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@  dmoonen : (24 August 2016 - 10:58 AM) Oh yeah 94 octane fuel :/
@  dmoonen : (24 August 2016 - 10:50 AM) Im getting like 17-18mpg right now with the R32. My whole fuel mileage thing just runs off pure smiles per mile now.
@  Mike T : (24 August 2016 - 05:59 AM) Not bad. I would point out that the best I've achieved in the old-tech B 200 is a bit better than that! The Mazda has direct injection. So watch for valve gunk buildup.
@  smartzuum : (23 August 2016 - 11:53 PM) Best tank so far is 5.85 L/100 km in the CX-5.... and seem to be averaging around 6.1 overall..... incredible.... just got back from 2500 km road trip - through the rockies!
@  smart65 : (19 August 2016 - 06:55 AM) Ours has auto though.
@  smart65 : (19 August 2016 - 06:54 AM) Good choice. We've had a similar model since July 2012. No regrets!
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:09 PM) no led lights or navigation screens.... oops....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:08 PM) 2.0 litre, 155 hp, and thank goodness, no LED lights of van screens on the base model... cruise, stereo, info display, AC.... all I need! It's a wonder you can get something like this still.
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:06 PM) 65 cubic feet cargo room behind the front row with second row flat, a must for me now.....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:05 PM) Gone is the Volvo V50 T5 FWD automatic.... I got $4500 trade, which with the tax savings got me $5040 of my $5500 total out of pocket on purchase and tax and repairs... not bad for a years driving.... the mazda has a 5 year UNLIMITED kms warranty on the powertrain.... and 3 years unlimited kms bumper to bumper.... unreal. Looks like it can do 6.0 on the highway, just anecdotally from the trip meter in the vehicle, but we'll see soon enough.
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 09:02 PM) Tuesday night, I spent about 5 hours on the net doing a bit more looking into new vehicles... and long story short, decided by 2 am Wednesday that I was likely to get a new Mazda CX-5 in FWD with a 6 speed manual.... Went into the dealer at 4 Wednesday and was done the deal by 6... picked up the dark grey base model at 1 pm today, and so far, I'm pretty impressed. Therefore, the k has become an m....
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 08:54 PM) but we've read about this issue before!!!
@  smartzuum : (18 August 2016 - 08:53 PM) what the heck???? how do they screw that up? bad
@  Mike T : (18 August 2016 - 06:42 PM) oh man
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:21 AM) (but they asked to send them the bill, so they will refund me)
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:20 AM) now I need to fix my front fender that they broke because they put the rear wheels on the right and the front ones on the left...
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:19 AM) the guys at kaltire paid me 40 for all of them T.T
@  Surturiel : (18 August 2016 - 10:19 AM) I had to leave them behind, Mike T. nowhere to put them...
@  cadillacman : (15 August 2016 - 04:49 PM) or go to http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=28124
@  cadillacman : (15 August 2016 - 04:49 PM) pick any topic on this forum and then replace the topic # at then end of the url
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:51 PM) this website and,I are not getting along at all...methinks I am just not good with computers. LOL. I need a tutor or something.
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:50 PM) how do I look up topic 28124?
@  moi : (15 August 2016 - 12:50 PM) Cadillacman
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) glad you made it.
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) Left near Dryden?
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 06:05 PM) What did you do with the three good tires you had before?
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:36 AM) Unfortunately I bought them from Kaltire, and though they replace them no questions asked, the nearest store is in Ontario...
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:35 AM) Now I need to replace the intercooler and find a way to trade these 185/60s...
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:34 AM) So, we (me and the car) survived the trip! I'm in Halifax!
@  Surturiel : (14 August 2016 - 11:34 AM) Hey, people
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 11:27 AM) Consider it done!! Membership is inexpensive and and I am way below novice. Love the car very much but am too inexperienced to deal with these things.
@  cadillacman : (14 August 2016 - 08:00 AM) see topic 28124 on this forum
@  cadillacman : (14 August 2016 - 07:54 AM) smartest tool you can purchase at this point is a membership to http://www.evilution.co.uk/
@  Mike T : (14 August 2016 - 07:49 AM) Unscrew the SAM from the front edge of the dash - T-10. Then it's easier to pull the whole thing down and get at the top side where all the connectors are. They're all labelled, molded into the SAM casing. N11-3 with the brown plug.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:43 AM) PS...I gotta read up on how one discerns which 'connector' is the right one...I imagine there is something already on the forum to show how to identify each connector.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:40 AM) You guys are much appreciated by this pure amateur.
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:39 AM) I wish someone knowledgeable lived closer to Owen Sound..
@  moi : (14 August 2016 - 07:38 AM) It's interesting that when I started to remove the cardboard cover that hides the SAM the actual unit was already unclipped and dangling...the dealer I got it from must have been monkeying about in there. The thing cranks rapidly but won't start and there is no fuel pump sound.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 10:07 AM) Yes I should have! oops
@  cadillacman : (13 August 2016 - 09:54 AM) I think Mike should have said N11-3
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:54 AM) For clarity, what I called "connector" below in the first post is actually the whole plug or plug head (brown plastic) but elsewhere it means the single electrical contact within the plug.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:29 AM) With respect to replacing the plug head, the plastic bit will be enough but if the corrosion or heat damage on the female connector is too bad you can replace that single connector.
@  Mike T : (13 August 2016 - 09:28 AM) Take out the N-11-2 connector and look for melting. If there is melting, if you are lucky replacing the plug head (repair kit available from Mercedes) will revive the SAM. And that plus both headlight circuits require an external relay to protect the SAM. There are threads in the operations and maintenance forum about this.
@  moi : (13 August 2016 - 09:10 AM) PS....so...how does one clean those "plugs"? Spray? Sandpaper? Mini wire brush? Shotgun?? Just kidding on hat one....maybe.
@  moi : (13 August 2016 - 09:08 AM) Mike T. Thanks very much for the comeback. My little Smart Passion will crank over vigorously but NO sound of the fuel pump running. Methinks it is time for me and "Sam" to have a visit....
@  smartzuum : (12 August 2016 - 09:26 PM) Last chance on canada1 at $6500 before I roll it over 100km soon.... :) If you are quick, you can do the honour!
@  Mike T : (12 August 2016 - 07:32 PM) plugs. Little captive connectors.
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:47 AM) I have not looked at the unit itself but wonder what the connectors look like. Plug ins? Spades?
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:45 AM) You advised that you cleaned the connections on the SAM unit...how did you go about it please?
@  moi : (12 August 2016 - 08:43 AM) Dank1945

