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Hey all,

I'm a new owner of a 2006 Blue Automatic and have some less than a month questions.

1. This FCD button - is it just a fancy way of presenting another trip odometer? Or is there other uses besides that of a trip?

2. Has anyone ever checked the actual mileage (by doing the math when you fill up) against the mileage that is listed on the readout to see if they match. I have used 3/4 of a tank of gass (according to the gas tank guage) but have only gone 275 miles. Given a 10 gallon tank this would lead me to believe I have used 8 gallons of gas. I know it is unscientific way of looking at it.

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Greg
 

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... new owner of a 2006 Blue Automatic and have some less than a month ...

This FCD button ...

Has anyone ever checked the actual mileage (by doing the math ...
Greg;

Give yourself some time - if you're like the rest of us, you've b'een driving a "gas guzzler" most of your life and these Insights are different. That you've used eight (8) gallons over such a short run time (miles wise) doesn't sound right. Odds are you may have accidently reset one of the odometers.

As for that FCD button, have a second look at your new owner's manual, and you'll find there are several discussions here regarding the FCD.

As for "doing the math", I know I'm not the only one who keeps a daily log; date, MPG, miles, Life Time MPG and total miles. Print up a simple form (spreadsheet printout) and just keep it in the car and at the end of the day, log in the data.

In my case it took about three months to just begin to learn how to use the "Silver Bullet" and as you go through the comments here from other Insight owners, you'll see that more than one has noted that each and every day is an experience - you'll always be learning with this car.

By the way, best of luck with the new car!

Fred
 

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I keep an accurate log, but I can't calculate my fuel economy with it because I don't fill up the tank! (Actually I can over a long period of time, but not for each tank.)

The reason is that it seems crazy to me to fill up the tank with 10 gallons or so of gas to get a 700 mile range. Why not just fill it half full and not lug around 30 or 40 pounds of extra gas? 300+ miles is plenty far.

I generally wait until the tank is 1/4 full, then put in 5 gallons...
 

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Dougie said:
it seems crazy to me to fill up the tank with 10 gallons or so of gas to get a 700 mile range...
With gas prices in Southern California changing almost every other day (and usually going up), I like to fill up for the best price I can find and use that tank for as long as I can make it last!!
 

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Hi Dougie-

To me, yes, the segment meter should just be called Trip C and the FCD button should cycle through all the meters so I don't have to reach through my steering wheel to see what my LMPG or odometer reading is.

I'm not sure you will be able to use Segment for your personal LMPG meter, since I think it rolls over in a couple thousand miles (check on that, though).

You can reset the LMPG I understand, so you might consider that.

In theory I am in agreement with your idea about carrying around less fuel, but in practice I always fill 'er up to be able to get a good per tank measure of performance, and to not have to stop as often at the gas station, which is a place I hate to stop.

I use Trip A for each tank, Segment for my daily commute, and Trip B for nothing so far, but I can imagine using for a long trip that would take more than one tank.
 
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