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Old 11-29-2008, 03:13 PM   #1
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I have a question about digital fuel display.

I drove my car(2009 Lancer gts cvt) to 370 kms just recently. I noticed from the start that the gas meter was dropping a bit quick as a i drove it this last week. Also the 'estimated kms left' display had like 60 kms left in it, but then dropped down to nothing and warned that i needed to fill up.

The car should get 500-550 kms with the city driving that im doing.


When i went to go fill up, I could only put in 50 out of 59 L untill it was filled to the Max. So based on the Litres left in the car i could have gotten another 90-100 kms, totaling 470kms.

Does this funtion in new cars need time to adjust. Should i go to the dealership? Is this a problem or is it normal.

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Old 11-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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Maybe you should go on a Lancer/mitsubishi board and find out if there are any recalls, or if this in fact, is a problem.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:55 PM   #3
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Fill it up, drive, then fill it up again. Do the math and you'll get the real fuel economy.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #4
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Who buys new cars anyway....?
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:21 PM   #5
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the estimated fuel left is based on your driving style at the moment.

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Who buys new cars anyway....?
people who aren't poor
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:23 PM   #6
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the estimated fuel left is based on your driving style at the moment.
Not really, it takes a while for the estimate fuel left to be adjusted. If you drive in the city and it says you have 120km left then jump on the highway it won't say right away you have 150-160km left, it takes a while (80-100km of driving, depending on the vehicle). Usually number of kilometers until empty is connected to average fuel economy.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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the estimated fuel left is based on your driving style at the moment.



people who aren't poor
Just cos ur not poor doesnt mean you want to throw money in the gutter.
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:06 PM   #8
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as dumb as this sounds new cars see better mileage after they are broken in. or so that is what i read on another forum a while back.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:04 AM   #9
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i feel for you buddy, buying an 09 Lancer
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #10
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Just cos ur not poor doesnt mean you want to throw money in the gutter.
LOL WUUT?
do you have any idea of you're talking about?
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:40 AM   #11
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LOL WUUT?
do you have any idea of you're talking about?
If you are RICH that doesn't mean you want to waste money..it's pretty clear from what he said..
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:35 AM   #12
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as dumb as this sounds new cars see better mileage after they are broken in. or so that is what i read on another forum a while back.
New Cars get better mileage after the break-in period. It's a known fact.
Just give it some time.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #13
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Just cos ur not poor doesnt mean you want to throw money in the gutter.
yes, because buying a new car is like throwing money in the gutter.

awesome reasoning and logic.
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yes, because buying a new car is like throwing money in the gutter.

awesome reasoning and logic.
It can be true. New one may be $50k and a year (or less) with 10,000km is $5k less..

Then check cars that are $150k new and same ones a year old.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #15
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It can be true. New one may be $50k and a year (or less) with 10,000km is $5k less..

Then check cars that are $150k new and same ones a year old.
That's called depreciation. All cars have that.

Hell, why stop at 1 year? why not a 5 year old car? or a 10 year old car?
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