Re: How much Gas is stored in Reserve for a hatchback 2010
I have also found that the light and the actual gauge take into account driving style and current levels of usage.
I was at an autocross event last year. There were two of us driving and by the end of the day, I was getting a bit nervous about getting to a gas station because of how low the fuel gauge was reading.
Well, I left the event, and started babying it trying to eke out that last drop of fuel. Well, by the time I got to the station (about a mile away), the gauge had risen to almost even with the E line. Decided that I could baby it to the lower priced station about 5 miles away (.20/gal difference). By the time I got there, the gauge was reading just below 1/8th a tank.
I believe the computer was reading the 16 autocross runs at about 4 MPG and adjusted the fuel gauge to compensate, figuring at that rate, I would be empty pretty soon.
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