I have a ScanGage E installed and I have been logging my MPGs since tank #1 when it was new. It is really nice to get that feed back instantly. I'm up about 4mpgs over my normal "done nothing" average.
Originally Posted by nbleak21
Another vote here for an engine monitor! My personal preference is running the torque app. (You need an obd2 Bluetooth adapter ($25 on amazon) and an android enabled device (cell phone or tablet that has Bluetooth)
I'm running torque on a nexus seven and love the engine stat real estate!
I have been looking into a matrix/vibe as a replacement to my quad cab. What reasons did you go with the larger engine/auto trans, and what kind of mileage are you currently getting out of it? I only ask because I haven't decided what route I want to go.
I went with the 2.4 as I pull a small trailer with a motorcycle on it from time to time. I have two kids and family out of town also. The the bigger engine helps out from time to time. I've been watching my MPGs since I got it new in 06/2011 and I got 25-27 combined, HY I was getting ~30-31. After I installed the SG I've improved the combined by 4mpgs and the HY is up to 33-34MPGs now. Driving style matters more than I imagined! I have a lot of potential that I see after reading what you folks are doing here.
I do like my Matrix - no complaint at all.
It isn't fancy and it suits my needs without expensive extras I don't really need. It just works...kinda like my last car (Toyota Camry).