I believe you hit the nail on the head!!!:hi5:Im sure half of the reason people are getting crappy gas mileage, or below 40, is that everyone is all excited to be driving this new car and most of them are probably testing it to its full "sporty" potential, while those with numbers around 40+ are probably driving it conservatively
LOL I bet... Still waiting for mine - but I'm currently getting around 31/32 MPG (UK) from my C-Class Merc, and up to 40 if I'm really careful (i.e. not having fun). So even if I have some fun in the CR-Z I'm expecting to get better than this, I can't loseBelieve me, in this sort of fun car it is HARD to drive it slowly!
I'm finding the following to be true at dealerships:Im sure half of the reason people are getting crappy gas mileage, or below 40, is that everyone is all excited to be driving this new car and most of them are probably testing it to its full "sporty" potential, while those with numbers around 40+ are probably driving it conservatively
38 MPG US looks like the combined average. Most of those posting on spritmonitor have been 6 speeds. But it doesn't seem that there is much difference between the reported real world FE of the CVT vs the manual.i agree... except are these numbers combined? or just hwy driving? and what transmission-type is it?
Why do they feel the need to be so annoying? If we need them to explain something to us we can just ask them they don't need to waste our time. I just want to drive the car and have a look around without someone getting in my way. I went to four different dealerships and three out of the four the salesmen were like vultures. The other place is where my family all goes to buy all of our cars (true Honda family plus we live in a Honda town) at this place the salesman just waited by the side until I had a question then he would explain and move away. That is the way it should be. OK rant over!:angry:I'm finding the following to be true at dealerships:
1. The car isn't allowed to charge the battery pack due to the previous test drive
2. The car is cranked up, a/c turned on, then sits 5-10 minutes in the lot as the salesman fetches a plate or goes thru a intro. Some charge can occur but the mpgs go down.
3. Dealers concerned with the lack of published pep are demoing the car in sport mode
4. The demo loop is very short and not long enough to charge the battery pack
5. Repeat for the next test drive.