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Old 11-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by dwightm View Post
Quick update - Just filled up the 2013 S for the first time, drove 2 miles to the nearest highway, then ran 5 miles at 65mph in 5th gear. Average fuel mileage read 36.2 at the 7-mile mark. SWEET.
Don't put too much faith in the MPG read out on the dash...they are notoriously inaccurate in many cases. On my Focus, the dash-indicated MPG is typically much greater than actual MPG (as computed via miles driven since last fill, divided by volume of gas required to fill). In some cases, dash-indicated MPG is less than actual; but in most cases, it is greater than actual. Much greater. The dash-indicated MPG reading should be used for purely amusement purposes only. If the speedometer was as inaccurate, we would all be getting tickets!
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