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Old 02-23-2007, 04:06 PM   #11
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anyway, does this mean that all those american car commercials where the companies brag about getting better than 30mpg are gone?
Shhhh, don't tell GM
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:07 PM   #12
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These aren't actual results from the new tests. They're just calculated from the old test values, downgraded equally for all cars: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculator.html
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These aren't actual results from the new tests. They're just calculated from the old test values, downgraded equally for all cars: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculator.html
good job on doing your homework hahahah i cant believe it!! honda ftw!!!!
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These aren't actual results from the new tests. They're just calculated from the old test values, downgraded equally for all cars: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calculator.html
True, but I doubt that they are going to retest every old model, some which may not be in production anymore, to get new results. New models like your Fit would probably get new results
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:27 PM   #15
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Mine went from 27/38/31 to 23/34/27. That puts me at 84% above EPA.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:41 PM   #16
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I wonder how long before the NRCan estimates are revisited. Generally, they matched the EPA pretty closely (Suzukiclones notwithstanding).

If they don't it's going to confuse a lot of people (beyond the US/Imperial gallons confusion that already exists).
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:48 PM   #17
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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.
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:58 PM   #18
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Mine went down a lot in both my cars. Now look at how much above EPA rating i am lol.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:05 PM   #19
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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.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:09 PM   #20
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I regularly get better mileage than the old ratings on my 93 Swift. Old was 39/43 and new is 33/39. I average 40/48.

There is no speed limit over 55 mph within 100 miles of where I live.

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