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#1 smartzuum

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

This thread is for general discussion about the fuel mileage results real-world owners are getting with their fortwo cdi (diesel) engines. According to the 2005 fuel consumption guide, the cdi should be able to get 3.8L/100km hwy, and 4.6L/100km city. This is apparently in 'softouch mode', whereas in 'softip', it should be 3.7L/100km hwy. I'll start off by recapping my fuel economy for May 2005: 4057 kms 148.2 litres 3.65L/100km overall 77.3 mpg (Canadian) 64.4 mpg (US) Hopefully Fred will kick off a fuel derby for June 1. We know there are some better results available! My best result thus far was 3.44L/100km, or 82 mpg! My aim is to average out at 3.5 eventually, or at least for 8 months out of the year.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 12:17 PM

My overall mileage to date for 16400 kms is 3.98L/100km, or 71 mpg.

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 12:20 PM

My overall mileage for 15,800km is 4.39L/100km. So far this month, it is at 3.99L/100km, and last month was 4.01L/100km. I'm happy with anything around 4, I don't think it could get much better with the daily drive that I have.
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Posted 29 May 2005 - 04:31 PM

Interestingly, the smarts being delivered these days have the official ratings of 4.6 city and 3.7 highway, whether or not they have softouch. The 2005 Energy Guide from Transport Canada shows the highway rating at 3.8 highway... Overall, since getting my car on January 8th, I have averaged 4.00 L/100 km (70.6 MPG imerial). May 2005: 3.62 L/100 km (78.0 MPG imperial).

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Posted 29 May 2005 - 06:58 PM

With the snow and summer conditions (wheel changes included), and driving mostly in the city, my overall average is a little below 5 litres/100 kms.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:00 PM

My Smart will be here in a matter of weeks, but we have a 1998 Saturn wagon. We just drove from Moose Jaw to Lethbridge with the cruise control set at 105 the entire way. We had three adults in the car with gear, and we stopped twice. The odometer said we travelled 540.6 kilometres and we used a total of 29.7 litres of regular ol' unleaded gas. This works out to 5.3 l/100 kms. Not bad for a six-year old station wagon! By the way, there was a headwind most of the way as well. I am looking forward to driving the Smart the same route and seeing what will happen. A friend in Regina said that their friend has a diesel Jetta and she drove from Regina to Vancouver without stopping for fuel. Amazing, huh? One of the "must-haves" on our Smart is going to be cruise control.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:09 PM

Actually it's 5.5 L/100 km, but still excellent! I wonder if the smart would have been all that much better, given those conditions.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 08:17 PM

One of the "must-haves" on our Smart is going to be cruise control.


