Trip Computer accuracy

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Edwin Pawlowski, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. I'm curious is anyone has check the computer against actual numbers for fuel
    mileage.

    Tonight I filled the tank for the second time on my Sonata with the 3.3 L
    According to the trip computer, I was getting 22.1 mpg. According to actual
    calculations, I was getting 21.57. IMO, that is accurate enough
    considering the variables in topping off and the methods the calculator
    would use. . This is a combination of light city and highway.

    My LeSabre would normally get 22 to 23 under the same conditions. With only
    600 miles, I think it should get better once broken in a bit more.

    OK, if you want to get technical, it was 21,56739811922257053291536050157
    but for practical purposes, rounding it up to 21,567398119222570533 is close
    enough.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Sep 28, 2006
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    cableguy3 Guest

    I have checked mine as well and I am within 0.5 miles per gallon, as are
    you, which is pretty darm close so I'm impressed. I am averaging around
    25 mpg combined and can see 29 - 30 driving highway if I stay within 65
    mph...my problem is that I have a lead foot:)

    Going 80 I am seeing around 25 mpg which isn't bad. I have had my car for
    5 weeks and will turn 4,000 miles tomorrow.
     
    cableguy3, Sep 29, 2006
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  3. That's encouraging. I'll put about 22k on this year on this car. I'll be
    taking the first long tip this weekend where I'll put a little over 600
    miles, much highway. Well, I'm not sure that the Garden State Parkway will
    qualify as highway driving.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Sep 29, 2006
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    cableguy3 Guest

    I am in eastern PA and have had my share of driving on the Garden State
    Parkway. I guess it will depend on how much traffic you hit:)

    Enjoy your weekend!
     
    cableguy3, Sep 29, 2006
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    Eric G. Guest

    Depends on what part of it you are on, but most of it can easily allow for
    high speeds. When you get about 25 miles from the NYS border, things
    usually slow down a bit, and again on the southern end, near Cape May. I
    have noticed that traffic can get particularly bad on weekend afternoons.

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Sep 29, 2006
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    Eric G. Guest


    What town are you from Cableguy? I live in Hamilton, NJ, near Trenton. I
    am about 5-10 minutes from Morrisville, PA.

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Sep 29, 2006
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    cableguy3 Guest

    I am in Doylestown in Central Bucks County.
     
    cableguy3, Sep 29, 2006
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