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Fuel Gauge

December 15, 2007 about Acura TL

I have checked and verified this. When the low fuel light comes on, there are four gallons left in the tank. When "0 miles to empty" shows up, there are three gallons left. I often get 30 miles to a gallon on the highway, so I could go up to 120 miles after the low fuel light comes on if I had to.

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January 5, 2010 by BD

I do a lot of highway driving and over the last 5400 miles have averaged just over 28 mpg in my '04 TL. Just filled it up yesterday, the trip computer indicated that I had 4 miles to go until out of gas and the low fuel light had been on for the prior 30 miles or so yet it only took 13.06 gallons. The car has a 17.1 gallon tank, and I still had about 4 gallons remaining, apparently - so could have traveled another 100 miles! YMMV

March 8, 2011 by RJ

When my 2005 TL reads empty I check the numbers of miles to travel on the display. When it goes to zero miles and i fill up I can only pump about 15 gal plus or minus 0.5

August 6, 2013 by Alexey

$100/month "buried" anybody, but it has foecrd changes in behavior, altering standards of living. You need look no further than any auto dealer's truck lot to see that. Where this change may be harder to stomach is if we're talking about our grandmothers on fixed-income. But we're not far down that road yet; maybe granny only makes it to bingo three times a week for a few months. But if fuel jumps to $5/gal quickly (I expect it will by December), that may be a different story.Alright, enough of that. On to my comment.According to Figure 2 , large-truck fuel economy has moved from around 5.75 miles per gallon in 1980 to 7.25 in 2005. Not quite 71%...Both anonymous and fred have a point, the average fuel economy of cars on the road today may be lower than stated; I can't actually get to the source document linked from the posting, but I'm assuming the numbers used are average of vehicles available, maybe even average fuel economy of all vehicles sold. Either way, I doubt that's counting large trucks.Anonymous' statement about the point being lost on those sitting at home is not that there are people in the margin, it's that rapidly elevated fuel prices are putting more people in that margin. This may also be as a result of the recession/inflation combination, but gas prices aren't helping anybody out in that arena.

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