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View Poll Results: Would Having a Real-Time Fuel Mileage Display in Your Car Change Your Driving Habits?
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:56 AM   #21
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That's because it's due to a highly tuned/geared transmission. I also want to say that it's because it's got the mustang engine in it, but I'm not swearing to anything (unless you said Town Car instead )

that said, typically V8s in cars do get that kind of fuel economy (when it's used in a (pickup) truck, van, or (S)UV application you typically expect to see less.) I've read about a couple people getting ~30mpg in even a grand marquis , the secret is that the engine is running at 1700RPM and in a higher gear.

EDIT: If your Continental was a '95-2002 model, it had a 4.6L modular engine in it, which happens to be one of the Mustang engines (psst find a K&N kit for it, get one for a equivalent year Mustang if you can't find one for the continental. it should just fit right in ).. suprising that the oldschool Continentals had V8s that are over 6 and 7 liters
Not to hijack, but I love my dads' car. It's a 1996 with the 245BHP 4.6L V8 Mustang engine. I would LOVE to throw the intake on there, but my dad is a stock man. He likes things to look factory clean and unmodified.

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Old 05-11-2009, 10:35 AM   #22
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Not to hijack, but I love my dads' car. It's a 1996 with the 245BHP 4.6L V8 Mustang engine.
That's what I thought. I know your dad wouldn't approve, but FYI, you'd need either the Mustang GT or Mustang SVT Cobra kit. I'd go with the later, since the '95-2002 continentals share the same engine as the SVT Cobra Mustang.

In the end though, I dunno if the Air intake sensor would've fit on or not.. it's one thing for something to fit all across the board, but you gotta take into consideration the vacuum (or whatever that little hose is that connects the engine to the intake (example is on the saturns, there's a hose that comes out of the part that says TWIN CAM 16 VALVE and hooks into the side of the intake) and/or the IAT sensor.

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I would LOVE to throw the intake on there, but my dad is a stock man. He likes things to look factory clean and unmodified.
Eh, guess in the end ya can't really blame him. after all, it's his car so..

EDIT: Now if only they made this for Saturns..

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Old 05-16-2009, 11:22 PM   #23
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seeing that I probably drive city more then highway I'd probably see what to do and hopefully not be in a major hurry (ie get out of work late and trying to get to school on time). really I think I'd probably use it more for road tripping so I can try to keep filling up to a minimum especially if I'm not trying to keep up with others (going somewhere with more then just yourself). Realistically it may not be too viable for me unless I can get one super cheap as I probably wouldn't use it much unless its a built in feature.

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:27 PM   #24
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Default Re: Would having a real-time fuel mileage display change your driving habits?

if I saw good results probably

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Old 06-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #25
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I think it would merely serve as a reminder to me to go easy on the gas, I could just as easily put a sticker on my dash reminding me of the price at the pumps, or something like that. Having said that, yeah, it would influence my driving habits.

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Old 06-22-2009, 07:01 AM   #26
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My dad used to have Thunderbird that had this feature, and I loved it. I think it really gave me a better understanding of how cars use fuel.

Lately, I've made an effort to drive more gently (I coast more and brake less) and I've seen a significant increase in my gas mileage - from 35 to 38+ mpg in my SL2.

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Old 06-22-2009, 08:13 AM   #27
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YES!
similar to luvme2tymes, if I am on a trip, the odometer must read 250 miles or more by "half" a tank.

Instantaneous MPG readout should be standard on future cars. Period. Seeing 9 mpg during acceleration would be sobering to most people.

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:54 AM   #28
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Well now on the seven Saturn and this one is a joy 34.7 mpg first tank. I was watching the instant thing at first but after 18mpg on the 2006 Vue this is pure joy!

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Old 04-13-2010, 03:15 PM   #29
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Default Re: Would having a real-time fuel mileage display change your driving habits?

Probably not. I drive the same way most days and am hard on my vehicles.

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Old 07-30-2010, 05:22 PM   #30
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Yeah I think so because I would be able to see how I was doing in real time.

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Old 05-12-2011, 11:20 AM   #31
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Default Re: Would having a real-time fuel mileage display change your driving habits?

I have one on my '95 Lincoln Town Car. While it is cool to look at it is also very distracting. I find myself constantly looking at it.

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Old 06-13-2011, 12:26 AM   #32
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I've never liked the "instant" MPG displays, but my van has an Average MPG display that has certainly helped me monitor and change my habits and allowed me to eke out an extra half MPG. On that beast, that's a pretty significant chunk.

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Old 07-27-2011, 10:20 AM   #33
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Default Re: Would having a real-time fuel mileage display change your driving habits?

no not really . What do u all say ... ?

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Old 07-27-2011, 05:58 PM   #34
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YES, the more mpgs the more happy I am and the more money I save, for other things non-auto related!!! :P

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Old 08-03-2011, 01:38 PM   #35
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It most likely would have made me drive in a fuel efficient manner.

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Old 06-27-2012, 04:51 PM   #36
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It gets good enough mileage as it is, I wouldn't pay attention to an economy gauge.

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I'd have to say YES it would.

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Old 12-19-2013, 01:12 PM   #38
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Yes, it's nice to know your current mpg.

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Old 04-09-2014, 12:18 AM   #39
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I've found that the younger generation almost treats it like a game ... 0.1 up there ... 0.2 down there.
It is like their minds can't be still!

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I have a couple of Subarus with this feature. The 2007 has a digital readout and the 2102 has an analog gauge. Although the digital gives actual real time consumption rates and trip mileage in gallons, it is almost useless when driving because it's a digital display: blurring numbers mean nothing. The analog gauge on the Impreza is more useful simply because it's analog and gives me a graphic I can intuit.

I also have a DashCommand OBD-II unit that sends a blue tooth display to my iPad. With that I can create a real time instrument cluster displaying about anything I can think of, including fuel burn rates. Pretty neat trick. Do I use it for that? Nope. But I do like to track down error codes with it; I can move it from car to car and it works fine.

Cool, but not a functional driving aid. I already know when I'm hitting the gas pedal without a gauge telling me that.

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