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Old 05-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Anyone else play the eco game?

Well I bought my jeep with 4 miles on it, reset the average mpg right around 45-50miles, and I find myself constantly looking at the average mpg trying to get it higher

Really happy considering the truck I traded in averaged 9mpg.


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Old 05-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Guilty as charged. I find myself driving A LOT slower (for a variety of reasons) now that I own a Jeep. When I had my STi, my driving was much more "spirited." When I drive my Camaro, I wouldn't say my driving is "spirited," but I sure don't mind laying down the hammer.

Anyway, yeah, I'm playing the "ECO" game.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
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You don't really know the true meaning of coasting until you own a jeep. Guilt too....
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You don't really know the true meaning of coasting until you own a jeep. Guilt too....
Coasting is your friend.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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I do in the Fusion, Jeep too much fun to worry about mileage. Using hypermiling tecniques when no one is behind me during my commute I can stretch it to 45mpg.

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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I'm a recovering lead foot, and I definitely play this game (actually, I think I sometimes cross into OCD territory with that button). Right now, I'm dreading the toll that today is going to take on my average - found out yesterday that I have to drive to New Jersey for a meeting (from Long Island), which means lots of sitting in traffic & watching my my average drop. (It also means worrying about the crazy drivers, road debris & big, meandering trucks on the Cross Bronx Expressway, but I'm trying not to think about that right now...)
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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I used to play it, but when I did I was getting like 23mpg. Since I stopped I'm getting 21-22. I'm willing to give up one or two mpg for some fun.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:24 AM   #8
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Heh Heh, it's an endless game-

My ECO AVG is 12.7/13, in 4wd/4hi on sand-and will approach 17 when on hiwy-

It must be nerve racking to use the jeep as a DD !

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:08 AM   #9
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I do it for curiosity. Latest is 19.5 overall mpg. I tend to look at the ECO symbol on the highway to get a feel for how much I can press the pedal when going uphill to see when it goes out. I also tend to coast a long distance when coming up to redlights. Moreso for reducing the wear and tear on brakes. But then taking off I do glance at the ECO to see if I can keep it on.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:13 AM   #10
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Yep guilty as charged, but now I have the Torque app on my phone so playing with that is having a negative impact on my mpg.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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I so played that game with my Focus... got it up to 34 mpg. In the Jeep, I like to roll down hills and up to red lights as best I can, and try to stay in ECO as often as possible. With the Focus, though, I was all about maneuvering through and around traffic too. With the Jeep, for the most part, I just chill. Def' has made me a more mellow driver.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #12
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I'm light on all the pedals, which i think always nets me good mileage. Pretty much always in the ECO ON range. My first tank of gas in the '12 unlimited was 20.2 on the display and 21.5 when i calculated it from the pump. Sameish for tank 2. I'm usually at about 20% city(really bad traffic) and 80% highway. The dash meter has been climbing constantly and is now above 22, so i'm looking forward to see what i'm going to get this time!

I routinely see ~44 mpg in my '96 200sx, and that was EPA rated at 40 highway.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #13
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if you bought a jeep and you stare at the eco / mpg screen for more then just filling up your tank, you made a mistake buying the jeep.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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Nope, I actually hate holding up people behind me. I'd say I'd accel and keep up with most vehicles without having to gun it too much
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #15
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Nope, the eco light was one of the first things I turned off, I have my stereo preset display there now, the constant flashing drove me crazy. Plus coming from a 2007 to a 2012, the increase in mpg makes me happy enough not to worry about it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #16
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I like watching it go up on the high way, but I don't worry about it through town.
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I watch it in my wifes 5.9 Magnum Durango... It was avg. 13.5 when we got it. We reset it a few months back and we are averaging 10.3 so far. Mostly short trips as we live about ten miles from work. The way in which we take off makes the biggest difference.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:11 PM   #18
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Im guilty of the occasional game.. even found a glitch in the computer. If you reset going down a hill and get the computer to think you are getting three digit economy, once you drive some more, the third digit never goes away.. so 17 mpg will read 117mpg
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I don't see how people are getting such good mileage. I get anywhere from 10-14. I am the definition of lead foot. From dead stops I bury the pedal and spin wheels, I usually see if I can touch 100 before I have to stop or turn. And I usually do...
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I don't see how people are getting such good mileage. I get anywhere from 10-14. I am the definition of lead foot. From dead stops I bury the pedal and spin wheels, I usually see if I can touch 100 before I have to stop or turn. And I usually do...
I granny-shift it, BIG TIME. I've found I'm normally shifting at around 3000 RPMs, maybe even less. While traveling for an extended period at around 50 mph, I'm averaging around 18.8, according to the computer, but when I get on the highway and travel at anything over about 70 mph, the mileage really takes a dive. That kinda sucks, considering the Interstate's speed limit here is 70 mph.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #21
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Yeah, it's wild, when I drive at 70mph, I'll average 15/16 mpg and when at 60 mph, I'll get 17/18 mpg


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I granny-shift it, BIG TIME. I've found I'm normally shifting at around 3000 RPMs, maybe even less. While traveling for an extended period at around 50 mph, I'm averaging around 18.8, according to the computer, but when I get on the highway and travel at anything over about 70 mph, the mileage really takes a dive. That kinda sucks, considering the Interstate's speed limit here is 70 mph.
Good thing I don't hiwy travel to much-

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I turned off the ECO monitor when I found out that space will display the Sirius channel name.
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Heh Heh, it's an endless game-

My ECO AVG is 12.7/13, in 4wd/4hi on sand-and will approach 17 when on hiwy-

It must be nerve racking to use the jeep as a DD !

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Yeah, it's wild, when I drive at 70mph, I'll average 15/16 mpg and when at 60 mph, I'll get 17/18 mpg




Good thing I don't hiwy travel to much-

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Also keep in mind it's a Rubicon, so I'm sure the rolling resistance of those tires is probably different from those found on a Sport or Sahara, not to mention the 4.10 gearing. I'll have to see what happens as the engine breaks in, maybe it'll pick up a little bit here or there...
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Why is that?
Why is WHAT ??

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Also keep in mind it's a Rubicon, so I'm sure the rolling resistance of those tires is probably different from those found on a Sport or Sahara, not to mention the 4.10 gearing. I'll have to see what happens as the engine breaks in, maybe it'll pick up a little bit here or there...
NOPE different tires and 5.38 gears !

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I watch this all the time... strikes me as ironic there is an eco mode in a Jeep...
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NOPE different tires and 5.38 gears !

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I was talking about mine.
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I could get 20/22 mpg on the interstate if the wind wasnt blowing hard when my jeep was stock, that was runing 75 , 80 mph. Got around 16/18 in town.

Now I dont even wory about mpg since im shifting inti 6'th gear at 45mph and looking for 7'th at 60.

I forgot my jeep even had that little eco light on the dash
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I could get 20/22 mpg on the interstate if the wind wasnt blowing hard when my jeep was stock, that was runing 75 , 80 mph. Got around 16/18 in town.

Now I dont even wory about mpg since im shifting inti 6'th gear at 45mph and looking for 7'th at 60.

I forgot my jeep even had that little eco light on the dash
Mine gets better mileage around town than on the interstate!
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After adjusting my tire size with the Procal (its still off a bit...the dash reads 1-2 MPH slower than GPS) I'm sitting dead on 21 MPG, just about to fill up (so I can hand calculate). I always catch myself trying to get the highest mileage possible, which can be an issue here in Vegas where everyone drives 85-90MPH.

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