Totally agree. I'm at about 3500 miles, still an average of 31 (understandably). If I drive in eco mode and really slow all the time I'd imagine I'd be around 37 or 38.I don't know how you guys are getting these kind of numbers.
Just got 45 MPG in 2 days of putting around Los Angeles for the holiday. Total mileage was 130 miles. Went from near Pasadena to Palos Verdes, across the peninsula to Hermosa beach. Next day up to Malibu and then up the canyon and home.
Most of the time I was in ECON, only pissed off about 10 people behind me the whole time. Went to Sport up through the canyon. All in all I was suprised how easy it was to maintain the high mileage. The car carried 2 persons and luggage.
Not a lot of driving over two days but got me from beach to beach. K
Everybody's mileage varies, and by a pretty wide margin, just read through this thread and you'll see all sorts of evidence. That being said, If you don't drive far enough for the engine to reach optimum temps, your mileage will suck. City driving, even with auto-stop, sucks. It's also possible that your battery issues aren't helping matters, at least as far as the digital read-out is concerned. If you drain it far enough(or when it gets disconnected), your trip info re-sets, including cumulative travel time, A and/or B distance, avg speed and avg mpg.WTF? I am doing something wrong then. My MPG is actually coming in around 28 in Los Angeles. I didn't pay much attention to the actual MPG when I went to SF and back, though it would have been good to have a comparison between open highway MPG and me stuck in traffic all the time going less than 10 miles. It made me really try to focus on getting off the clutch while sitting at a stop, which is how I would drive my Civic without an auto stop function, but I've trained myself to change my shifting habits to much lower rpms and watching the stupid green ring to let me know when it wants to shift, and still haven't seen a steady 30mpg yet. Does it matter when you fill up? should I be tracking it manually instead of trusting the estimated fuel economy on the dash? Am I just driving ALL WRONG or what?
As sad as this statement is, it's still hilarious. ?I feel like the ghost of my civic is possessing my CRZ as revenge for leaving her in the tow yard lot without a transmission.... I couldn't afford to give her a decent burial.