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Most efficient speed using instant MPG reading

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Allen Dec 20, 2010. 21 Replies


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I've been a smart owner since
July 25, 2009
Southwest FL
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I'm a science teacher
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Turbo Gerbil (at least that's what my husband calls it)

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New gauge enroute...

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 11:26pm 0 Comments

So called PLX on Monday afternoon and spoke to Mike the supervisor. Told him about the defective gauge (after waiting for it for 40 days) and he said he would send one out as soon as humanly possible, and that "heads will roll". I asked why the president didn't bother to reply to my email, he stated that he handled that stuff. (So I don't get a reply??? Or better yet a valid resolution? Glad to see that MIke "handled it") I have yet to see the company actually reply to any email. Or take any…


new gauge from PLX now has a red line through screen!!! UGGH!!!

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 11:58pm 4 Comments

So not looking forward to having to contact this horrible company... (I was hoping that I'd get my overpriced gauge and never have to deal with that company again... It's not like to president ever bothered to reply to my email... I believe that is their company policy to not talk to customers or resolve issues.) my $300 gauge now seems to have an "issue" where one line of the screen is red going from top to bottom. I've only had it for about a week now, the line showed up yesterday and is… Continue

46.4 mpg going 76-80mph (best MPG yet)

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

So I decided to let the gauge dictate the speed I drove (within reason) and found that the faster I went, the better the MPG. I didn't test this past 80mph, although traffic was going faster at times. Most of the stretch was highway, but there was a little city and stop and go also. Based on what I got at the pump. I think I've calibrated my gauge too low, but the next step up seemed too high... more testing needed.

most efficient speed? 55mph or 75mph? MPGwise...

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 8:30pm 4 Comments

So I've always been told the most efficient speed is about 50-55mph. I've been trying to calibrate my new MPG guage (amazingly it finally arrived only 40 days late, an no attempt from the company to contact us, but that's another story). The guage says the Smart has "MAF" (or was it MAP?) and my guage reads really low, so far I've got it set to +65%, +70% was reading too high. @ 0 it reads that I'm getting 12mpg. The instructions say to drive at 50-55mph (the most efficient speed)…


35 min. on phone w/ supervisor & still NO RESOLUTION from PLX, now I have to email the CEO!

Posted on February 3, 2010 at 11:02pm 2 Comments

After hearing how "someone should have contacted you" countless times and no actual resolution, I'm getting ready to email Paul the CEO/President of PLX to see if HE can give me some sort of resolution for how his company has acted these past 40 days.

1. Web site falsely claims to have a $300 product "in stock" and "available now"

2. Company did not contact my husband after his purchase to notify him that there was a distribution issue overseas and that the product was back… Continue

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At 9:18am on August 12, 2010, Ted Asnis said…
I didn't respond....and when I first saw the comment addressed to you and several others that confirmed my suspicion...why me?...Ted
At 2:27am on September 12, 2009, SMARTY said…
THE JERKY yes & 2 bad we can thro it in neutral in stop and go.
wen in stop in go traffic get out of manuel and go bac to auto it wrks better in milde take off stopNGO traffic. manuel i find works better in control take off and speed. if your crusin and not wanting to take off quickly and speed is not a factor then auto is ur gear.

and turn that a/c off when able and chec ur mpgS - oh and ur grade of gas2 - 32mpg? ur still in good =)

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