Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    2:13 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Fuel Economy > Topics Add to favorite topics   Post new topicPost New Topic
Author Topic: Does your car have a fuel economy meter? Back to Topics
rick_evans

Champion Author
Boston

Posts:6,443
Points:1,626,900
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Mar 28, 2011 4:08:10 PM

Factory or aftermarket. If it does, is it a good predictor of your actual MPG?
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
carloco75
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:6,298
Points:1,186,340
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 9:33:51 AM

FAcTOry
Profile Pic
PhilnTX
All-Star Author Dallas

Posts:798
Points:905,990
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 3:04:07 PM

Factory, pretty close
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 1:25:51 PM

yes
Profile Pic
Jackson126
All-Star Author Virginia

Posts:702
Points:243,450
Joined:May 2014
Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:53:14 PM

no
Profile Pic
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:26,217
Points:1,103,565
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:47:02 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda LX has one......................
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:9,754
Points:1,573,975
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:45:04 AM

no
Profile Pic
Mikeyy1960
Rookie Author Cape Coral

Posts:75
Points:92,925
Joined:Aug 2014
Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:05:37 PM

yes/ yes
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 1:44:57 PM

yes
Profile Pic
redfish67
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,570
Points:378,500
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:11:27 AM

yup
Profile Pic
JeepGCx5
Rookie Author New Jersey

Posts:6
Points:4,525
Joined:Oct 2014
Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 10:09:29 AM

Yes I do
Profile Pic
dontuknowOH
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,538
Points:61,145
Joined:Aug 2009
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.....
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 2:15:19 PM

Yes
Profile Pic
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:26,217
Points:1,103,565
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:58:17 AM

My wife's car does..........
Profile Pic
nickless
Champion Author PEI

Posts:16,599
Points:2,649,690
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:35:01 AM

No
Profile Pic
poetdog73
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:1,706
Points:1,099,350
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 12:05:36 AM

NO
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 3:00:10 PM

yes
Profile Pic
redfish67
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,570
Points:378,500
Joined:Dec 2013
Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:07:02 AM

yup
Profile Pic
Awing1
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:1,104
Points:294,970
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 12:23:43 PM

No
Profile Pic
jay93LA
Champion Author New Orleans

Posts:5,074
Points:1,197,345
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 11:35:46 AM

yes factory a little high on prediction
Profile Pic
WEDDY
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:5,975
Points:1,637,720
Joined:Oct 2009
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]
Profile Pic
8_Ball2014
All-Star Author North Dakota

Posts:961
Points:188,615
Joined:Jun 2014
Message Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:00:23 AM

no
Profile Pic
Bad_Petroleum
Champion Author Miami

Posts:98,405
Points:734,430
Joined:Jan 2013
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]
Profile Pic
Tucsonhomes
All-Star Author Tucson

Posts:650
Points:780,990
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 2:23:27 PM

no
just a trip odometer
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 10:45:23 PM

Yes
Profile Pic
CaptainAnhyzer
Champion Author Albany

Posts:3,493
Points:788,110
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 7:40:55 PM

yes
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:9,754
Points:1,573,975
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:24:02 AM

no
Profile Pic
cujo1977
Champion Author Nashville

Posts:1,883
Points:400,025
Joined:Apr 2013
Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 6:15:50 AM

N
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 9:28:43 PM

yes
Profile Pic
Boyrr
Champion Author Allentown

Posts:17,377
Points:3,752,595
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:47:18 PM

yup
Profile Pic
Awing1
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:1,104
Points:294,970
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:44:46 PM

no
Profile Pic
rick_evans
Champion Author Boston

Posts:6,443
Points:1,626,900
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 3:36:13 PM

Wife's 09 Corolla has one.
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:9,754
Points:1,573,975
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 8:06:38 AM

no
Profile Pic
twt
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:12,848
Points:1,586,760
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 3:31:05 AM

No, it doesn't.
Profile Pic
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:5,095
Points:866,000
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 11:11:19 AM

yes
Profile Pic
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:26,217
Points:1,103,565
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:39:52 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda Civic LX has one...............
Profile Pic
jdmd6613
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:2,152
Points:557,945
Joined:May 2013
Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 8:32:04 AM

NO
Profile Pic
OilerFan
Champion Author Tulsa

Posts:16,398
Points:2,924,785
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 7:30:53 AM

No, but I want one.
Profile Pic
nickless
Champion Author PEI

Posts:16,599
Points:2,649,690
Joined:Aug 2007
Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 1:55:35 AM

No
Profile Pic
GLM4205
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:6,341
Points:1,328,735
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 2:52:41 PM

No
Profile Pic
contiki
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:26,217
Points:1,103,565
Joined:Sep 2008
Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 7:10:04 AM

My wife's new 2014 Honda Civic has one...............
Profile Pic
CaptainAnhyzer
Champion Author Albany

Posts:3,493
Points:788,110
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 8:00:51 PM

yes
Profile Pic
skw1239
Rookie Author Philadelphia

Posts:1
Points:164,820
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 1:48:19 PM

yes, 2010 Ford Fusion
Profile Pic
carinthuist
Champion Author San Francisco

Posts:5,095
Points:866,000
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 12:24:47 PM

yes
Profile Pic
badbobKY
All-Star Author Lexington

Posts:650
Points:15,945
Joined:Aug 2013
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 6:36:32 AM

yes
Profile Pic
randy3116
Champion Author Tennessee

Posts:1,680
Points:549,000
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 5:29:08 AM

no
Profile Pic
John_Doe
Champion Author Northwest Territories

Posts:9,754
Points:1,573,975
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Oct 2, 2014 3:09:37 AM

no
Profile Pic
dontuknowOH
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,538
Points:61,145
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 9:03:22 PM

Two OEMs and one aftermarket, all work fine.
Profile Pic
dvc2
Champion Author Oakland

Posts:2,655
Points:988,580
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 7:27:29 PM

yes
Profile Pic
BCNU
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:17,073
Points:2,769,175
Joined:Mar 2005
Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 1:50:40 AM

no
Profile Pic
metsghia
Sophomore Author Jacksonville

Posts:221
Points:303,475
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:19:03 PM

Yes and it can be fairly close but it depends on how you fill your tank. Consistency is the key.
Post a reply Back to Topics