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jrferrari
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 9:19:04 AM

Do you record your gas mileage so you can see if it changes over time?

It can be any method, paper, spreadsheet, online, or any other method.

I started with a small hard cover notebook and moved to Excel and then online. Excel is nice because I created a bunch of graphs.
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:00:52 AM

yes
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 3:15:59 AM

I do it the old-fashioned way: college-ruled steno pad and Pilot G2 pen. Fill-ups, oil changes, air filter changes, etc.
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 1:03:19 AM

no
DLL66
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 10:17:22 PM

Milagekeeper app on my iPhone.
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 2:54:14 PM

yes, fuelly.com
randy3116
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 1:43:18 PM

yes via a spreadsheet
jay93LA
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 7:37:46 AM

yes
BCNU
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:31:18 AM

no
Alexi7
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:12:40 AM

Yes, for close to 40 years now. I started with seed corn notebooks(ask an old farmer about them) and I've progressed to college-ruled notebooks.
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 9:16:56 AM

Yes.
stoihor
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 8:24:23 AM

yes, on gas cubby which is an app on my smart phone.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:45:48 AM

Yes, Fuelly, Ecomodders & Claen MPG
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 6:21:37 AM

on the gas receipt
cv
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2015 3:40:15 AM

Yes, I keep my gas usuage and calculate later.
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2015 3:35:13 PM

Yes
ChiefNolarama
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 10:41:27 AM

yes
GLM4205
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:40:59 AM

Yes
atech54
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 8:08:24 AM

No I dont record it on paper. Every time I fill up I figure up my Miles/Gallon.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 6:34:38 AM

On gas receipt
Mininana
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2015 11:28:18 AM

first jot it down on the receipt, adding current and trip odometers readings... furious if I don't get a receipt and have to write it all down, including the gallonage, price and cost...
then transfer to a file in my Word, now use Gasbuddy's log as well, just 'cause it's there...
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 6:51:31 PM

Yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2015 5:45:59 PM

No just keep track of it by the week.
badbobKY
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:06:00 AM

yes
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 9:00:16 AM

yes
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:18:57 PM

Fuelly.com
Tucsonhomes
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 1:48:59 PM

Every time I fill it
Vin63
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2015 10:15:05 AM

Yes, I have to document my vehicle usage and mileage for my business.
JohnCur
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 12:53:49 AM

sometimes
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 12:16:09 PM

just check on screen car
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 4:11:23 AM

yes
drydem
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2015 12:04:06 AM

The entire gas usage of my 2010 Prius is available for review online at fuelly dot com as Hyperdrive One and at cleanmpg dot com as Hyperdrive 1. I also have it recorded on a log book too.

My fuel efficiency is a bit higher than normal because - I have been using the Prius to learn how to hypermile. The fuel efficiency of a Prius is normally higher in the summer time and lower in the winter time... The fuel efficiency is normally better for slow (35 mph) commuting and poorer for high speed (+65 mph) long distance trips.
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 11:16:49 AM

No,only do local travel a few times a week.
redfish67
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 10:20:19 AM

no
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2015 3:09:26 AM

yes
divebomber
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 10:19:20 AM

ABSOLUTELY!
retiredssgt
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 9:10:03 AM

No
xmstr
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 6:46:23 AM

in my head
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 6:20:43 AM

yes
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 8:21:09 AM

I have a spreadsheet but haven't been using it lately
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 5:12:26 PM

to dontuno in ohio... nice, thoughtful post...helpful... think that's two I've seen from you in last couple days...
Mininana
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 5:10:56 PM

scrupulously... mark date, location, type and grade, even the type of driving (graded A+ through D-), then the mileage for that tankful... also record on this chart any car problems (tires, air conditioning liquid backing up to flood front seat) and even car's location at each 1,000 mile turn... little obsessive, but it keeps me out of the casinos... also now use the gasbuddy calculator, which is a bit daunting
speedfreek
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2015 11:53:24 AM

Yes, I use gasbuddy and as they log and report slightly differently from each other.
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 5:27:13 AM

yes
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 1:30:30 PM

Yes
Robert8716
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 10:01:23 AM

I use the gas receipt
BCNU
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 12:17:31 AM

yes
SAButton
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 10:51:36 AM

Yes
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 8:44:00 AM

I now only save the receipts, total them up on a monthly basis. Back during "2000" when fuel prices rose above $1.00 a gal and We bought smaller economy vehicles to cope, one now has near 80K miles, I have quickly learned about refining My driving habits using all vehicles along with the knowledge of their capabilities in order to get better mileage.

No need to constantly redo calculations unless a newer change other than regular wear/tear takes place. Traffic commutes/circumstances will change, but that takes an ability to only cope accordingly.

When owning/driving a vehicle, one decides what they can afford becomes realistic. Once I used good habits when driving, the rest takes away economic stress. The receipts show progress, concern/action, makes it work.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 7:46:24 AM

on the gas receipt
8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2015 5:51:45 AM

no
jioon
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 1:22:54 PM

I usually just make a mental note of how many miles I drove before my next fill up.
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