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Old 08-05-2008, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 52.71 mpg (US)

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90 day: 70.75 mpg (US)

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For anyone who says they can't afford a ScanGauge...

Of course there's the less than $50 MPGuino option for the DIY crowd...

But I've often said to reluctant noobs that if you can't bear the thought of parting with $150 for a new ScanGauge, you could always use it for a while and re-sell it later to get most of your money back. There's no shortage of people willing to fork over $ for a used one.

Never mind the long term reality that if you're serious about saving fuel, the thing will pay for itself many times over anyway if you use it to hone your driving techniques and learn your vehicle's fuel economy idiosyncrasies.

Anyhow, the proof is in the pudding: the latest eBay auction for a used SG2 just ended at $126.52 + $8 S&H = $134.52 ... for a used ScanGauge!

A whopping savings of $14.48 over buying new (@ the EM group buy price).

I should own stock in the d@#n company...

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: 70 MPG in my ecomodded, dirt cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage.
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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