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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #16
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how do you guys get such accurate readings of your MPG..

for example:

I took the doors and windows off but left the softtop on and my mpg dropped to 12.85. I usually get over 14.50 mpg.

how do you figure 12.85....
How is easy, math.

The better question is "Why?"

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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:05 PM   #17
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The better question is "Why?"
My thoughts exactly.... We are driving a brick, its MPG is going to suck, so why would I want to confirm it by using math
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Unread 07-29-2010, 12:12 PM   #18
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next time you fill the tank up reset your trip meter. Then when you go to fill up the next time you divide the mileage by the gallons of gas it took to fill it back up. That gives you your mpg.
i understand that.. im saying why would you ever break it down to 12.85 and such. It's like a mpg pissing contest lol
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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:40 PM   #19
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i understand that.. im saying why would you ever break it down to 12.85 and such. It's like a mpg pissing contest lol
My jeep is my daily driver. I drive 52 miles per day round trip to work. I am in college and am piss poor. When the gas light comes on and I have only driven 185 miles to the tank, I notice. I usually get 210 miles before the gas light comes on. At this point in time funds are tight, therefore I am trying to squeeze as many mpg outta the heep as I can.

Explanation good enough for ya?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 02:54 PM   #20
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My jeep is my daily driver. I drive 52 miles per day round trip to work. I am in college and am piss poor. When the gas light comes on and I have only driven 185 miles to the tank, I notice. I usually get 210 miles before the gas light comes on. At this point in time funds are tight, therefore I am trying to squeeze as many mpg outta the heep as I can.

Explanation good enough for ya?
I have about the same commute, but being in Canada, my wage is probably higher (although gas is a bit higher too).
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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:14 PM   #21
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I think it's interesting at least, we are not going to get great gas mileage, but it's still interesting to see the differences.
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