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Offline John501

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ECO Drive
« on: December 18, 2008, 01:16:31 pm »
Its not actually meant to work with Abarth, but go to the Fiat website and download the ECO drive software. It will give you a detailed breakdown of how you drive by taking data produced by your car and will give you acurate MPG, carbon produced and how you could drive more economically.
When you've downloaded the software it will ask you to put a USB stick into the computer so that you can transfer a file to the car. During setup, you need to tell your computer that you are driving a Grande Punto 1.4 t-jet 120bhp sporting.
Once the setup is complete you then pop the USB stick into the port in your glove box and it will automatically upload the software to the car.
Drive it for 5 days to acrue enough data and you will be suprised at the info that comes back.
At the moment, I have an ECO index of 69 and officially averaging 27.3 mpg.
Have a go and post your results, then we can all see who the heavy footed ones are!
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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #1 on: December 18, 2008, 03:45:09 pm »
    ...then we can all see who the heavy footed ones are!

    * cough cough * ... thats more than likly going to be me! :P

    on a more serious note. has that mpg figure varied from what it is showing you on that trip computer? the reason i am asking is because the trip computers arn't exactly the most acurate thinks in the world.
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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 04:02:31 pm »
    Funny you should mention that, I hadn't thought about it.
    Yes it is in the same area, trip computer reports 26mpg
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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 04:38:45 pm »
    ...then we can all see who the heavy footed ones are!

    * cough cough * ... thats more than likly going to be me! :P

    on a more serious note. has that mpg figure varied from what it is showing you on that trip computer? the reason i am asking is because the trip computers arn't exactly the most acurate thinks in the world.

    Question for you Im-mia (sorry to hi-jack this thread a bit John ::)) have you noticed, being an ex Mjet sporting owner, a significant increase in how much you spend on fuel? Cheers

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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #4 on: December 18, 2008, 06:09:10 pm »
    ...then we can all see who the heavy footed ones are!

    * cough cough * ... thats more than likly going to be me! :P

    on a more serious note. has that mpg figure varied from what it is showing you on that trip computer? the reason i am asking is because the trip computers arn't exactly the most acurate thinks in the world.

    Question for you Im-mia (sorry to hi-jack this thread a bit John ::)) have you noticed, being an ex Mjet sporting owner, a significant increase in how much you spend on fuel? Cheers


    hmmmm so,so .... i have only done 300 miles so i havnt had much with reguards to filling the car up yet! ... i vary rarly did long journeys with my mjet so it wasnt the most ecomical car in the world for me. i recon that i will be paying more on fuel with this car but i dont actually think it will be that much more. with the price difference between petrol and deisel and the mpg i get from this car and the mjet it should be quite close. i will work it out when iv dont a few more miles on the car.

    i am also doing a long test with the car on tuesday - picking my brother up from chester (i live in west yorkshire) so i will be able to compair the economy of the car with my mjet for that journey.

    will keep you posted! :)

    as for the eco drive, i need to aquire a USB stick first - there DIRT cheap at tescos i think.
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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #5 on: December 18, 2008, 06:15:47 pm »
    You should have got one with you m-jet. Your Fiat dealer should have given you one in a red "welcome" pack. It comes with a folding 1 gb Fiat branded stick that does the job lovely.
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    « Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 07:35:06 pm »
    hmmmm i never new that lol... i never got one :( oh well no point conplaining now lol
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    « Reply #7 on: December 18, 2008, 09:42:41 pm »
    Question for you Im-mia (sorry to hi-jack this thread a bit John ::)) have you noticed, being an ex Mjet sporting owner, a significant increase in how much you spend on fuel? Cheers

    I think you're still thinking of whether you can justify buying an Abarth? Go on, you know you want to. ;D
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    Re: ECO Drive
    « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2008, 10:23:37 am »
    Question for you Im-mia (sorry to hi-jack this thread a bit John ::)) have you noticed, being an ex Mjet sporting owner, a significant increase in how much you spend on fuel? Cheers

    I think you're still thinking of whether you can justify buying an Abarth? Go on, you know you want to. ;D

    Ha Ha ;D you're not wrong there! I guess I'm thinking about it too much but there just seem to be so many things saying don't do it:

    No clear cut opinions on fuel consumption which is important to me. Still ranges from 22 - 35 average from owners!?Higher running costs in general.....although service costs are Fiat price which is ace!

    I already own 70% or so of the same car in the form of a 14 month old Black Grande Punto Sporting with a load of options and leather seats!?

    I can't accept that theres a deadline on getting the Esse Esse upgrade. I would soon see my car clock past 12,000 knowing that It'll 'have' to remain in standard form even though I may have the 4k in say 1 years time. This is one of the main things that has stopped me from buying one

    No encouraging discounts from the dealers.

    Boy racer image (not that this worries me that much). Sorry guys/ladies but I did my own mini survey with friends, colleagues and family and almost everyone said the same thing!?

    The Alfa Mito 1.4T Veloce. This car is a true peice of class in the flesh and in a different league to a Punto and has better performance and economy!?. (Great interior and the one thing I hate about the Punto is the bad interior build quality). But they won't let me drive one yet!? Also the service costs are higher with Alfa but theres something telling me the Punto still has a better looking face. Difficult one!?

    The Alfa Mito GTA vs Esse Esse spec ...Probably too expensive and even higher running costs. Silly suggestion but should be a great car!!


    BUT after all this there is something that STILL makes me want a GPA as the brand is annoyingly addictive even though we all know it's a Fiat!!!! I'm trying to get over it and I'm sure I will once the recession and gloom hits us in January. Not that I'm effected by this but after only a year an a bit of owning my current GP a new one seems a little dumb and shallow right now.....but ohh the GPA is soooo nice arrrgghh....stop it!!

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