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mblackiston
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 8:40:44 AM

Good morning forum,

I have a general question for everyone. Does your car have an "ECO" mode and if so do you find that it helps you increase mpg or not?
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Mr1lung
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 4:11:26 PM

yes and yes
sagnat
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:19:56 PM

Nope.

My "eco" mode is controlled by my right foot.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:10:38 PM

Sponge fastened under-side of Go Pedel,adjusted correctly...
Houckster
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:05:38 PM

I am my "ECO" mode. I get nearly the same mileage around town as I do on trips.
102670
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:39:59 AM

Nope.
Hanski
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 9:23:13 AM

no
MertieMan
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:13:42 AM

They can put all of the "modes" on them they want, but the gas milage with ethanol is the same sorry thing. Maybe they should put a commode on them also.
chipote
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2013 1:23:27 AM

No
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 11:55:00 PM

no but i have seen a lot of cars that have it now
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:11:28 AM

Mine doesn't have an eco mode. I just try to get into a higher gear at reasonably low rpms without "pinging".
BigHorne1
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:16:33 AM

no and the average mpg calculator is usually off by at least a gallon or more on your average.
Banjoe
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 7:06:25 AM

We have that option on our 6 speed. The shift revs are way up in the Sport mode and much lower in the Eco setting. I haven't run a tank full in the Sport mode so don't know how much it kicks mileage. It does make the car a different machine and much more likely to attract tickets for playfulness.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 3:06:35 AM

no
KansasGunman
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 1:45:38 PM

Never heard of it, don't believe I want to either...I like horsepower and a lot of it when I want it.

[Edited by: KansasGunman at 8/16/2012 1:46:52 PM EST]
diesdown
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 12:10:42 PM

JimBlake nailed it.....my car has sport and comfort mode....difference is when in sport mode car starts out in 1st gear.......comfort 2nd gear....and yes it can affect mpg.
JimBlake56
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:25:40 AM

My cars don't have that since they are manual transmissions.
"Eco" mode is a feature of automatic transmissions that uses different shift-points for better MPG. Some auto-trans cars have "Sport" mode that changes shift behavior in the opposite direction.
97PearlCat
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 11:33:28 AM

no
deadbluefish
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 8:39:09 AM

no
bithehr
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Message Posted: Aug 12, 2012 8:25:40 AM

no
Houckster
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 2:50:36 PM

I am my car's (actually a Ranger) eco mode.
rjro
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 8:27:48 AM

my car does have eco and it helps if you are trying to improve your mpg.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 6:55:42 AM

No Eco mode on my vehicle.
jes
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 5:01:18 AM

No
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Aug 8, 2012 10:28:11 AM

Good morning, Mr. mblackiston ...

Your assignment is to spend time observing the fuel prices at gas stations in your area, and list them on a daily basis --> that way, we all can become more "ECO" ...
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