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Old 08-15-2013, 12:06 PM
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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We are averaging 18mpg with lots of around town driving and heavy feet. Fully loaded on a long trip, we got just over 23mph for the whole trip. Sweet.
I went with the v8 and really don't have any regrets. I do mostly city driving on a daily basis and am getting 16 mpg calculated average running 87 octane (EVIC says 16.3-16.5 but it lies...) For the couple MPG vs my annual mileage, having the extra grunt when I wanted was more important.

I have yet to take it on a long trip unloaded, but was pleasantly surprised to get high 17s pulling my popup camper, (3-4 mpg better than by old Tundra) I obviously didn't need the HEMI for light towing, but the way it will get up and out of the way even with a camper in tow has come in handy... had one of those "herd instinct" drivers next to me in the exit lane coming up to an interchange, slow done a little, speed up a little, they just kept mirroring me ... drop the hammer and outta there. Good think the camper was packed well...

My only real regret was that that I couldn't wait for the diesel any longer...
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Everyone finds that the evic shows higher mpg than what is actually calculated.

Is it possible that the computer only calculates fuel used while the vehicle is actually moving when coming up with the mpg? In a way that really is more accurate. Gas burned while the car warms up in the driveway has no miles associated with it.


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I have owned a 2011 grand with the 3.6 and was a great jeep. It was fun to drive since it revs reasonably high. After almost 2 years I wanted more and you're not going to get much out of this no matter what you waste you're money on. Now I have a 2013 with a hemi and you can not compare the two. Overall on the highway they are very close for mpg's, but when you step on it there is no comparison.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

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Everyone finds that the evic shows higher mpg than what is actually calculated.

Is it possible that the computer only calculates fuel used while the vehicle is actually moving when coming up with the mpg? In a way that really is more accurate. Gas burned while the car warms up in the driveway has no miles associated with it.


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I don't know. Every vehicle that I've owned that had an average mpg readout were always pessimistic. BUT I'm sure there is some way to get it correct, but at what cost.
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I have had 3 new Jeeps in 3 years. A 2010 Limited, a 2012 Laredo X Loaded, and a 2014 Overland Loaded. All 3 have had the HEMI and all 3 have been great vehicles. I don't even look at the gas prices. Compared to some of the cars in my stable the 5.7 is like a Prius!! My Mercedes G55 AMG gets about 6 MPG in the city. The box on wheels... My thought is I'm gonna fill up my cars no matter what gas costs so why not get the more powerful engine. Just my .02
I've found that when I mix an ounce or two of Chanel #5 with 100 octane racing fuel in the petrol tank and wrap $100 bills around the full length of the exhaust pipe my Rolls has so much more pep to it.
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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

Last week I stopped to talk to a friend I haven't seen in quite a while. Pulled up to the curb rolled down the window. It was a very hot day so I left the A/C on and we talked for about 20 minutes. The evic showed .2 less when I pulled away so I would say it calculates also when the car is not moving. And yes it reads on the high side anywhere from 1 to 2 mpg more.
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Last week I stopped to talk to a friend I haven't seen in quite a while. Pulled up to the curb rolled down the window. It was a very hot day so I left the A/C on and we talked for about 20 minutes. The evic showed .2 less when I pulled away so I would say it calculates also when the car is not moving. And yes it reads on the high side anywhere from 1 to 2 mpg more.
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I've found that when I mix an ounce or two of Chanel #5 with 100 octane racing fuel in the petrol tank and wrap $100 bills around the full length of the exhaust pipe my Rolls has so much more pep to it.
Since its a Rolls, are you aware that you could get even more power by adding cocaine dissolved in Dom Perignon?

Lesser vehicles would have to make do with meth dissolved in lite beer.
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Everyone finds that the evic shows higher mpg than what is actually calculated.-
over the first 3K miles, I was writing down the EVIC mpg on each gas receipt and then resetting the EVIC.. it has been dead on (+- 0.1mpg) with the pencil calculations.

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over the first 3K miles, I was writing down the EVIC mpg on each gas receipt and then resetting the EVIC.. it has been dead on (+- 0.1mpg) with the pencil calculations.

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I used to do that with a new vehicle. They were always very accurate, so I stopped checking a few vehicles ago. I was surprised when I started reading that members here were finding them to be off. Go figure.


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Re: V-6 or V-8, regrets?

I remember reading somewhere that fuel composition (ethonal percentage, etc) as well as altitude and temp can throw the reading off a little. I guess that makes sense if the Evic runs off of ECU fuel mass consumption, then converts it to gallons. Slight difference in density would cause a slight error.
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