Originally Posted by vwgti123
My commute is about 20miles one way, mostly highway/bumper to bumper, and no matter how I drive.. I cannot break 30mpg Hand Calc..
I would say those are two very key points, and add to the fact you live in NY and you car needs to warm up, you probably get the expected mileage. If you spend a lot of your life in stop and go traffic, you'd be better off with a hybrid.
Personally, I've given up on obsessing about my MPG. They seem to be decent in the warmer months, not so good now with the cold and winter tires. I find I can enjoy my car more if I stop worrying about it