I totally agree with you on cruise, but it wasn't enough to make me not order one, and I see that it didn't stop you as well.

Welcome to the site.


You do not have in your profile where you live, but from your post I take it that you live in Lethbridge. Any chance you could update your profile so as to show where you live.


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:51 PM

Sorry but some of you knew it was coming...... My overall mileage to date for 8,611 kms is 3.70L/100km, or 76.37 mpg. Best tank to date was 3.26 L/100 or 86.58 mpg. Best single tank distance 632 kms.
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Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:56 PM

Sorry but some of you knew it was coming......

My overall mileage to date for 8,611 kms is 3.70L/100km, or 76.37 mpg.

Best tank to date was 3.26 L/100 or 86.58 mpg.

Best single tank distance 632 kms.


I'll be quite happy if I can do that.


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:26 PM

Sorry but some of you knew it was coming......


No, no... we knew YOU were coming... there's no 'it' here...

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:31 PM

3.43 L/100 km (>82 MPG); mixed driving (I don't mean the economy champ, "mixed") but mixed urban/suburban - a record for me :ballons:

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 11:07 AM

Filled up today achieving back to back 600k+ tanks...... please don't hate me ....... :watchout:
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Posted 05 June 2005 - 05:47 PM

Not great; 3.77 L/100 km, but it included intense city driving both during and after the event in Victoria today. The traffic downtown afterwards was brutal! So, I am not diasppointed with 3.77 in these circumstances. mixed is the undisputed economy king!

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Posted 06 June 2005 - 02:24 PM

It has been said on another site that diesels love the heat ..... this being my first diesel I can't speak to that .... I do know it was F'n hot here today. I had the first blob hold on till 210.4 kms before disappearing today, destroying my previous best mark of 194.2 km. dieseldave has reported a 2.86 l/100 km result on the weekend .... based on this information is a 700 km+ tank really now NOT outside the realm of possibility. I had previously gone 632 kms with a litre still showing in the tank, based on this new reading I may be able to get close

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*edit* I really need to learn how to type
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 04:57 PM

but we have a 1998 Saturn wagon


1998, must be an SW, as I don't think the L-series was out yet. Those 1.9L engines were great. I had a '96 SL1, and a '01 SC1. We now have a 2.2L VUE. Never did look at the ION, as it lost the economy appeal of the S-Series.

The mom-in-law has a '92 SL2 that looks pretty-much brand new w/ 160,000km on her.
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Posted 06 June 2005 - 05:21 PM

I'm not sure what it is. SW sounds right - W is for wagon, right? Not much besides the fuel economy is great about the car - it is rough (the transmission lurches every time it shifts from neutral to park), the electrical system is shoddy (only one out of four electric windows still opens and closes), the fit & finish is really poor (two seatbelts no longer work), and the resale value is next to nothing (good thing it is long since paid-for). In short, it is pretty much a modern GM vehicle. The transmission imploded at 125,000 kilometres, and it is starting to use a little antifreeze now. We have about 165,000 kilometres on the odometer. I am interested in seeing how well the Smart holds up. I hope that it lasts much better than the Saturn over 5-10 years. I have heard so many bad things about Mercedes quality, though - to be perfectly honest, I am more than a little scared. And I think the dealerships are going to be merciless a few years down the road, after the 3 year/80,000 kilometre limit has been breached.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 11:50 AM

Hey! My first blob went out at 128km! Only 100km short of Sir mixed. Bloody....
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 02:37 PM

Results from today's driving.............

Blob 2 ~ 295.4 kms

Blob 3 ~ 410.6 kms

Steve you had better seriously think about spending some time in your car tomorrow or tonight if you want to be first to 700 k on a tank ...

I have to and from work tomorrow again , another 220 k approx with a stop in Burlington for cruise night at the Mapleview, which means (knock on wood) if everything continues as it is I might be able to chance it Thursday morning
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:49 PM

Blob 2 ~ 205 km ;)
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:52 PM

Like the Hamburglar, I've not had a mega-blobular performance yet. The best I've done on Blob 1 is 160 km. That was the tank I averaged 3.43 L/100 on. Today it went out at ~153 km.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 06:18 PM

Seems I am the only one bucking the trend on the spritmonitor image in the signature, choosing to go with a different style.... THAT IS NOT ALLOWED! YOU MUST CONFORM!

