Mine went down and makes me feel better about my mileage, I could never get 34. New 29/31/35, old 34/36/39
the old test was aweful, no ac in test not over 55mph, flat land and grandmother acceleration, in ideal weather conditions. It was a jip.
It just came to me about blogging lol. Its like an orgasm a few good shots and the rest is dribbles lol!
I don't like it for my own selfish reasons. We won't try as hard to achieve the stellar mileage we're getting. The oldtimers will, but I'm talking about the newbies who will be bitten with the GasSavers bug this summer when gas skyrockets to $3 a gallon.
Now of course I really like it because it makes me look like I drive my cars with ease since I am now consistantly getting over EPA ratings.
As far as people being able to consistanly get OVER EPA ratings while they drive their cars fast. It's a safe bet your car has plenty of miles on it and it is well broken in, it is looser, just not as tight as it was when it was new. I had an emergency at work this morning, had to drive my 45 miles quick and in many areas I broke 100mph. According to my SGII I closed out the day with 36.4MPG over 90 miles, the car has 74k on it - it's loose. One other reason I really do like a used car. I don't see it as someone elses problem - they just broke it in for me.
Oh, and the Insight took a HUGE hit! (49/53/61) I too have NEVER gotten that low of mileage - I take that back. Once when the wife made me mad on a vacation trip and I drove VERY fast over a large distance. Closed out with about 1mpg under EPA combined rating.