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Old 09-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #2181 (permalink)
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they could only pass by spending a mile gaining speed, and then looking at traffic for a go/nogo.
Neat. I never really thought about that aspect of driving a big rig. I don't see that much, only because big trucks tend not to be on the roads I frequent.

But I will never understand the drivers of normal vehicles who tailgate extremely closely before passing. C'mon guy! Leave some "runway" ahead of yourself, and get the pass done safer: less time spent in the passing lane, and (critically) better forward vision before the pass (since the field of view isn't filled with the back of my car)!

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Old 09-21-2017, 02:25 PM   #2182 (permalink)
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It is fine. If there is an oncoming car, they will just swerve out of the way.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:37 PM   #2183 (permalink)
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Right! I mean, isn't that what the gravel shoulder is for??
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ykyaem when the first thought about buying another car (a volvo station wagon) is: MPG???
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:27 PM   #2185 (permalink)
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Ha! Pretty much the first thought I have whenever I get into any new or different vehicle is: "Where's the fuel economy display?"
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Eh. Why pay extra for something you know will overestimate and show less data than add-ons?

I have actually seen people insist that the computers are right and tank-to-tank is inaccurate, but also people insisting gas spent idling should not count because it is a null value.
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I was disappointed that in my car the factory fuel economy display was was both inaccurate (18% out of so, reading better than reality) but also lagging. As in it would close in on the actual consumption 50% at a time. EG using 10l/100km, I move to a situation where it would use 20l/100km, but it would display (10-15-17.5-19-19.5-19.8-19.9-20) over several seconds. Worse was when I could *feel* the fuel cut and it would continue to show fuel use for up to 10 seconds, halving every time

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