Sorry,it doesn't work that way;the one who made the claim of 35 MPG is the
one who needs to show proof.
"a" is merely calling him on it.
You're asking "a" to prove a negative,that something DIDNT happen.
Now,that 35mpg may be all highway driving.(at 55mph?)
Heck,I got 30 mpg with my 94 Integra GSR driving at 80-85 mph from Jax to
Orlando,and I'm a leadfoot. But all-city was 24-25mpg.
Ah, that's right.
However, his CLAIM that he has a datum point that proves otherwise
is...somehow stronger than a claim?
<shrug> My datum point is my datum point. If you want to sit and argue
about it, you'll be on your own. Probably with your hands down your
I am posting my data - i have a 2004 accord coupe with the 2.4 liter
four and 5-speed manual. I am a moody person and you can see that in
p.s. Elmo, I thought it would be cool to show my proof that this car
CAN reach the 35 mpg pinnacle.
Having read these postings I would like to say that I had a `92 accord
4 ,auto that gave me NO LESS than 32 mpg on the highway .,,,
This was on cross country trips in the US and Canada, mostly US .
If I remember correctly ? the speed limit in Nevada and/or New mexico
was 75 mph, but most everypne did at least 10 mph above that , me as
Montana at that time had a prima facie speed limit( which has now been
changed to 70mph).
I set the cruise at 110 MPH here and got the same mileage overall.
On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 19:53:34 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"
Heck, last year with a 4cyl auto Accord, I got 37 mpg highway driving
doing about 73mph average on a 2 hour plus trip. About a year later
doing the same trip I got about 34 mpg with same car (less load in
car :( ). Both cases I used cruise control.
And if no one believes me, I don't care. I only point it out because
35 is possible.
Yet you expect everyone here to take your word as gospel that because
you claim to have a '02 4 cyl that's a dog, that no one else (and it
would definitely appear that you hold the minority view as to adequacy
of the 4cyl) can get good mileage? As you, I believe, said: "Get real!"
I can get 29.5 mpg out of my '06 6 cyl EX 4DR on trips where I'm
traversing hilly terrain at an average speed between 75-80 so I really
don't think it's a stretch that Elmo could get 35 mpg.
Hell, I got 31.5 with a 2001 Park Av with a passenger and luggage.
Somebody else mentioned it - you either have a problem with your car or
maybe a problem with the driver.
I have a '92 Honda Accord LX. I just came back from WV to NYC (rt 78
to 81). Before leaving, I filled up the car and zeroed the counter.
Driving down (60-90mph, air cranking), around town (different
driver). En route back (around Mechanicsburg, for those that know the
area), my front left tire blew, and I had to complete the rest of the
trip on the doughnut (wretched long drive at 47-55mph)ac, off and on,
defogger. Filling up the tank at the NJ side of the Delaware bridge,
we pulled out a calculator, and did the math. 30mpg documented!
Not bad at all, but I don't think I could mosey along at that reduced
speed for so long a distance just to save a couple mpg.
Well, until Ernst & Young can audit your mileage, I'm still calling horse
shit. A road trip - through the mountains - AC on full... up hill BOTH ...
"It happened on the way out" - so you knew it happened on the way "out".
How? If you only measured it on the way *back* ...?
Get real. I like my Accord, but I'm not delusional.
No, I stopped after the mountains to get gas. I routinely check my
mileage every time. I saw 35...and decided that I really should make
double sure to check on the way back, to see if that was a fluke or not.
And it happened on the way back, too.
Your mother didn't breast feed you or something.
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