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You are in the Ford Fiesta
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Ford Fiesta, Hatchback, Sedan
#629 of 650 Re: 3 months, still very happy! [sanfrandan]
Jan 10, 2012 (3:00 pm)
"The miles-to-empty gauge goes from 20 to 0 miles in about 5 miles. It's very consistent in it's error, so I can plan by it, but it's annoying all the same"
You do realize that at 20 miles to empty means that you have about a half gallon of gas left in your tank sloshing around. So drive 5 more miles and then go up and down hills and I guess it would read empty. I think Hummers are more accurate because when they say 20 miles left you still have 3 gallons left
#630 of 650 Re: 5 speed manual V/S Auto [hackattack5]
Jan 10, 2012 (4:32 pm)
About 2600 to 2700 rpm with the speedometer reading 70 mph. Our speedometers read high though. 70 is actually about 65 to 66 mph.
#631 of 650 Re: 3 months, still very happy! [hackattack5]
Jan 11, 2012 (4:03 am)
As with all such devices it's an "Indicator" not an accurate gauge; same as a traditional analogue fuel gauge. With 20 miles to empty displayed an ascent or descent of a long steep hill could put you into an apparent run-out situation, even though there's maybe half a gallon still in the tank.
Half a gallon ! Come on guys, get sensible. Use the technology for it's intended purpose - an early warning device - not an absolute measuring device. If it annoys you, turn it off, (presumably you can on a Fiesta ? You certainly can on my Volvo).
#632 of 650 Re: 5 speed manual V/S Auto [iamz]
Jan 11, 2012 (2:18 pm)
Wow that's a big difference. My 5 speed manual is at 3000 at the speedometer's 70MPH. I am getting 38 MPG this tank so I bet the auto trans can get in the 40s
#633 of 650 Re: 3 months, still very happy! [alltorque]
Jan 11, 2012 (2:20 pm)
Or how about fill up with 50 miles left in the tank. I would be a nervous wreck if I took it down to 20 miles left.
#634 of 650 Re: All weather floor mats [hackattack5]
Feb 04, 2012 (7:18 pm)
You can find them cheaper. Google this (in quotations)
"OEM and Ford Racing parts-employee pricing"
Feb 27, 2012 (2:01 pm)
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#636 of 650 Another press request
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2012 (10:43 am)
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