Vehicle Data Comparisons
Chevy Van averaged 16.98 mpg.
Pontiac Vibe averaged 32 mpg.
The MPG ratings for this vehicle are 52 highway and 53 city.
Learned a few new things about this vehicle in February. What shifting into B gear does. Pretty impressive for going down an icy and snowy hill. Also experienced what going up a slick hill and spinning the tires sounds like. If the pickup truck was not right behind me I would have pulled over.
Having issues with iPhone operatation with car. I can hear caller and texts being read but callers cannot hear me or the car cannot hear me to create a text. Have spent a bit of time dumping phone from car and then re-syncing it, following online directions. Next time I will pull up directions on the desktop. If they differ, they will be printed and tried. Almost two years into this car I am too used to the seamless cell phone use.
Also this month I deleted the GasBuddy app fromthe cell phone. All-time ranking for Maine is 12th. I stopped reading the story posts and commenting in 2019 or 2020 as the comments were rarely related to the story topic and other than "ok" simply for points were usually political bashing. While the site is useful for statistics of pricing around Maine and the country it became apparent I was spending a lot of my time simply to help somebody else business with no payback. It is very rare for the $100 daily gas reward winner to come from Maine. In the local area (Waldo/Knox counties) I have ranked #1 for prices posted in the last 30 days for years. Usually well over 1,000 prices posted in last 30 days. I did use up available points for the daily reward just after I deleted the app.
I did not get the GasBuddy discount card to use at the pump. The Shell Fuel Rewards card and my credit card offer enough of a discount/reward. Changing vehicle offered a much bigger fuel discount.
Owned van for 4 years.
Owned Vibe for 13 years.
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid was bought in May of 2020.
Oil change early in tank, 15¢ p/gal discount
32 miles remain; B&M in Belmont; snow travel impact
2 miles remain; Shell Thomaston; 13¢ p/gal disc.