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Old 11-12-2009, 12:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Location: Leadville, CO
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Maroon Ballon - '98 Chrysler Town & Country LXI
90 day: 26.42 mpg (US)

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At the start I wasn't paying much attention to the average mpg except to see how the current mpg would effect it. Watching the current has really helped me with the habits, but it's disappointing to watch it going down into the single digits when climbing a steep hill, because that comprises so much of the terrain that I have to drive here in CO. But it's fun to see it go to 99 when I have miles of coasting on the other side.

But for the last 3 fillups I've used a calculator, the odometer, and the actual fuel pumped, and it seems dead on with the trip computer. I don't reset the trip computer though till after 1000 miles, because it goes up and down so much till I have quite a few miles entered in to smooth out the average. That's why I was excited to see it so high at the last 1000 miles.
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