I am pleased to report a sustained 20% improvement in average fuel economy for my Saab through the simple expedient of returning to driving for economy at the expense of lively throttle response. The speed limits are still reached briskly enough and of course, they are limits: my journey times have become no longer.

Subject to safety, try to drive using no more than half throttle and the next gear up (once you have pulled away in first as usual). IAM or RoSPA coaching will help you improve your anticipation, reducing further the need to change speed, which is always at your expense.

Other tips here: Telegraph, IAM. Please put safety first!

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