Club smart car

Why is this ad here?

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

74 Pages V   1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
General Ongoing Fuel Economy Discussion, Post your comments in this thread
smartzuuk
post May 28 2005 - 12:15 PM
Post #1


Secretary, CsC Board of Directors


Group: Directors
Posts: 6,878
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: BC
Member No.: 43



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.

This post has been edited by smartzuuk: Jun 2 2008 - 02:50 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
smartzuuk
post May 28 2005 - 12:17 PM
Post #2


Secretary, CsC Board of Directors


Group: Directors
Posts: 6,878
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: BC
Member No.: 43



My overall mileage to date for 16400 kms is 3.98L/100km, or 71 mpg.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattdaddy
post May 28 2005 - 12:20 PM
Post #3





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 946
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Bowmanville
Member No.: 9



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.


--------------------
Jack Black & Black Pulse
License Plate: UCOMPNS8
'03 MINI Cooper
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mike T
post May 29 2005 - 04:31 PM
Post #4


Ordered our first smart in 2002!


Group: Directors
Posts: 27,391
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN
Member No.: 5



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).


--------------------
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet 450 B-remap
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A pkg, Winter pkg.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
spinner
post May 29 2005 - 06:58 PM
Post #5





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 2,851
Joined: May 25th, 05
Member No.: 25



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.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
pulsating
post May 30 2005 - 08:00 PM
Post #6





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 771
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: Lethbridge, Alberta
Member No.: 47



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.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mike T
post May 30 2005 - 08:09 PM
Post #7


Ordered our first smart in 2002!


Group: Directors
Posts: 27,391
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN
Member No.: 5



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.


--------------------
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet 450 B-remap
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A pkg, Winter pkg.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bud Colby
post May 30 2005 - 08:17 PM
Post #8





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 630
Joined: May 25th, 05
From: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Member No.: 38



QUOTE (pulsating)
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.


Again, Welcome.

Bud


--------------------
"I hear stupid people.....they talk to me!"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mixed
post Jun 3 2005 - 01:51 PM
Post #9





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 1,302
Joined: Jun 3rd, 05
From: St. Catharines, Ontario
Member No.: 62



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.


--------------------
Craig

2005 C230 Kompressor

smart pulse SOLD at 183,700 kilometres ~ 9 "A" and 8 "B" services..... intercooler, set of ball joints, SAM set wiring, Turbo and intercooler scoop
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bud Colby
post Jun 3 2005 - 01:56 PM
Post #10





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 630
Joined: May 25th, 05
From: Medicine Hat, Alberta
Member No.: 38



QUOTE (mixed)
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.


Bud


--------------------
"I hear stupid people.....they talk to me!"
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
smartzuuk
post Jun 3 2005 - 02:26 PM
Post #11


Secretary, CsC Board of Directors


Group: Directors
Posts: 6,878
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: BC
Member No.: 43



QUOTE (mixed)
Sorry but some of you knew it was coming......


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


--------------------
I once was found, but now I'm lost.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mike T
post Jun 3 2005 - 05:31 PM
Post #12


Ordered our first smart in 2002!


Group: Directors
Posts: 27,391
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN
Member No.: 5



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.gif


--------------------
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet 450 B-remap
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A pkg, Winter pkg.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mixed
post Jun 5 2005 - 11:07 AM
Post #13





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 1,302
Joined: Jun 3rd, 05
From: St. Catharines, Ontario
Member No.: 62



Filled up today achieving back to back 600k+ tanks...... please don't hate me ....... watchout.gif


--------------------
Craig

2005 C230 Kompressor

smart pulse SOLD at 183,700 kilometres ~ 9 "A" and 8 "B" services..... intercooler, set of ball joints, SAM set wiring, Turbo and intercooler scoop
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mike T
post Jun 5 2005 - 05:47 PM
Post #14


Ordered our first smart in 2002!


Group: Directors
Posts: 27,391
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN
Member No.: 5



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!


--------------------
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet 450 B-remap
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A pkg, Winter pkg.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mixed
post Jun 6 2005 - 02:24 PM
Post #15





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 1,302
Joined: Jun 3rd, 05
From: St. Catharines, Ontario
Member No.: 62



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

beerchug.gif

*edit* I really need to learn how to type


--------------------
Craig

2005 C230 Kompressor

smart pulse SOLD at 183,700 kilometres ~ 9 "A" and 8 "B" services..... intercooler, set of ball joints, SAM set wiring, Turbo and intercooler scoop
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattdaddy
post Jun 6 2005 - 04:57 PM
Post #16





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 946
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Bowmanville
Member No.: 9



QUOTE (pulsating)
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.


--------------------
Jack Black & Black Pulse
License Plate: UCOMPNS8
'03 MINI Cooper
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
pulsating
post Jun 6 2005 - 05:21 PM
Post #17





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 771
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: Lethbridge, Alberta
Member No.: 47



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.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattdaddy
post Jun 7 2005 - 11:50 AM
Post #18





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 946
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Bowmanville
Member No.: 9



Hey! My first blob went out at 128km! Only 100km short of Sir mixed. Bloody....


--------------------
Jack Black & Black Pulse
License Plate: UCOMPNS8
'03 MINI Cooper
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mixed
post Jun 7 2005 - 02:37 PM
Post #19





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 1,302
Joined: Jun 3rd, 05
From: St. Catharines, Ontario
Member No.: 62



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


--------------------
Craig

2005 C230 Kompressor

smart pulse SOLD at 183,700 kilometres ~ 9 "A" and 8 "B" services..... intercooler, set of ball joints, SAM set wiring, Turbo and intercooler scoop
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
mattdaddy
post Jun 7 2005 - 03:49 PM
Post #20





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 946
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Bowmanville
Member No.: 9



Blob 2 ~ 205 km wink.gif


--------------------
Jack Black & Black Pulse
License Plate: UCOMPNS8
'03 MINI Cooper
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mike T
post Jun 7 2005 - 05:52 PM
Post #21


Ordered our first smart in 2002!


Group: Directors
Posts: 27,391
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN
Member No.: 5



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.


--------------------
2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet 450 B-remap
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A pkg, Winter pkg.
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
smartzuuk
post Jun 7 2005 - 06:18 PM
Post #22


Secretary, CsC Board of Directors


Group: Directors
Posts: 6,878
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: BC
Member No.: 43



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!


--------------------
I once was found, but now I'm lost.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
spinner
post Jun 7 2005 - 09:38 PM
Post #23





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 2,851
Joined: May 25th, 05
Member No.: 25



QUOTE (enthusiast42)
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.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
smartzuuk
post Jun 7 2005 - 09:47 PM
Post #24


Secretary, CsC Board of Directors


Group: Directors
Posts: 6,878
Joined: May 26th, 05
From: BC
Member No.: 43



Ahhh.....


--------------------
I once was found, but now I'm lost.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DangerDan
post Jun 8 2005 - 07:53 AM
Post #25





Group: Regular Members
Posts: 469
Joined: May 24th, 05
From: Montreal
Member No.: 20



210 km on the first blob? Amazing!

Mine's been crapping out at around the 120 km mark.

Damned lead foot of mine!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

74 Pages V   1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



Lo-Fi Version Time is now: Apr 20 2014 - 08:51 PM