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:38 PM

Seems I am the only one bucking the trend on the spritmonitor image in the signature, choosing to go with a different style.... THAT IS NOT ALLOWED! YOU MUST CONFORM!


Heyyyy, I got #5. It should be showing more pumps as my history grows longer.

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Posted 07 June 2005 - 09:47 PM

Ahhh.....

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:53 AM

210 km on the first blob? Amazing! Mine's been crapping out at around the 120 km mark. Damned lead foot of mine!

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:15 PM

I was driving home from from the Cruise night at the Mapleview mall tonight where we had five show up tonight (pictures in the morning)..... and I realized that it was such a beautiful night why go straight home .... and I knew I couldn't wait till tomorrow to try for 700k. So about half way home I doubled back as much as I thought I would need to get to the Diesel pump closest to the house and then turned around and headed for home ...... I hit the station with just 0.5l showing on the gauge, the car sucked in 22.11 litres to its usual fill point and had traveled ..................... 710 kms .... as you can see below this dropped me down on spritmonitor to 3.6l / 100 k...

I look forward to tomorrow and a fresh new tank...... :bustamove:
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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:21 PM

3.11 Wow... amazing

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:24 PM

I could use some 3.1 action myself. Though I hasten to add that 3.5 - for the conditions I drive in - is already remarkable.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:36 PM

3.5 is awesome Mike. I'm awaiting fasteddy to get info on an OEM cruise retrofit from Europe. Once I ave cruise, I think I can level it out. It's become quite a bit of work to drive 85 on Hwy 1.

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Posted 09 June 2005 - 05:48 AM

Craig is a great guy, but it's getting harder and harder to like him. Congrats. I remember when I was king with my 574km tank.
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 01:31 PM

My last few tanks haven't been overly great, but my latest tank should come in close to 3.5 or so on nearly 600 kms. This despite rush hour traffic in Seattle AND a passenger. I can credit the mileage gains solely to driving 85 kmh or less in 6th. I let up on the last few tanks on trying to NOT go over 85... and well, paid the price... So, fasteddy is working on the cruise... or as a last resort, I may opt to put in the MDC cruise. (I'm opting to not get MDC right away simply for the fact it's a separate module... I'm sure it's working good for the folks who have it...)

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Posted 11 June 2005 - 10:03 AM

What's going on mixed???

You want us to work to find out about your latest tank?

I went to the spritmonitor site - 710km on one tank! :cheer2:
22.11 litres?

Congratulations :ballons:

Edit: For the link until he replies here http://www.spritmoni....php?vid=114701

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 04:30 PM

You can see my latest spritmonitor result below -- my worst recording to date. The main difference in the last week was the trip into Toronto for the rally and the use of the a/c -- which I'm assuming is what made the difference? And I've whinged elsewhere about the jump in the cost of diesel. I'd been feeling smug about that until tonight. :cry3: Diesel more expensive than gas!! Sigh.

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 05:57 PM

You can see my latest spritmonitor result below -- my worst recording to date. The main difference in the last week was the trip into Toronto for the rally and the use of the a/c -- which I'm assuming is what made the difference?

And I've whinged elsewhere about the jump in the cost of diesel. I'd been feeling smug about that until tonight. :cry3: Diesel more expensive than gas!!

Sigh.


How many kilometers do you have on your car in total ?? 1 result posted is not much to get upset about, you have plenty of time to drop it down.

You can always read this if you need some advice on bettering your consumption.......

http://www.clubsmart...p?showtopic=135
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:00 PM

What's going on mixed???

You want us to work to find out about your latest tank?

I went to the spritmonitor site - 710km on one tank! :cheer2:
22.11 litres?

