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Old 11-27-2012, 12:18 PM   #262
flyboy1100
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Originally Posted by stevehnm View Post
That's all he has left...
no, not really. you can achieve the rated MPG if you slow down to a number faster than what the EPA recommends for best MPG (they still recommend 55-60mph), according to your magical scanguage (never have read about you calculating your MPG with actual numbers and odometer error) you can achieve 36mpg at 65mph.

i could provide links, but honestly there is no point. forbes published an article on 11/06/12 that essentially states the testing is flawed and ultimately it comes down to the individual as "your mileage may vary". these are AWD vehicles, they are heavier, they are not that aerodynamic, but according to you that shouldn't matter because in your world physics don't exist, but that is what the article is getting at, there are way too many factors to take the BIG BOLD number as a GUARANTEE, it is not and never will be.

ok, 1 link,
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/pdfs/guides/feg2012.pdf

right on page 1 it goes into explaining everything i just stated, and it continues into page 2......

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So, please remember that the EPA ratings
are a useful tool for comparing vehicles
when car buying, but they may not
accurately predict the MPG you will get.
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