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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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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.
ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:10:34 PM

Every fill-up, in a little notepad in the glovebox.
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 10:57:06 AM

yes
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 9:06:36 AM

iphone app
cv
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 6:11:57 AM

No, not over a long period of time.
jagish23
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 11:41:48 PM

I've tracked my vehicle's gas mileage for a number of years now. My spreadsheet has evolved over the years and now includes cost/miles (CPM), min/max PPG, Miles/Year, Est. Cost per year, and a calculation to see how my mileage compares to EPA estimates and how much money is saved as a result. Tracking is broken out by season, year, and overall. I also use it to remind me of when service is due. Took some time but now it is all setup and gives me a great summary with little effort. Love it.
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 1:40:16 PM

I use the gasbuddy's fuel logbook.
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:22:23 AM

NO
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 4:56:57 PM

Nope
jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 9:24:49 AM

NO
ecsojay
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:51:22 PM

yes....spreadsheet design to show date, location, provider, amount paid, mileage and gallons purchased, pump price, etc....end of year, it calculates, total coast associated with driving expenses, miles driven, gallons of gas purchased...etc
drgeeforce
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 12:02:24 PM

fuelly.com
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 1:04:10 PM

yes
fvf2588
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 9:44:49 AM

Yes use the Gas buddy fuel log. Great tool!
Nuzan
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 8:41:01 PM

Yes
VWDeeZel
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Message Posted: Jan 14, 2015 12:11:00 AM

Excel spreadsheet.

I don't exactly trust on-line record keeping.
juniperus98
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 9:00:52 PM

Yes, on a smartphone app.
englanddh2
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2015 2:45:47 PM

Yes, Auto Tool Box and a spreadsheet. Actually helped me identify an O2 sensor that was going bad, but didn't pop any codes. Ended up increasing my MPG by .5.

I am now a firm believer in tracking your gas mileage.
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 7:27:43 AM

on the gas reciept
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2015 1:49:28 AM

no....to lazy
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2015 2:28:59 PM

Yes, Fuelly
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2015 9:20:51 AM

yes
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 8, 2015 9:06:37 AM

yup, iPhone app
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