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Re: E36 Trip Computer (archive)

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Posted by Matt G. on November 12, 1998 at 00:21:23:

In Reply to: Re: E36 Trip Computer posted by jeff on November 11, 1998 at 02:25:25:

In August I drove from Denver to Santa Fe, NM on I-25.
400 miles in 5.2 hours. The OBC read 78.8 MPH
average :):):) That included some city traffic
and rest stops. Let's just say the speed limiter
took some of the fun out of it. I-25 in NM is
wide open.

:
: Thanks, Matt.

: On a side note, our Passat has the "average speed"
: function, which always depresses me on long trips.

: It seems that no matter how hard we try to maintain
: a constant 70-75 MPH on I5 from SF down to LA, our
: average speed, at the end of the trip, comes out
: to 40 MPH.

: Now, I know this has a lot to do with those McDonalds stops and the baby feedings/diaper changes -- but it's depressing to be reminded of
: that fact by the OBC through the whole trip.

: Alright - I'll stop rambling now, and go get
: some sleep

: (-:

: jeff

:
: : My 1998 323is OBC has the following (from memory):

: : Two MPG functions
: : Average speed
: : Range to empty
: : Estimated arrival time
: : Max Speed warning
: : Outside Temp
: : Timer
: : Anti-theft code
: : Memo
: : Date/Time

: : Retail price $500

: :
: : :
: : : Background: I currently have an E30 318is - no trip
: : : computer.

: : : I've read in several reviews where the reporter really missed the old computer on the E36. Question: what is
: : : missing from the E46 trip computer that the E36 had?

: : : The E46 has, I believe, average MPG (instantaneous MPG
: : : is a gauge on the dash), distance from start of trip,
: : : remaining miles till the tank is empty, and something else
: : : I'm not remembering. (I'm sure one of you here is about
: : : to enlighten me, though :-)

: : : -- jeff




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