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Accuracy of Km/Miles till Empty readout?

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Pulled into the servo last night, LCD Display reading 49Km (30miles) till empty.
Been doing city traffic driving all week. Gauge was sitting off empty at the 1/8 mark

Now according to all official documents, the ST has a 48L fuel tank... And I managed to fit 47.5L before the pump went 'click'. Methinks I wouldn't be able to do that last 49Km on just half a Liter of motion-lotion.

Anyone else found the Distance to Empty figures... optimistic?
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I don't take the reading seriously, but I do use it as an indicator. Working for a Ford dealer, many cars we receive are low on gas and when I see 15mi or less remaining I generally put them aside to get filled. However I do know that you can still go a good distance when it says 0mi till empty, I know of several that have been driven around the lot, through service, and still made it the 1.5mi to the gas station while saying 0mi.
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