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Thread: The truth about claimed mpg figures

  1. #11
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    Aww that poor smart ,Adam, I feel for it already
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperStevie View Post
    Auto holds on to gears veggy, so when in manual i would be in 4th, auto will still be revving in 3rd
    You know I thought that when I did a test drive, but mine doesn't rev that high at all. So I haven't bothered using semi.
    Our Lovely Smart baby arrived on the 29th December 2010. Little Ethan Steventon

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    Smile revolutions

    sometimes its better for economy to rev the engine a little more rather than select a higher gear & place the engine under more load, my x-gauge confirmed this.

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    Excuse my ignorance but what the hells an X-gauge?
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    its like a little trip computer. It shows a lot of information about the car. They were designed for the fortwo, and fits into the original cars clock pod. Do a search for it, there's loads of info on them here
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSmarts! View Post
    Who am I kidding, I'm going to rag the hell out of it then take the poor thing 400 miles to the lake district in may, no easy life for my smart, I need SPEEEEED!
    So will I .... LOL

    although I drive slowly ... because Mrs Lucid will be with me till Chester Then it's roof off and tunes up all the way to the Campsite !!

    Over the last 4 years, I've got 60.5 mpg from my 450 when I was in Austria, where the speed limit was 56mph but on a normal run, about 47.x mpg (Look in my sig !!) My Civic is another beast however, 2.2 CTDI gives 55mpg on a spirited run, 65mpg if you take it easy !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennyJ View Post
    Excuse my ignorance but what the hells an X-gauge?
    X-gauge home:
    http://www.welte-engineering.ch/

    My fitting guide for Roadsters is available either as pdf from Rolands site:
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    http://blog.leeblackwell.com/2008/04...-roadster.html

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    Rubbish, they don't do it for the 451. BOOOOOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatSmarts! View Post
    Rubbish, they don't do it for the 451. BOOOOOO!
    It can fit in any Smart IIRC, it's the same for a Roadster and a 450 so it should fit the 451.

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    They should have kept the 6 speed gearbox

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