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rick_evans

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2011 4:08:10 PM

Factory or aftermarket. If it does, is it a good predictor of your actual MPG?
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justdrooit
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 12:09:18 PM

Factory. I have a 2014 Subaru Impreza 5 Door. It's always optimistic on estimated gas mileage. Usually it's about 2 MPG over (I've also seen it almost dead on and as much as 3.5 MPG over - depends on the driving). I keep track with my smartphone using Fuel Buddy, so I know what I'm really getting. It's still a great little car though. I think most people don't really track their mileage and TRUST what their car is telling them. Trust me, it's probably wrong.


[Edited by: justdrooit at 10/31/2014 12:10:31 PM EST]
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:19:20 AM

yes...in my wife's new 2014 Honda Civic LX...............
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CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 9:16:57 PM

yes
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:42:04 PM

No
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puddy
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:49:21 AM

Yes
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 7:18:10 AM

yes
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Ratso
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 6:21:44 AM

Factory ....no it doesnt even come close.
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gas_phil
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 10:23:12 PM

FaCtOrY
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:09:10 PM

Factory
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:33:51 AM

FAcTOry
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PhilnTX
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 3:04:07 PM

Factory, pretty close
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 1:25:51 PM

yes
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:53:14 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:47:02 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda LX has one......................
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:45:04 AM

no
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:05:37 PM

yes/ yes
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:44:57 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:11:27 AM

yup
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JeepGCx5
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:09:29 AM

Yes I do
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 7:45:52 AM

Three do have MPG digital readers, one has aftermarket, all work fine. I keep their mode set for instant mpg most of the time, rather my driving habits/right foot have been trained way back when gas prices rose above a dollar per gallon.

I never try to compare my calculations against the indicators when refueling, that at one time did prove close results. The main thing is learning to train myself for economy driving by taking notice of how I work my engines energy levels in relation to motion and traffic terrain/surroundings.

It works for Me sometimes as a guilty meter, if I get off track, (lose economy)on a tank of fuel. It's somewhat of a choice game with fuel dollars, (tail-pipe waste)= extra refuel pump $$$ caused often by the "peddle Dance", both pedals.....and Me the driver!I would hope for an engine run time read-out, that could be reset each interval and for the 24hr period or longer, that's just Me.....
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 2:15:19 PM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:58:17 AM

My wife's car does..........
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nickless
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:35:01 AM

No
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:05:36 AM

NO
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 3:00:10 PM

yes
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:07:02 AM

yup
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:23:43 PM

No
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 11:35:46 AM

yes factory a little high on prediction
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WEDDY
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:35:57 AM

Yes. I reads about .5mpg high on my 2013 Honda Fit

[Edited by: WEDDY at 10/14/2014 9:36:43 AM EST]
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:00:23 AM

no
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 7:19:53 AM

I do, but I ONLY use it for miles left to travel with whatever gas is left on the tank at that time.

For mpg's calculations I do it the old fashioned way. Full tank to full tank, the miles divided by the gallons used. EZ does it

(Of course the only way it works correctly is by topping off both fill ups)

[Edited by: Bad_Petroleum at 10/14/2014 7:22:05 AM EST]
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Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 2:23:27 PM

no
just a trip odometer
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 10:45:23 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:40:55 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:24:02 AM

no
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:15:50 AM

N
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dvc2
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 9:28:43 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:47:18 PM

yup
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:44:46 PM

no
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:36:13 PM

Wife's 09 Corolla has one.
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:06:38 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:31:05 AM

No, it doesn't.
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 11:11:19 AM

yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:39:52 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda Civic LX has one...............
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:32:04 AM

NO
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:30:53 AM

No, but I want one.
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 1:55:35 AM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 2:52:41 PM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:10:04 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda Civic has one...............
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CaptainAnhyzer
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 8:00:51 PM

yes
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