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Old 01-09-2007, 12:57 PM   #11
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I demand you adjust your mileage logs and drop below 40mpg instantly!
I am adjusting my logs now. My findings show the odometer UNDER reporting by 1.85%...therefore I'm ADDING 1.85% to what the odometer shows, thus raising me higher above 40mpg instantly!
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Old 01-09-2007, 01:04 PM   #12
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I am adjusting my logs now. My findings show the odometer UNDER reporting by 1.85%...therefore I'm ADDING 1.85% to what the odometer shows, thus raising me higher above 40mpg instantly!
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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According to mapquest, mine is off by a third of a percent. But then again, mapquest may be off, so who knows?



I demand you adjust your mileage logs and drop below 40mpg instantly!

You are truly Hard Core!!!
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Old 01-09-2007, 02:30 PM   #14
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I suppose have to be to drive 55 in CA...
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After renting many different vehicles, I'd venture a guess that the Speedo/Odo is off 80% of the time. The most radical is in the Kia Spectra: Actual speed = 60, displayed speed = 65. Toyotas are also a off the mark in this direction, pretty consistently -- especially the Camry. The domestic brands tend to be close to the mark -- Ford and GM tend to be pretty accurate. I haven't come across a vehicle that is faster than it's indicating.

My theory is that the tolerance given to manufacturers to allow a higher reading: makes people think they're going faster, and they slow down. In the meantime, the miles stack-up and the warranty expires sooner

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Old 01-10-2007, 06:43 AM   #16
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google earth

my odo and google earth were within 1/10th of a mile for my 23 mile commute route. That's gotta be within the probable error of things.
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My xB is reading 10% low on the odometer but I have been adjusting for it all along - it sort of extends the warrenty by 10% which I will not complain about. The Speedometer reads higher than actual of course but the needle doesn't even reach the marks on the dial so I don't look at it much except when reaching redline on the tach. It is nice to see the TomTom, Garmain, ScangaugeII and roadside radar all agree on the speed however.
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