Just a quick update after two days driving, fuel use comparisons will take two weeks, the vehicle feels much more positive as soon as you pull away and this feeling is sustained in normal driving.
Every vehicle has a speed that it naturally feels comfortable at and previously in the Smart it was between 45-50mph, this is the speed you would find you were doing on the open road, now however it is 60mph.
This is a considerable relief to other road users behind me I imagine…
Fuel consumption indications on the scan gauge are as before with between 69 and 82mpg trips being made, yesterday we travelled to Cromer and the average was 73mpg so certainly the initial indication is that the mpg is not affected except when we use the additional power. I would anticipate mpg will improve in line with your explanation as time progresses.
The whole purpose for us of having this done was to increase acceleration when entering traffic from a side road, this has been achieved and the vehicle now is considerably safer in that respect, much to my wife’s relief.
Very best wishes to you and Dan for Christmas.