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Old 03-03-2007, 05:47 PM   #11
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UfoTofU -

Read this thread for the scoop :

Comparing Old and New EPA MPG Estimates

If you go new school, you will see almost a doubling in your % over EPA.


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Old 03-03-2007, 06:27 PM   #12
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UfoTofU -

Egg-zactly. It doesn't "feel" right to me to use the new numbers, but I am going to wait until there is a final decision on this. The main argument for using the new numbers is that the old numbers will not be available for people who join with 2008 cars. I can see this argument, but there is also something to be said for backwards compatibility, real world tests (your new number is extrapolated, it's not based on real data for your car), and finding a way to maintain *both* standards on this forum.

I'm with you on not "feeling" right using the new numbers. I'm sticking with the old school.

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Old 03-03-2007, 08:39 PM   #13
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New = More Accurate for the 'Teg, less for Tess

The new values are close to what I used to get before I started making a conscious effort to save fuel. I think they used the manual version of the 'Teg and merely calculated what the automatic's losses would be. Finally an accurate picture of real mileage with this car!

Before: 24/27/31

Current: 21/24/29


The TSX seems to be off. It's easier to get good mileage in this car that the new values represent...

Before: 22/26/31

Current: 20/23/28

So, for consistency this should be changed in the garage?

For consistency, should we change our vehicles in the garage? Howz about a POLL...


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