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Old 12-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #1
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Scanguage alternatives?

156 bucks is a little steep for me right now to spend on getting 5/6mpg more out of my Yaris.

Are there any "No Frills" alternatives out there that will give me an instantaneous mpg readout, thats wont take 2 years to pay for itself?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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how about one for 140? http://www.gassavers.org/member.php?u=2138


or a new one for 149.95, shipping included?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:17 PM   #3
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I was hoping for somthing in the 80+ range

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how about one for 140? http://www.gassavers.org/member.php?u=2138


or a new one for 149.95, shipping included?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:19 PM   #4
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how about free, but it won't give you intantaneous reads?
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:40 PM   #5
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I dont know why there arent more used ScanGauge to sell. If I would have a new car, I would simply buy a SG, used it for 1 year (to see it in action during four season, winter...) then sell it on internet for about half the price. Because after a year, you now know how to get the best fuel efficiency for your car (acceleration, crusing speed, using a block heater, ect.) and if its a recent car, it will mostly do the same for years to come...

I think about buying one for my parents cars to used it on them and then sell it back after a year of used and tried.

My moms have a Yaris auto so I dont think I will do a lot of test because the car is already FE and my mom drive it slow and FE in mind, but still I would like to try a tank with a SG on it. But the real deal would be the X-trail MANUAL of my dad, since Nissan claim that the car is doing like 36mpg on highway or so. Also my dad is driving it fast and without any FE in mind, but I would like to see how much mpg I could sqeeze out of this 2.5L 4 cylinders in a SUV, and also see how much mpg the AWD eat, and also the 4x4 mode.
Finally, I would defenitly get it install on the 97 boxters of my dad, since its a lightweigh car with a little 6 cylinders of 200 hp (not THAT much...), I think it could do some go mpg for a sport car (got more handling than power...). But dady is driving it in the 4000rpm range (not that he drives it FAST, but its just that he is too damn lazy to change gear and he stays in second in city or 3-4 on highway and it takes time to change up, so that is not FE AT ALL) So I will be able to tell I'm how much gas he waste doing that, and how much mpg he could gain making normal gears change and doing slower and steady speed on highway. At least, he only used it for 5 or 6 months a year and its is second car...
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Old 12-05-2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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I think people don't sell them because they get used to the readouts and capabilities of it (IE some people use it to monitor temperatures because of grill blocks and stuff)
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I think people don't sell them because they get used to the readouts and capabilities of it (IE some people use it to monitor temperatures because of grill blocks and stuff)
Plus they come in handy for reading/clearing codes.
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:19 AM   #8
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hmmm...Bibi gave me an idea.

Ashmuck, how about the older scan guage... the Scan Gauge I? Let me go back to Toyotanation and see if the people who bought scan guage II's still have their older ones....

And you could try ebay for the older ones too.
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Harbor Freight sells some less expensive OBDII scanners...don't know what readouts you get tho
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From www.toyotanation.com/forum

A member by the handle PierceTiger still has his if you would like to talk to him.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/member.php?u=51265

This is the thread he responded to..just scroll down:
http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/sh...136583&page=53


Granted the new scanguage II has some nice new features. The older one still has mpg ratings and you should be able to get it for a decent price.
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