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Old 02-10-2011, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BHarvey View Post
Having some instrumentation that works is great. The onboard computer is pretty optimistic in comparison. Makes you wonder how many people ACTUALLY trust the onboard gauge.
...that's the problem I'm having with noobies over on the CruzeTalk website--they're all "believing" the numbers from the Drivers Information Center (DIC...how appropriately named?!?!) rather than first verifying those numbers against a "one-click" tank-fillup.

...by the numbers I'm tracking on the wife's Cruze, the ECU is consistently under calculating the fuel consumption GALS by a rather consistent 5-10%, which means all the DIC dispaly MPG values are likewise 5-10% too optimistic.
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