This is how it goes on a typical day: I start my car, and I see that I have just about 1/2 a tank of gas. I back out of the driveway, drive less than two blocks to the stop sign, and the whole time the needle on the gas gauge is plummeting towards E. By the time I turn and start driving down the road, my low fuel light has come on. So, I drove less than a mile, and I used roughly half a tank of gas. Not efficient.
But here's the beauty: I drive ten miles to the grocery store (low fuel light on the entire time), I go in, buy a few items, return to my car. And guess what? When I start it up, I have about 1/2 a tank of gas. Yep, that's right. My car made it's own gas while I was in the grocery store. Super energy efficient.
Of course, it's only a matter of minutes, and a few miles down the road, before my low fuel light comes on again. Man, this car sure does burn through gas. But that's okay because it makes gas, too. Fair trade, right?
|When I get in the car . . .|
|Five minutes later ...|
But, really, I can't stand it. I'm gonna have to get that fixed.
(By the way, GM has generously offered to pay for half of the cost to repair my fuel sensor in my gas tank. How kind of them because, clearly, this manufacturer's defect is partly my fault.)