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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    I think it's due to the fact that the mpg read-out changes every 3 mpg, not 1 mpg. That's got to have a negative impact on accuracy.

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    You mean 0.3, right?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Yeah, 0.3.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Like that ad, and love the predecessor even more.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Besides being a great TV spot, the actors in the Baby Driver commercial were actual father and daughter(s).

    Bob
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    edited April 2013
    I never ever check gas mileage it is an exercise in frustration. There are far too many variables for a start, IE: did you fill the tank with the same amount of gas presuming you are checking from a full tank every time.

    Temperature, obviously the colder it is makes a difference, as does actual driving between town and highway, in town you could have more stopping and starting with longer idling times, versus previous trips, or you could do a lot of highway at a steady speed, versus some highway trips at varying speeds.

    All these factors effect gas mileage, unless I get the impression that gas is going quicker than water off a ducks back I don't bother. What's the point, you own the car, you have to fill it from time to time, so what does it matter if it is getting 25MPG versus 28MPG.

    Cheers Pat.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    For me it's 30 more miles between fill ups. The Miata's tank is small.
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    edited April 2013
    Yeah but the point I was trying to make is whether it gets a 25MPg or 28MPG is really moot, you have to fill the car to drive it, why do some people drive themselves nuts constantly checking gas mileage.

    Some guys I know have a log of every gallon they have put in the tank from day one, then if the car is down one or two MPG from the fill before, they are in a tizzy trying to figure out whats wrong. My Motto is just enjoy the car already or take the bus.

    The figures I quoted were arbitrary for illustration BTW.

    Cheers Pat.

    .
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,273
    I log everything. I am an analyst, and always will be, so doing this is like any other hobby out there. Of course, I don't fuss about variation, but if there's a trend, I certainly work to hunt it down.

    I think the fuel mileage nuts are the ones who care enough to jump to conclusions and complain, but don't care enough to record and analyze. One tank means nothing - it's all about the trends.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,432
    ... they are in a tizzy trying to figure out whats wrong.

    Kinda like the people that don't consider a wash and wax complete until they've dusted their spark plugs. ;)
  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Posts: 1,747
    edited March 2010
    New option for '14 Foresters are mirror-based exterior lights. Like the Range Rover Evoque, Subaru puts LEDs with tiny logos (subaru logo, of course) in outside mirrors. When doors are opened/closed, the LED's shine back towards the door handles and ground. :D

    Given '14 XT's euro style ride and general feel, Subaru may have studied Range Rover closely before redesigning the Forester. In any case they managed to avoid the Rover quirks (no lifting of wheels in turns, etc.).
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    What's wrong with that? So long as you don't forget to wax your wheels first. :D
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Does the light shine in the shape of the logo? That would be cool, like the Bat-signal.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,432
    Obviously you need to wax the front and back side of the wheels.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Don't forget the anti-seize on the threads. Because you do remove the wheels, right? ;)

    I had a slow leak on the Miata, and that wheel is cleaner than any other because I took it off, and cleaned it. I should clean the others but I never seem to have time any more.

    Kids' sports rule my life - basketball alone takes up Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (twice) and tournaments vary but can fall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Wish us luck, my daughter's first tournament with her travel team starts tomorrow at 9am.
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,729
    The other day I popped the engine cover off on the Sienna and cleaned the deck and heads area! But damn, never thought about pulling the plugs for a dusting. Now I've got something new to obsess about.

    Hey Juice, if you use anti-seize on those lug nuts they might just change themselves one of these days!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I was joking, but I imagine you're right.
  • hondafriekhondafriek Ottawa CanadaPosts: 2,922
    HAR HAR HAR, That's only for members in the OCD club :P

    Cheers Pat.
  • kurtamaxxxguykurtamaxxxguy Posts: 1,747
    A reviewer called romanticcarguy (with web site and videos) tested both a recent Ford Escape and the '14 Forester XT on the same snowy Colorado mountain road. Both vehicles got stuck in exactly the same place, their tires simply sliding off the road and (almost) taking the vehicles with them. :surprise:

    I never used the stock XT tires (Bridgestone Duelers) on snow, replacing them with Nokians before winter hit. Looks like that will have to be done again.

    A pity Subaru can't fit their vehicles with better stock tires. :sick:
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