Interesting mileage tracking site

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mikehaugen

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That's an interesting site, nice to get some real world information instead of "epa estimated". The only problem I have with it is that the overwhelming majority of people I talk to don't check their mileage properly. I don't know about everyone else, but I fill the tank, drive, fill again (without topping off either time) and see how many gallons it took to go that many miles... pretty simple if you ask me. I have heard so many people using the gauge... well I went 200 miles on a half tank and it's a 26 gallon tank so.... Or even better when I hear people say how great their vehicle is on gas because it is only $30 bucks to fill and it lasts them 2 weeks- what is that supposed to tell them?:confused3: My old truck takes about $100-$150 to fill from empty, but it might last 2 or 3 months sometimes because I hardly drive it... it must be awesome! :D Realistically it averages about 11 mpg. :(
 
  
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It's interesting looking at the cummins numbers after 2009... there is a very definite trend down, while the powerstroke trend up....
 
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That's an interesting site, nice to get some real world information instead of "epa estimated". The only problem I have with it is that the overwhelming majority of people I talk to don't check their mileage properly. I don't know about everyone else, but I fill the tank, drive, fill again (without topping off either time) and see how many gallons it took to go that many miles... pretty simple if you ask me. I have heard so many people using the gauge... well I went 200 miles on a half tank and it's a 26 gallon tank so.... Or even better when I hear people say how great their vehicle is on gas because it is only $30 bucks to fill and it lasts them 2 weeks- what is that supposed to tell them?:confused3: My old truck takes about $100-$150 to fill from empty, but it might last 2 or 3 months sometimes because I hardly drive it... it must be awesome! :D Realistically it averages about 11 mpg. :(

Or they think the overhead computer MPG is correct. Mine is wrong the vast majority of the time and usually the computer says I am getting BETTER mpg than a calculation based on the miles driven and gallons used.

Later,
Dan
 
 
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