Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Harpers Ferry, WV
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" ECO " (economy mode) on VIC !!!
My 09 challenger R/T never displayed that 'fuel saver mode' anywhere on the VIC or with the average MPG display, althought the owner;s manual said it will kick into 4-cyl mode when cruising. I've seen some discussion of others doing the same thing, wondering if the MDS is working, etc.
But....that car got rear ended and was repaired, but I got a good offer from out of state and sold it. Just picked up my new B5 R/T Classic (and it's awesome, btw...). Now THIS new car shows the letters "ECO" very frequently on the VIC between the compass and temp, usually when maintaining the same speed. When I check the average MPG, it will say "Fuel Saver Mode (or something like that) above the average MPG.
So why does this new R/T Classic do that, but the last R/T never did? Does this mean the MDS was never working as some here have suggested? Or did Dodge make a change that now makes the MDS work efficiently?
(FYI, I had to go 1300 miles from home to get this car, excellent deal, exact options I want. I'm halfway home with it, and average MPG is 27. I do take it easy the first 500 miles, vary speed, keeping it around 55-70 mph varying).