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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#4901 of 4930 Re: Side Mirrors. . . [compensate]
Sep 21, 2006 (12:25 pm)
You need your wife's car, and another one, and an adequate location where this can be set up. Have her set the mirrors as she likes. Then place the 2d car in the blind spot, on both sides,(one at a time of course) and have her get out of the car and see where the 2d one is located. Then set, or have her reset, the mirrors correctly, without moving the 2d car, and let her see again. Maybe even move it again, to show how close it would have to be for her to see it. Explain the "whys" etc very calmly "without raising the voice level". Most of the time I have seen something like this work. We all sometimes just have to see things from another perspective before we change our minds. PS, Short has nothing to do with it. Good Luck.
#4902 of 4930 MPG rating question
Sep 25, 2006 (10:51 am)
On my 2006 elantra hatchback, there is a digital readout that supposedly tells me what mileage I am getting per gallon. Having just taken a long trip and used my cruise control as much as possible, I got a reading showing 34 mpg. However when I got the tank filled, I had really only gotten 24.4 mpg.
How does this tool work. Is the feedback saying "If you were to drive in this particular condition all the time, you would be getting this kind of mileage" or is it truly supposed to be measuring from fill to fill the kind of mileage you are getting?
What is this readout or tool called? I could not find anything in the owner's manual about it but I did not know what term to use to search.
Is my "tool" for measuring mpg broken?
Thanks for any future input on the question. Ruth
#4903 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [4ruth]
Sep 25, 2006 (10:57 am)
The trip computer on the Elantra GT hatchback gives the actual mpg since the last time you reset it. If you do not specifically take action to reset it, it doesn't reset, even when you fill the tank. Did you reset the mpg meter when you filled the tank at the start of your trip?
The other thing I've found with my GT is that with some gas stations, it's very hard to get the tank to within 1-2 gallons of full. Say you fill the tank to click-off at one station and again at the end of your trip, at another station, but put in 2 gallons less than you did originally. That would reduce your calculated mpg but would not affect the calculations from the trip computer, which are based on actual gas used.
You should be able to find the trip computer documented in the owner's manual where it talks about the functions of the instrument panel.
#4904 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [4ruth]
Sep 25, 2006 (11:33 am)
I've found the milage computer to be off as well, generally by 3-4 mpg. And that's based on a fillup to fillup measurement.
It's very odd, because the miles to empty feature tends to work rather well, actually. Although, I'll admit, I've never let myself run out of gas just to determine its accuracy.
#4905 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [tsgeisel]
Sep 26, 2006 (5:13 pm)
The trip computer is way off for me as well. Lately my trip computer shows an MPG reading of about 4 to 6 mpg better (32-33 mpg) than manual calculation (26 to 28 mpg). I always use the same gas station and the same method of when to stop (first click). I always reset the trip computer at each fill up.
I actually let my "Miles to Empty" get to 0. The funny thing is that when this happened the entire LCD of the trip computer started flashing. I was able to drive another 3 miles or so to a gas station.
#4906 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [spmrebel]
Sep 26, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I am not sure why there is such a great disparity on these calculations. On my '05 GT the computer calculation is almost always 1-2MPG below the actual. Close enough for me, but it seems like either the number is just a bit low, or quite a bit high. I have figured out that the number is a running average and does not "start over" at each fill up the way the "Miles to Go" does. It appears that the MTG number is based off the drop in the fuel gauge and little else.
I figured out the averaging on the computer due to going from week in/week out driving in traffic and seeing 26MPG averages, then doing a highway trip where I calculated a true mileage of 34MPG, but the computer only went up a slight amount. The more highway driving I did, the more the average went up.
#4907 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [jlflemmons]
Sep 26, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Yes, the mpg meter only starts over if you push the reset button.
I'm not sure why I'm seeing little difference between the mpg meter and at-the-pump mpg numbers. Maybe I got lucky?
#4908 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [spmrebel]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:51 am)
the trip computer starts flashing when the miles to empty reaches 30 miles left. We seem to have no problems with our trip computer. We fill it to almost the brim and reset it each time.We try to get the cheapest gas. We are probably just lucky also.
#4909 of 4930 Re: MPG rating question [backy]
Sep 27, 2006 (6:53 am)
I will have to look at mine again. I never realized the mpg could be reset. I just reset the trip miles.
#4910 of 4930 MPG rating question [
Sep 27, 2006 (9:32 am)
Me again. I reset the mpg meter each time I fill up. I also fill at the same station and in the same way.
I am wondering whether the great mileage that we are supposed to be getting is based on actual calculations or on these meter readings.
On this past trip, I did all I could do to maximize mileage: I was mostly on country roads with little traffic so I could set my cruise control for 60 mph and leave in on most of the time. I was using no extras like AC and I had both the moon roof and the windows closed to decrease drag. And still I did not get up 30 mph real miles, though the meter showed me up to 34.2 at the end of the trip.