Congratulations :ballons:

Edit: For the link until he replies here http://www.spritmoni....php?vid=114701


Last four tanks have all exceeded 600 kms, probably be five in a row by Thursday morning......... :clapping:
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:40 PM

Darn, I was hoping that highspeed run you made around the park path on Sunday would've killed your fuel. Had my worst tank in about 2 months, 4.19L/100km. Some spirited driving and plenty of A/C probably didn't help much. Still nothing to complain about.
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Posted 14 June 2005 - 06:53 PM

I finally figured out how to use spiritmonitor (my results are skewed now b/c I didn't include my horrible mileage in the beginning :)), but I have one question whats the difference b/w autobahn and landstraBen or something? the 3 icons?
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:39 AM

I finally figured out how to use spiritmonitor (my results are skewed now b/c I didn't include my horrible mileage in the beginning :)), but I have one question whats the difference b/w autobahn and landstraBen or something? the 3 icons?


It's probably open to interpretation but I assume autobahn to be on the equivalent of 400 series hwy's anything posting 100 km/hr.... landstraBen would be any roads etc posting 80 kms/hr or thereabouts ..... like I said open to interpretation ......

I would be curious to hear other's thoughts on the matter.... :BlahBlah:
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:40 AM

Darn, I was hoping that highspeed run you made around the park path on Sunday would've killed your fuel.


Yah my wife wasn't too happy about it either !! :diablo:
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 05:40 AM

How many kilometers do you have on your car in total ?? 1 result posted is not much to get upset about, you have plenty of time to drop it down.

You can always read this if you need some advice on bettering your consumption.......

http://www.clubsmart...p?showtopic=135



For the most part I've been trying to follow Mike's Most Excellent Tips -- but now that I've reread them, I realize that the change this time was probably inevitable. It's been super hot, so I've had the windows open, or the a/c on when on the highway. And my other half has driven the car a lot in the last week, and I think his driving style is slightly more agressive than mine (not a huge lot, but it all adds up, right?).

As for total kms: 2149, so maybe there's still a bit of breaking in to do? She asks hopefully?

I'm not upset by the result, more like I was surprised by it. Then I was surprised by the hike in the price of diesel. Just an evening of surprises.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:10 AM

Your car isn't even broken in yet, you have plenty of time for inprovement in your fuel economy........ check my spritmonitor page, it has slowly progressed downward.... I do not have air in my car but drive with the window down on humid days and haven't really noticed any degradation in my consumption because of it........... I have found that my car does run longer on the hot humid days could be coincidence..... :BlahBlah: As for your location "Ontario" could you be a bit more vague..... Good luck......
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:20 AM

As for your location "Ontario" could you be a bit more vague.....

....


Yes, I could.

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:44 AM



As for your location "Ontario" could you be a bit more vague.....

....


Yes, I could.


that hurts..... :cry3:
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 07:58 AM



Yes, I could.


that hurts..... :cry3:


Got a way with the ladies there Craig.

I followed your pathway route when I left SteamWhistle as well... although my wife giggled.
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Posted 16 June 2005 - 07:51 PM

I got another decent result today, despite being what I would consider to be a little careless during this tank - fast acceleration, straying over 90 sometimes, quite a few short trips. Actually it was my personal best: 3.42 L/100 km.... So I wish I had done this fill yesterday and therefore I would qualified that last tank for the derby....I might have been second this time! Ahh well. But I did finally get my cumulative L/100 since the day the car was bought down under 4.0, which was nice!

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 12:34 AM

The 110 km/h (with Jennifer capably) driving to Seattle and the city driving while there and in Vancouver resulted in a lousy 4.05 L/100 km, so my cumulative average is going to go back up to 4.0! Ah well, it was a great event, worth it for sure.

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#47 Bud Colby

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 07:37 AM

I am wondering if it would not be better to have the same program (instead of spiritmonitor) written and calculate all the mileage results on the club website? I am not capable of writting it myself, but I'm sure that someone on this forum could probably do a fine job of it. If not I think I may know of someone that could possibly do it GUI and all. There must be a reason that you all use spirit monitor, but why could we not have the same thing for only smarts on the club website? ....Feedback?
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:53 AM

It's more fun to compare ourselves with all those European fortwo cdi owners, IMO. Plus setting another one up in English would be quite the major job.

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Posted 19 June 2005 - 11:21 AM

I just had my second best tank so far, 3.86L/100km (552km on 21.296L). Finally dropped my Spritmonitor ranking down to 4.3 (it's actually 4.34). That's the average for all the diesels on that site.
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 04:03 PM

It's more fun to compare ourselves with all those European fortwo cdi owners, IMO. Plus setting another one up in English would be quite the major job.


actually it's kind of fun to compare your car to ALL the vehicles just to realize what kind of fuel consumption we are getting ..... and for euro's per 100 km's they cant touch us on this side of the pond......
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