Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Native America
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Ecometer owner here in an '09 4Cyl auto. $170 is stupid high - they are new on ebay for $65-$70 (shipped) all day long. After owning it for a few months, I'd probably have to consider it a novelty item. If you are serious about getting better MPG, you can learn from it by adjusting your driving habits. (slow, slow starts from a dead stop, learning how to better feather the gas pedal when driving, etc). On instant mode, I've seen .08MPG pulling the JetSkis out of the water, up the boat ramp. I've also seen 144MPG, albeit for only a few moments downhill at highway speeds. I average 26.6 MPG with 90% highway driving at 65-70 MPH in my flat plains.
My biggest complaint is the LED display is not adjustable and is too bright for my liking at night. Borderline obnoxious.
From an Ecometer owner - go with the UltraGauge for tons of more features or alternatively the ScanGauge II, since it matches our amber dashes.