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Old 03-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #41
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so i just saw this, but my focus doesnt tell me how many miles/km till empty... is this just with the 08? also, my gauge cluster is all black, and lights up red/blue... its not white like the one in the picture? also just filled up tonight, will report back on thursday with my mileage.
People are just posting that but what we are actually supposed to post is the trip miles. reset it when you fill up then when you get back to the 50 mile light post your miles achieved during that tank of fuel.
my cluster is the same color as yours they just unlocked some of the functions on the later models.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:46 AM   #42
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Well so far 101 miles With 1/4 tank used. All city driving and it states average 27.4 mpg
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:32 AM   #43
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I'm also a nerd when it comes to MPG. I keep a log just to see where I'm at.

I commute about 120 miles a day at 75-80mph. All numbers are hand calculated using the odometer and what the gas pump says went in the tank. No computer for me, either.


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looks awesome mike! i just started doing a gas log(=
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Yeah it passes the time. I just wish I could write off my gas expenses each year. :(

I'm interested to see if summer fuel gives me a little better MPG. It's still cold and snowing here in Montana.

Also something that is interesting to note: I installed cruise control in my car around the middle part of February, and it doesn't look like it has effected my MPG in any way. Still getting almost exactly the same. I actually thought it might drop a little since there are a few sections of road where the car now downshifts to maintain speed with the cruise on. Without cruise, I would just let the mph drop without allowing the car to downshift. Like I said though: no difference.
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Just read through alot of these(=
http://ecomodder.com/forum/EM-hyperm...ecodriving.php
my favorite thing that i already do
"Drive at the speed that allows the TC (torque converter) to lock up. This is often around 40-45 mph. Speeds just above this typically return the higest cruising fuel economy. "
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Nice Mike, I used to keep my MPG on my phone each fill. I think a hand written MPG sheet would be better.
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I've had my car almost a month. Car says average 27.8. 364 mile until E when I filled it up yesterday.
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I'm going to fill my car up tonight, but I've been driving rather "agressively" lately. So I might be lucky to clear 30mpg.

On a side note I did an all time best of 39.4mpg (494miles on 12.5 gallons). After I filled up on that tank my DTE said over 500 miles.
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Chase, I don't think people should be using the 50 mile light as an indicator. I think it really should remain miles traveled divided by gallons used to get to full.

I say this because I believe it even says in the owner's manual that the "miles left" is a sliding average based on the last 400 miles driven. So the 50 miles until empty indicator is not really accurate.

That said, with my stock 15 inch wheels, if I'm on the highway all day I can get upwards of 43 mpg. Now I just have to prove it!
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