What's your experience?
Further, if you were one out of 30, for example, who had the bad
experience, would you insist that the 30 must be lying--because plainly
your experience is the norm, not an exception?
Why is the world supposed to accept YOUR experience as the norm?
I posted a single datum point: in that particular car, I got that
mileage. I make no claims otherwise. I don't insist that everyone else
is getting that.
You have a datum point--but you insist that yours is representative of
every similar car out there, bar none.
I let my datum point lie there as a number. Others will kick in with
their experiences. You are part of the others.
If your datum point lies statistically outside where the others lie,
well, statistics is a well known science.
In the meantime, let's all kick in with our experiences and let the
reader make up his own mind.
But for some reason, you're all bent out of shape at the idea that
others have different experiences than you have, and that the readers
here might not take your experience as the norm. Why does that bother
you, that someone reading this thread might come away thinking your
experience was the anomaly?
Please notice that no one here is calling you a liar--unlike you, who is
calling everyone else a liar. The reader will deduce from that what he
will. No doubt he will dismiss your datum point and move on.
Again - "If my Auntie had bullocks, she'd be my Uncle!"
WTF does your experience in a different car, different engine, different
city different state, different country(?), different driving style,
different fuel... have to do with his mpg?
fueleconomy.gov suggests it is within the realm of
possibility, IMO. See especially the individuals' reports on
what they're getting for the 2000 Accord.
Furthermore, fueleconomy.gov says my 91 Civic (5-speed
manual tranny, no A/C, 1.5 liter engine) should get 28/33
mpg, with three individuals reporting they get 34-39 mpg .
Year-round my Civic averages 40 mpg, ranging from about
38-47 mpg, depending on whether I am driving around the
'burbs or on the highway. I do not do much city driving. On
the highway, with many tanks of gas etc. used for data, the
car gets about 45 mpg driving at about 65 mph.
On Wed, 04 Jul 2007 12:10:52 -0500, Elliot Richmond
Had the 2004 EX4, outstanding car. I think you will really notice the
changes made from generation to generation, most are improvements! :)
My 2007 is still not getting the same mileage ...
I never drove your 1993 vintage (my 87 lasted too long!), but presume
the new engines deliver more power and more smoothly. Again, try it
and see, if you have not already done so.
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