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Re: EVIC vs Calculated MPG

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Just for the hell of it I have been keeping track of my calculated MPG and EVIC reading since I purchased my JGC in August. The largest delta was 1.5 and smallest was .10. The EVIC reading has always been the higher number.
I was doing the same. Until one day it went bonkers. I think something "wrapped". It suddenly went from like 22 MPG for 2000 miles to 27 mpg at 2100 which was impossible.

I'll use Trip 2 for each tank now and Trip 1 for shorter trips.
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I keep track on Fuelly the difference between the two numbers at each fill up.
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Re: EVIC vs Calculated MPG

I keep a spreadsheet for fuel mileage and have filled 8 times since I found the fuel-mileage panel in the Jeep. The EVIC has NEVER shown the same number as the real calculation, and it's always higher, the worst being 1.0MPG and the best 0.1MPG. I use the panel's display as an approximation.

My cumulative fuel mileage starting at 985 miles and thru 5495 miles and 15 fills is 18.92MPG.

FWIW my 2010 Escape's fuel-mileage indicator was even less accurate.
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Re: EVIC vs Calculated MPG

I always figured that mpg was something people looked at when buying a car. I never realized that so many people seemed to obsess over it. I use a spreadsheet to track investments. I would never think to track mileage or compare two different methods of determining it.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. Everybody has to have a hobby. I just don't understand the fascination.

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I always figured that mpg was something people looked at when buying a car. I never realized that so many people seemed to obsess over it. I use a spreadsheet to track investments. I would never think to track mileage or compare two different methods of determining it.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with it. Everybody has to have a hobby. I just don't understand the fascination.
I too use spreadsheets to track my investments, but I pay attention to fuel mileage and drive to achieve lower gas consumption. I accelerate slowly--much to the annoyance of the pushy broads in their soccer vans and little cars--and don't drive very fast on the hiways, generally 60 - 65MPH.

As I get older, I get less impatient. My friend and I took a little shooting trip the other day; I told him that I'm happier using a half-gallon less gasoline rather than getting there 2 minutes earlier.
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I too use spreadsheets to track my investments, but I pay attention to fuel mileage and drive to achieve lower gas consumption. I accelerate slowly--much to the annoyance of the pushy broads in their soccer vans and little cars--and don't drive very fast on the hiways, generally 60 - 65MPH.

As I get older, I get less impatient. My friend and I took a little shooting trip the other day; I told him that I'm happier using a half-gallon less gasoline rather than getting there 2 minutes earlier.
I pretty much got out of the left lane when I retired in '05. It had nothing to do with mileage, but the fact that I'm no longer in a hurry to get anywhere. I found when I slowed down to 65 that there is some beautiful scenery I never noticed doing 85.


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... I found when I slowed down to 65 that there is some beautiful scenery I never noticed doing 85.
Indeed.

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