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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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ny10
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2013 12:24:51 AM

never done it, but maybe I should do it
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northroad
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 9:08:06 PM

fuelly
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JunGleJimBo
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 3:10:51 PM

Yes, I use GB for tracking my mileage. It is also pretty easy to check, because I usually use about 10 gallons of gas before I need to fill up. Just take a quick look at my trip odometer and move the decimal and I have my mileage.

Jim

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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 2:02:48 PM

yup
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2013 12:29:53 AM

I keep a mental note of my mpg's
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carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 3:35:45 PM

22.7MPG
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 3:43:53 AM

yes
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 6:19:51 AM

on my gas receipt
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Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 5:45:41 AM

Yes, iPhone app
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rick_evans
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:03:56 PM

fuelly.com
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tjhunter
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 12:15:47 PM

Yes on this sites "fuel logbook"
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jjb67
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 11:42:39 AM

There are two methods of gas mileage measurement that I use:

1. When I fill up my tank, I reset the trip odometer. Then when I fill up the next time, as soon as the pump stops automatically (indicating full), I get a receipt and note the trip odometer mileage on it before resetting it for the next round. I then calculate MPG from what I wrote on the receipt and the number of gallons dispensed and enter that in my spreadsheet.
2. Since my car has a fuel economy display, I write that number on my receipt also, and enter that figure in my spreadsheet.

Combining the two figures, I can see what variances exist (if any) in my fuel economy.
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RockShagwell
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 10:43:37 AM

no but i need to start
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 6:46:21 AM

No.......
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superscion
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2013 5:35:37 AM

Yes
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 3:21:38 PM

yes
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 3:55:07 AM

I keep it on GasBuddy.
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ldb002
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 6:35:42 PM

Yes, my car keeps record. Currently my car gets 34.3 mpg! Love my Nissan Versa.
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superscion
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2013 3:21:35 PM

Yes
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 12:51:46 PM

road trip iPhone app
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lwood655
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2013 7:35:13 AM

on this sites' fuel log book
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tjhunter
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This sites "fuel log book"
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:25:51 AM

On the receipt
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:20:33 AM

Yes . . .
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 11:09:19 AM

no.........
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steffy628
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 7:26:07 AM

Yes, I enter all my data into Fuelly online
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 5:31:37 PM

I use the road trip iPhone app
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GKW
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 11:46:57 AM

Yes. I completely fill the tank every time I get gas, write down the miles on the odo, the location, gas brand, gallons to fill, price per gallon, MPG reported by vehicle computer (no good; it is off). I periodically enter the data into a spreadsheet - I have data going back to 1979! I have also started noting the orientation of the vehicle because if sloped toward the filler inlet a fill up can wind up as much as 1.5 gallons less than sloped the other way.
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mdr46
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 4:04:02 PM

Yes, I write it down in a notebook that I keep in the car.
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Madridjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 8:31:46 AM

no, i watch the mileage shown on the vehicle's computer just to monitor what I am getting relative to previous readings so that I would notice a real change, but that is all
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2013 6:56:24 AM

Road Trip iPhone app
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46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 11:51:59 AM

Only on long trips.
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 10:41:05 AM

Yes....
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 9:58:12 AM

I get the receipt and write my mileage, and record it in the GasBuddy Fuel Logbook.
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pghbill
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2013 1:34:36 AM

I used to save the receipt and write the mileage on it.now I occasionally track it to determine fuel milage.
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pt1KY
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 12:56:18 PM

no
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 10:36:58 AM

in my head
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:02:32 AM

yes
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morrongiello
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:08:23 AM

every time I fill up on the receipt
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2013 7:02:00 AM

on my gas recipt
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Zennyboy
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 6:59:36 PM

I record a lot of data for my mileage:

Total Fuel Cost
Cost per litre
MPG
L / 100KM
Litres used

Cost per KM - Averaging $0.106 per KM driving (since I bought my car)

Here's some surprising numbers about how much cost of gas is, over the life of the car:

http://gas-share.com/forum/forum/the-lounge/technology/85-tesla

[Edited by: Zennyboy at 10/11/2013 7:00:23 PM EST]
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 2:18:31 PM

road trip app for iPhone
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pagbowl
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 8:56:57 PM

No
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 5:20:09 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2013 8:20:39 AM

Each fillip on the receipt
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 9:44:22 AM

yes
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 9:14:33 AM

I have 2 vehicles and use a iPhone app called Road Trip to keep track of fuel use.
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RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 6:40:24 AM

on gas receipt
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 3:37:33 AM

No, never have.
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2013 12:43:42 AM

yes, I have a note book and enter data into excel.
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jjb67
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 5:23:09 PM

Yes, I record it two ways:

1. My car calculates my gas mileage, along with my trip miles, total miles, average speed, and distance to empty.
2. When I fill up my tank, I reset the trip odometer to zero. Then at my next fill up, I write the trip mileage on my receipt, and then I enter the mileage and gallons purchased (from the receipt) into my Excel spreadsheet which calculates my fuel economy (which varies slightly from the calculated MPG figure provided by my vehicle by a few MPGs).
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