PH FLEET UPDATE: INFINITI G37 S COUPE
Why a fuel gauge can make you angry
But there is one thing that irritates me - its fuel consumption. Actually, scratch that - it's not the fuel consumption that's the issue (it'll do something between 24mpg and 29mpg, depending on how much stick you give it), so much as the fuel gauge itself.
Much as any sane human being I like a constant, measured range-meter - I want to know how far I can go before I fill up. For some reason, however, the G37's prediction of how much fuel it has left fluctuates wildly, depending on how you are driving at that precise moment.
The computer then recovered its dignity over the next section of road - to the point where it told me I had 41 miles as I trundled into PHHQ. The most frustrating thing about all this is that the needle on the conventional dial follows the same path as its miles-to-empty digital cousin, meaning it's surprisingly hard to work just how much fuel you really have in the tank.
Now, I'm sure that there are all sorts of valid reasons - both physical and electronic - for this fluctuation. But the fuel gauges in most other cars I drive don't seem to be so sensitive - so why is the Infiniti's? It's maddening...