car field of options? [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Apr 28, 2013 - 14 answers

Post bail-out: Good MPG Car from 2013

There is a good chance that I will be the owner of a new car sometime soon (like the next few months or so). Looking for a good balance between fuel efficiency and inexpensive to repair (something I have not really thought about until recently, regrettably). You are not a car expert, likely, but what would you advise from what you know? Details, including what this car replaces, inside. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Apr 11, 2013 - 24 answers

Is NJ gas better than Massachusetts gas?

New Jersey gasoline is more efficient than Massachusetts gasoline? I seem to get much better gas mileage with both my cars when they are filled up in NJ. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Jul 26, 2012 - 23 answers

I think pi is involved somewhere.

What's the math to figure out my speed and mileage after going to a larger tire? [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Should I drive to Jersey for the cheap gas?

Is there a website that will tell you whether it makes financial sense to travel to a gas station with cheaper gas? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Motorcycle suggestions please!

I'd like suggestions for a motorcycle- less than $8000, would get 40-100 miles daily with several stops, comfortable for a larger dude, and gets rocking mpg. [more inside]
posted by gally99 on Apr 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Conventional wisdom lets me down...as usual.

I thought a 5-speed manual always trumped an automatic for mpg, all else being equal? [more inside]
posted by bricoleur on Oct 5, 2010 - 25 answers

Table of contents (scenes?) for video

I have a collection of avi and mpg video files, and I'd like to add a "table of contents" or "table of scenes" to individual and collections of these files, a bit like a DVD menu. What software could I use (Windows only)? [more inside]
posted by flutable on May 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Hi I'm trying to convert/compress hidef mov files to mpg, but with limited or outdated software. Can someone help me?

Hi I'm trying to convert/compress high def mov files to mpg, but with limited or outdated software. Can someone help me? [more inside]
posted by Like its 1997 on Mar 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Low Mileage on a New Honda Civic?

Unexpectedly low MPG for a brand new Honda Civic? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Dec 1, 2009 - 32 answers

Please help me get rid of audio and add a time code in mpg files.

I am looking for software that is able to take out the audio and add a time code to .mpg files I get from my camcorder. I know there are lots of programs that can add the time code, but I'm hoping someone knows a free/low cost program that can easily do both.
posted by HSWilson on Jul 7, 2009 - 2 answers

Deinterlacing MPEG2 files.

How can I deinterlace the MPEG files I have from my PVR? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Apr 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Find me an inexpensive, reliable, good mileage 4wd hiking vehicle

As an avid hiker, I'm looking for a (much) more capable trailhead vehicle than my current 98 Ford Escort. Requirements are inexpensive, good mpg, 4wd (preferably on demand and with 4low), good clearance, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For reasons I can't fathom, I've been thinking about importing a Suzuki Jimny from Japan and have some questions about that too. I live in Canada (Vancouver). [more inside]
posted by dithered on Jan 22, 2009 - 18 answers

Are these Volvos good?

This question is for my friend. He's looking to buy a more fuel efficient car (he gets 10-12 mpg from his Suburban—wants more like 20-25). He is looking at Volvo cars, specifically the 2000-2002 S60's, S70's, and C70's. Evidently the convertible models from the early 2000's weren't that safe. Looking to spend $11 grand or less. What information do you have about these Volvo models? What should he look out for? Are their similar convertibles to the C70 with similar MPG and better safety/maintenance records?
posted by Korou on Jun 7, 2008 - 7 answers

My PT Cruiser will help us reach peak oil...

Is there a way I can cost-effectively add more horsepower and/or fuel efficiency to my non-turbo PT Cruiser? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on May 22, 2008 - 31 answers

Does this waste gas?

When I push the gas pedal on my manual car down beyond where it accelerates, am I wasting gas? [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on May 14, 2008 - 11 answers

90 vs 60 and Bugatti vs Nissan

Help me solve two MPG (and car) related arguments [more inside]
posted by revmitcz on Apr 29, 2008 - 25 answers

Best economical 4WD car?

What's the best 1-2 yr old 4WD-capable car? Best for us means: fuel economy, reliability, non-behemoth-SUV-ness, aesthetic and reasonable cost (<$25k). Also: any knowledge about Subaru Outbacks and SoCal 4WD dealers. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Apr 29, 2008 - 26 answers

Tricks to get better MPG

Simple tricks to improve MPG? For instance, I've thought about removing the rear seats/internal molding to lighten my car. I've also thought about aero-improvements, such as moon-disc wheel covers, or even somehow making a cover over my rear wheel wells. I'll be removing my rear wing this weekend, but what other tweaks could I do? [more inside]
posted by raikkohamilonso on Apr 29, 2008 - 39 answers

Gas prices change but cars don't. What gives?

Gas has been getting more and more expensive, yet cars have not been getting more fuel efficient. Why not? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Feb 18, 2008 - 47 answers

Need a Car, High MPG, low cost

What is the best low maintenance, high gas mileage, low cost car I can buy (new or used) on a limited budget. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Dec 12, 2007 - 23 answers

Is there a better way (for Mac) to convert DVDs into a movie files than how I am doing it?

