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View Poll Results: Which of these would you pay for in a MPG computer? (check all that apply)
MPG - instantanous (Base unit $10) 42 97.67%
MPG - average, add +$5 41 95.35%
RPM, add $5 19 44.19%
Speed, add $5 15 34.88%
Engine Temp, add $5 22 51.16%
Inside Temp, add $5 10 23.26%
Engine codes, add $5 27 62.79%
Estimated Gallons remaining, add $5 21 48.84%
Distance to Empty, add $5 22 51.16%
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #2
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The idea is to understand which of these are worth paying for and which are just nice to have.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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For a total of $50 I want it all!

My Scangauge cost me 3 times as much!
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Speed, engine temp, and RPM are unnecessary unless they can be used for the user's custom programming.

Engine codes would make it a hit among those who don't already have code scanners, even with half the features you list in the poll it's cheaper than code scanners that don't do the other stuff.

Distance to empty is nice but I wouldn't pay additional money for it if I already had estimated gallons remaining.

Live sensor readings would be very useful. Automatic transmission temp, IAT, etc.

Fuel rate would be very useful, but difficult to provide.

Also missing is multiple average readings -- lifetime average, average since last fuel fillup (automatically detected), average for this trip, and a few separate averages to be reset by the user.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:11 PM   #5
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i chose the first 2, most cars have rpm , engine temp, and speed...

fuel guage takes care of most of those

never understood the purpose of inside temp... if its hot roll down the windows, if your comfy with them up leave em up!
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i'm gunnu go out and guess that the 'inside temp' aka 'inside air temp' was IAT, but someone didnt know what IAT actually meant, but they've seen 'IAT' being thrown around alot and is therefore important.
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IAT is the incoming air temp for the engine. it doesn't have anything to do with temp inside the cab of the vehicle.

IAT reads the temperature of the air at the throttle body or within about a foot or so in front of it.

*edit* sorry, it's getting late, had a long day. most of the people that use that reading use it for the WAI (warm air intake) to make sure that temps don't get too out of hand. I personally have ran up to 179 degrees on my intake. most of the time I run around 150 but those numbers have dropped because of cooler weather. now I struggle to get into the triple digits
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i know :P i mean the person who put inside temp in the servey... cars w/o auto hvac arent going to have any sensors for inside temp anyway
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like I said, long day. I need some sleep.

*edit* what's up with this survey anyway. this is this guys first and second post. is he doing research for a new product to see what people will buy? I don't think he can do it cheaper than a scangauge and if he could, would the quality be there?

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what's up with this survey anyway. this is this guys first and second post. is he doing research for a new product to see what people will buy? I don't think he can do it cheaper than a scangauge and if he could, would the quality be there?
Quality? What issues are have you had?

My poll is an attempt to possibly understand what is really important in such a device. We all like gadgets to some degree, but when asked to pay for certain features, they lose their appeal.
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