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Bogus fuel mileage reporting. Grrrr.....


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No they are going to be saying when's the next bus because they can't afford the $100,000 sub compact electric commuter car.  Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk      

Have any of you noticed that the reported fuel mileage is much higher than reality?  I track every drop of fuel my truck burns and my hand calculations are always a fraction of the fuel mileage that t

I have to admit, growing up watching my dad log every single thing in a note pad in the glove box on his vehicles, so I get where the mindset comes from.   Sadly though, in 20 years this pos

14 hours ago, Grumpy Bear said:

Meanwhile, back at the ranch..........

A robust discussion on calculating mpg's turns into an opportunity to express bitterness towards change.   FWIW I've enjoyed $5 per US gallon gas for years.  It fluctuates between bad and worse.  I don't know all of the variables with respect to pricing and climate impact but the push to reduce consumption and dependence has been around since I started driving, 50 years ago.  I sense a couple of members believe this push is as recent as this past year!  I agree that our DiC's can be more accurate but they are accurate enough for my needs.   I always make fuel consumption a top consideration when looking for a truck.  The built in consumption gauge helps me to improve my driving habits.  

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9 minutes ago, Donstar said:

  I agree that our DiC's can be more accurate but they are accurate enough for my needs.   I always make fuel consumption a top consideration when looking for a truck.  The built in consumption gauge helps me to improve my driving habits.  

Even though mine is off by a good amount directionally it is still useful in the endeavor to improve ones driving habits.. 
Agreed.

 

It is not however accurate enough to 'brag' as if it were true.  

Absolutely not accurate enough to sustain any reasonable, rational argument of efficiency.  

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