anyone using the ECOMETER by AUTOMETER ?

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That's pretty cool looking, but I would rather have a Scan Gauge and be able to do much more than this and reset check engine codes. Thanks for posting this...
 

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this is cheaper alternative . Would like it if read codes and gave coolant ( engine ) temps. The YARIS has no temp gage , so gives us the willies at times . Welcome .
 
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A nice toy. I prefer my ScanGauge. I don't see anything about being able to train the device like you can a ScanGauge. I wonder how it ensures accuracy across all the vehicles it can be placed in. Maybe the algorithm is that much better?
 

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I think the scangauge would be less intrusive looking... and give more data. Nice meter all the same.
 
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I'd rather have an old fashioned SUN Tach on my dash than that geeky thing. But it is neat and probably will sell to a certain niche market. I don't really care about MPG's.
 
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IMHO, a guage that reads fuel consumption at any given moment should be a mandatory device. If "we", as a gas consuming public are serious about saving gas, that is. This type of guage would/should change people's driving habits. I know I'd be looking at it and adjusting the way I drive to get better mileage.
 
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 Originally Posted By: JackFish
IMHO, a guage that reads fuel consumption at any given moment should be a mandatory device. If "we", as a gas consuming public are serious about saving gas, that is. This type of guage would/should change people's driving habits. I know I'd be looking at it and adjusting the way I drive to get better mileage.
I see your point but think of this - people can't even use a cell phone while driving much less look at an instrument to "better" their driving economy.
 
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 Originally Posted By: GMBoy
 Originally Posted By: JackFish
IMHO, a guage that reads fuel consumption at any given moment should be a mandatory device. If "we", as a gas consuming public are serious about saving gas, that is. This type of guage would/should change people's driving habits. I know I'd be looking at it and adjusting the way I drive to get better mileage.
I see your point but think of this - people can't even use a cell phone while driving much less look at an instrument to "better" their driving economy.
+1 and some people just dont care about gas mileage. i know how to get good mileage, go slow and keep the car out of boost, i choose not to. my car has the instant mileage, miles to empty, as well as average on the message center so i can look at it if i want. i celebrated $5 a gallon gas by going to Willow Springs and filling up with $8 a gallon 100 octane.
 
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many cars come with digital display for current mileage . The '07 PRIUS we owned had it and never caused us to get distracted and into any unfortunate mishaps . If anything , helped to accomplish better mileage . Which made us more aware of the road ahead and how to milk it for the fuel economy . Plan on getting this gage in the near future .
 

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we drive conservatively to save money . Not so much for the environment , although is part of it . Can't save the environment alone , but can save money at the pump alone . ;- )
 
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Nice cheap alternative to a ScanGuage if all you need to know is MPG. I have kept my ScanGuage in my CR-V since my Fit has both instant and trip mpg. I'd gotten the ScanGuage b/c my 9-5 didn't not have instant, just trip. I, too, blew off gas saving after a while of having my Scangauge. I just didn't want to sacrifice getting where I needed to go quickly for mpg. I reformed myself when I switched back to the CR-V and had to go slow to get more than 23 mpg. Now with the Fit, there's no sacrifices. I can drive pretty crazy with a/c blasting and not get less than 32 mpg. Driving conservatively, I can get 40 or better!
 

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got the ECO-METER yesterday . Installed it in the '09 automatic YARIS 4 foor liftback and then filled tank . Reset the overall average mileage on the ECO-METER and drove for 101.1 miles . Then put 2.36 gallons of gas in YARIS and got 42.83 m.p.g. . The ECO-METER showed 43.2 for overall mileage . So , quite accurate . This is the best the '09 has done so far .
 

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the whole trip was 2 people , 87 octane w/ ethanol , tires at 34 p.s.i. , speeds high as 72 on interstate , and steep mountains / hills to climb . I'd say close to 30% city .
 
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