Am I using the best process/set of applications for converting DVDs into Movies? [more inside]
posted by Hypnic jerk on Nov 12, 2007 - 14 answers

The peachtrees are killing my gas mileage!

How can I maximize fuel economy in a car with an automatic transmission? [more inside]
posted by wondercow on Oct 9, 2007 - 25 answers

2008 Cars with great gas mileage.

My parents are looking for a new car with great gas mileage. They don't want a Hybrid. What are their options? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Sep 25, 2007 - 29 answers

The best freeware DVD -> .avi or MPG ripper? Please?

What's the best freeware DVD -> .avi or .mpg ripper for Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by beaucoupkevin on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get the most mpg out of a 5-speed?

How do you drive a 5-speed for better gas mileage? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on May 20, 2007 - 30 answers

DYC into something useful?

Mission Impossible? Converting ICUII video to AVI or MPG or MOV? [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Dec 30, 2006 - 2 answers

low mpg

I seem to be getting horrible mpg after changing my own disk brakes. [more inside]
posted by spork on Dec 6, 2006 - 10 answers

Conversion: ppt to mpg.

ppt -> mpg ?? [more inside]
posted by ハッカー on Jul 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Secure free/cheap video hosting site

Is there a secure, free video hosting service for my .mpg home movies? [more inside]
posted by traderjoefan on Jul 14, 2006 - 4 answers

I hate cars but...

I want a car that carries more than 5 passengers AND gets good fuel economy! I did see some similar recent posts on this question, but not explicitly including the more than 5 seating issue! Right now I drive a tiny civic hatch back. I don't care about having a BIG car, I just want a car that can carry more people than the members of my immediate family. I hate to switch from 35 mpg to the 18 that even the most efficient minivan provides. Any creative seating solutions (Optional rear bench? Back facing station wagon seating?) will be considered!
posted by serazin on May 16, 2006 - 27 answers

wing on the back of a car increasing MPG? Color me dubious.

Last night on ABC news there was a guy with a VW beetle (silver) who put a wicked-huge wing on the back and claimed some ridiculously-high MPG figure. Alas, my google fu fails me. Why would this wing possibly work? They guy wasn't a tuner, AFAICT.
posted by Wild_Eep on May 5, 2006 - 27 answers

Why are some YouTube videos so much better quality than others? What video specs and file format (AVI, MOV, MPG) produce the best results?

Why are some YouTube videos so much better quality than others? What video specs and file format (AVI, MOV, MPG) produce the best results?
posted by JudgeBork on Apr 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Why doesn't iMovie import my mpg?

iMovie question: I have not used iMovie much, but I'd like to play around. I have a Sony DSC-P100 digital point-and-shoot camera that records video, which I can save to my computer as mpg. However, I can't seem to use these files in iMovie. Does that sound right, or is there something wrong with my copy of iMovie, or what? I can find nothing in the iMovie help that describes what file formats may be imported.
posted by shaneflyer on Jan 10, 2006 - 4 answers

What is the best way to encode video for web use?

What is the best way to encode video for cross platform (mac, windows and *nix) use? [more inside]
posted by ikareru on Nov 3, 2005 - 16 answers

How should I drive my uphill commute?

Driving tips for an uphill commute? [more inside]
posted by jgee on Oct 26, 2005 - 24 answers

Bad Gas Mileage

Why is my Outback only getting 21 MPG! [more inside]
posted by retro88 on Aug 18, 2005 - 24 answers

Does it take more gas to start engine , than to keep running.

With the price of a gallon of gas now approaching/exceeding $ 2.50 , is the urban legend that it's cheaper to keep it running and that the car uses more gas in start-up than in running a few minutes at the drive through bank teller, railroad crossing, etc. , still accurate ( was it ever? ) I realize there are other mileage factors in the equation , but at some price point the theory must fail.
posted by Agamenticus on Jul 10, 2005 - 18 answers

quick help for hosting mpgs on my new website?

I've just established the domain for my first website, and look forward to learning how to update and maintain it. (I currently know nothing about how to do it, but I'm an eager learner.) For the moment, I'd like to host about 25 movie files and 100 images, and could use some advice on how to do this. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 4, 2005 - 8 answers

Options for Diesel Cars

I love my car, but am becoming increasingly concerned about gas mileage and environmental responsibility. It isn't a guzzler, but I know I could do better. What are your experiences with diesel cars? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Mar 17, 2005 - 11 answers

gas savings vs. wheel weight

From cycling I'm aware that rotational weight is the best to cut for efficiency, and when I think about my new car and ways to coax more mileage out of it, I wonder if getting a lighter set of wheels would improve that measurably? I can't tell if anyone has ever looked at gas savings vs. wheel weight before in my google searching. [+] [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 3, 2005 - 30 answers

We need n00bs

NerdFilter: So I'm part of an online gaming community/guild that runs some servers. We have a recruitment process that is a bit old, and we are starting to get rather large (50+).

What sort of recruitment process are you aware of for online communities? Any that you are particularly fond of?
posted by eurasian on Jan 17, 2005 - 9 answers

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