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#519 of 543 Re: How to stop interior automatic dash dimming? [rocketent]
Nov 08, 2010 (4:18 pm)
Ok, I was turning off the auto light right before going into darkness and the interior lights would still dim, but turning them off well in advance they don't dim, so it probably takes a few seconds to take affect.
#520 of 543 Re: Finally got the advertised mileage!!! [ragtop262]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:36 pm)
Me too! I haven't been resetting my average mph and mpg very much, since I mostly drive city miles, like average 20 mph, that yields about 22 mpg. Today I took a small trip on the freeway and reset the computer before I started out. Cruise control only, manually bumping up or down mph as needed. I think I braked about 4 times, which was the only pedal I touched. Then about 10% stop and go on surface streets.
After the trip, the read out reported that I was getting 34.4 mpg, at an average speed of 59 mph.
Not earth shattering, but it made me feel good.
4Cyl - LT1
#521 of 543 Re: Finally got the advertised mileage!!! [rocketent]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:50 pm)
I will point out to everyone that has complained about mileage that the EPA city mpg rating in the 4 cyl FWD 2010-11 Nox is 22 mpg. If you are driving all in the city, and getting 22 mpg, that is average one could expect (EPA ratings are averages).
I often get the advertised mpg or better in the city. And this city is bad for traffic with lots of stop and go, really long stop lights (some lights are literally 6 minutes long), lots of slamming brakes because of bad drivers, etc.
On the interstate I have never gotten 32 mpg. 28-29 is what I get normally at about 75 mph in our very hilly area. 32 seems very doable at 55-60 mph, especially in areas with flat land.
#522 of 543 Traded off my 2010 Equinox and thrilled!
Nov 16, 2010 (10:11 pm)
I loved almost everything about my 2010 Equinox. My major complaint was the slipping between 3rd and 4th and the loud clunking and thunking noise at least several times a week at 40 mph. I had my Equinox 2 weeks and took it into the shop with my complaint. In the long 6 months I owned it, I took it into the dealership shop 7 different times. They never could figure out the problem other than to say that Chevrolet considered these issues with the particular transmission in the Equinox to be normal. There is nothing normal about about taking off down the highway and on occassion when hitting 40 mph having the vehicle make a loud clunking noise and vibrate violently as if the transmission fell out of the car. I got no help from the dealership or Chevy. I am a Chev fan and am hoping that the 2011 Traverse I bought will not have any transmission issues. I've had it a week and so far so good. It is roomier and has much more power. The gas milaege isn;t bad either. I'm averaging 26 mpg which is only slightly less than I was getting in the Equinox.
#523 of 543 Re: seat belt rattles [texana99]
Jan 06, 2011 (9:47 am)
I had a similar issue with my seat belt but it was more like a squeaking sound. It was from the inside of the seat belt latch (facing me) rubbing against the seat. On one side of the buckle there was already a pad. I purchased some rather wide/long velcro, cut it down, and stuck the soft side of the velcro to the other side of the buckle and it worked like a charm. I discarded the coarse part of the velcro.
Hope that helps!
#525 of 543 Re: seat belt rattles [willo3]
Jan 07, 2011 (7:58 am)
Thanks. That is a good idea and a more permanent one than my solution, which was to jam a piece of cloth between the buckle and the seat (which tends to slip down after some time). Not nearly as elegant as yours! I'll try the velcro fix this weekend.
#526 of 543 Re: Finally got the advertised mileage!!! [wallyuwl]
Jan 15, 2011 (5:48 am)
Your mileage sounds like mine.
If I drive the car "fast" (say 70-80 mph) on the maryland highways, I am getting 28-29 mpg with the 4 cylinder.
For my 60 mile round trip to work, I easily get 32-34 mpg. I reset the computer one week and tried to make a game of it (without pissing off the other drivers) and I was able to hit over 35 mpg on the round trip (and thats with hitting a few red lights).
This driving, however, is in the 45-60 mph range on relatively rural roads with that type of speed limits.
The vehicle can do the 32 mpg but not at 75 mph.
A note, many short trips and city traffic bring the mpg ratings down quickly on this heavy vehicle.
#527 of 543 Re: Finally got the advertised mileage!!! [10lt2]
Jan 17, 2011 (7:55 am)
Sounds like you found the magic MPH/RPM range to maximize fuel savings.