I filled my new car today. 318 miles driven, 8 miles range to empty, 11.83 gal., 26.9mpg, at least 95% city driving and almost all short hops less than 5 miles at a time. A little better than expected and a little better than the 26.1mpg the optimiseter told me I'd gotten. And with a rating of only 25mpg city my 26.9 looks better. I'm satisfied with that.
The combination of an almost 15 gallon fuel tank and an EPA highway rating of 40 sure appeals to this sailor.
What vehicle are you referring to? My CX-30 has a 13.5gal. tank and is rated 25/33/28 city/highway/combined. I've had it 7 weeks today and have 413 miles on it, 405 of them mine, so I'm averaging just over 8 miles per day so far. Probably driving a little over 9 on the days I drive as once in a while I don't drive anywhere on a given day. Imagine how good I'd have it on fuel costs if we still had mean tweets.
I don't worry about fuel, if that was for me. Saturday will be the biggie this month, driving up into Houston for a birthday lunch, about 60 miles round trip. I guess 3/4 or so freeway so shouldn't be more than a gallon each way I'd think. And while not a biggie at all I still liked it two years ago at half the cost or less with mean tweets.
We have now moved into my late mother-in-law's house, on the southern edge of Edinburgh. My previous journeys were travelling back and forward from Kirkcaldy to here, both while mum was alive and while we did up the house. Now there is no need.
2006 Honda Jazz 1.2i-DSi S Vivid Blue Pearl