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Old 02-04-2007, 11:20 AM   #61
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Hello -

I don't have any problem with reporting one-way MPGs. My daytime route, even though it is the same physical road, has totally different driving characteristics based on traffic flow, time of day, and weather.

When I looked at the 100+ MPG, I looked closer and I figured out that he was also reporting the total MPG for the round trip. I *did* have to be a little more intelligent about figuring it out, but once I did, no big deal.


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Old 02-04-2007, 03:29 PM   #62
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CO - my point is only that 1-way trips don't represent reality, and reporting spectacular segment FE (while it's definitely exciting to achieve, and motivating) has the potential to be unintentionally misleading.

When it comes to dramatic claims of FE, I just think we need to give people lots of contextual info so they can decide for themselves just how "good" it really is (like skewbe says, 116 mpg seems great, but the 20 mph average puts it in a different light).

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Old 02-04-2007, 04:21 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by CO ZX2 View Post
Speak up zpiloto. I kinda hate smilies and abbreviations that the guy that puts them up is the only one who knows what he means.
I think it's ridiculous that there are now over 66 post on this thread. If someone was lurking and read this thread they would think this is an incredibly pridefuly group and probably wouldn't come back. It's been said a million times the route makes the mileage. Nobody gets anything for being number one and I was not aware that was the purpose of this site. At one time looking through the top 10 about 30% of the EPA numbers were wrong anyway. Just look at the car, check the mods, see if they work on your ride and then move on. The object is to get as much out of your car that you can. Calling people out on the internet does no good for anyone because unless you are right there it's all moot.

Some of us use this site for more than a gaslog. Hopefully everyone will list all the tanks and not just cherry pick the good ones. That will give a good representation of the car and is usefull to see how weather and mods effects each car. Hats of to Psyshach who had a tank of gas stolen out of his car and he still listed at .7 MPG. Let's check the pride at the pump and move on.

Now you know.

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