Originally Posted by stevehnm
Just because I can beat it on a one mile two way flat and level test in the summer doesn't mean it applies to the realities of everyday driving.
Sorry, but Post-Purchase Rationalization is big here, and the fact is the Impreza cvt (key here being cvt) doesn't live up to EPA fuel economy ratings like other vehicles.
Agreed, the key component here is the CVT!!! I have 4k on my car now.. I know all it's little quirks and know how to drive it in the most efficient way possible.
The point is that some of us purchased the car based upon MPG expectations and the CVT, CVT, CVT, CVT, CVT, CVT does not live up to the window sticker. You can show me all the dash pix you want. I live with my car everyday. Hand calc is the only true way to tell your MPG so if your not hand calc your claims are prob inflated and innacurate. I would love to hear a North East CVT owner stating that they are getting 30MPG+ hand calc.