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Old 01-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #2956
Zeeper
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Originally Posted by vwgti123 View Post
The other is exactly as you described. Suburban City Traffic... with the occasional bumper to bumper for couple of miles. As I stated.. done the same commute for years in my other cars.. very consistent. Not to beat a dead horse.. this car does not meet the advertised MPG's - it really is that simple, and I think most know it and just accept it. I drive very conservatively in this car. VERY
Ok, I think you mean this car does not meet the advertised MPG's for you on your commute, because you can look back 6 posts and see someone with a CVT who is getting average Combined MPG's of 33.9 (including engine break in), which is actually exceeding the EPA number printed on your (and his) Window Sticker.

http://www.fuelly.com/driver/Porky7mm

It is important to note that some people are getting better mileage that others, and the type of drive that yields higher and lower MPG's, but it is also important to realize that you and your experience are not universal, so saying the car does not meet the advertised MPG's for anyone is demonstrably false.

By the way, his car (a CVT) is exceeding the EPA numbers, my car (5 speed) is only meeting the projected Combined MPG number (currently 27.89, dropping a bit since I put snow tires on and will climb again in the spring). That's to debunk the whole CVT vs 5 speed myth that keeps getting promoted here.
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Last edited by Zeeper; 01-16-2013 at 05:44 PM.
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