2009 Dodge Ram 1500: Liar
March 01, 2010
While calculating the monthly fuel economy for Donna's soon-to-be-posted fleet summary, I discovered the 2009 Dodge Ram 1500's trip computerto bea big fat liar. No surprise, as we've never seen our trip meter divided by gallons added calculation agree with vehicle-generated averages, but this one seems farther off than most. I reset the running average before the weekend began and after driving 261.8 miles, I added 18.794 gallons of 89-octane this morning for an average of 13.9 mpg. The trip computer showed 15.4 mpg or about a 10% difference. Just sayin'.
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