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Old 02-08-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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tp://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/www_fueleconomy_gov_ltblue_bgrd.gif" align="right"> so, i did a little digging at fueleconomy.gov. if you didn't know about this yet, you can also post your mileage there, and have it counted among other cars just

<img src="http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/www_fueleconomy_gov_ltblue_bgrd.gif" align="right">

so, i did a little digging at fueleconomy.gov.

if you didn't know about this yet, you can also post your mileage there, and have it counted among other cars just like your own. or just research, if you like. up to you.

i went because i'm looking for evidence to figure out why it's harder for me to beat the EPA rating with the firefly. is it me, the car, or the rating?

some numbers from the Your MPG/Shared MPG Estimates section shed some light...

- there are 7 other drivers who posted results from their 1996-2000 1.0L 5-speed Metros, and the group average is 42.6 (which falls short of the car's combined EPA rating of 46). i'm currently exceeding the group's average by 11%.

compare this to...

- 5 other drivers posted mileage from their 88/89 accord 2.0L 5-speeds, with a group average of 30.2 (collectively beating the car's combined EPA rating of 27). i beat this group by 18.5%.

while i realize i'm looking at unscientific samples, i'll go out on a limb and say this seems to support my suspicion that the metro's rating is overly optimistic - relative to the accord anyway - based on the 2 groups' ability to beat the EPA or not.

but the mystery isn't completely solved. the difference in my performance against the 2 groups isn't equal, so questions remain...

it would be interesting to see what others find out.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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The vx has only two

The vx has only two estimates over all four years. 59 and 35.5. WTF?

In any case, the estimates for all 88-95 honda civics, by rule it seems, are like 15-20% below average, so just think about that!

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Old 02-08-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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6 DOHC auto saturns. range

6 DOHC auto saturns. range from 26.7 to 36 mpg. The average is 29.7 MPG. I am beating that by 4% (not much).
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Welp, there's a manual version only for just about every model year of Integra, so the '98 with the 5-speed has 1 user getting 33, which is 3 better than my avg. with the automatic -- that's not really a fair comparison. There are two '95 autos. on there, that averages to 31.3, which isn't too far off from my 30.27 (but my figure is with mods :-( ) One entry is 27.5 and the other is 36.2, which is hard to believe for the latter entry. Both entries were entered in 1995.

Cool site, though. Too bad the entries can't be verified somehow.

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well i finally found a list i could be #1 on!

that is until some GS members listed their mpg.
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Remember the conditions under which the EPA test at the time was done as well.

Those test results are assuming always flat and dry road conditions with no ac and no speeds above 55 on the freeway test. Your metro is affected by extra speed way more than the accord is.
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Average mpg: 36.9 (old epa rating is 35 combined)
Range: 26 - 43 mpg

Mine... 65% higher.
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My milage is actually vastly superior to even those who have the manual transmission models they are getting on average 25-27 MPG and I'm running around 35-40
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Checking against other 98 4x4 Sierras on FuelEconomy.gov and on Fuelly I'm getting above average mileage on my 98 K1500 4x4.

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