finally crossed 10,000miles and my TripB reset itself:
computer reports: 26MPH, 29.4MPG.
Fuelly average, when adjusted for 3.2% odometer error: 28.5MPG (27.6 raw number)
this is about 70% city, 30% Highway with the city being suburbia driving and my daily commute to the train station is ~4mi and yields me likely 23mpg for those short horrendous drives.
Not bad, although less i had hoped for. i was hoping for about 31MPG in similar conditions when i bought the car (that's what i used to get with my '00 Civic with 5spd).
i can't say the mileage has increased appreciably since the early days of the car. i do note a slight decrease in mileage with winter blend gas in CA, and was saved a lot of money/mileage after realizing that leaving the Defrost mode on during winter (when not needed) was killing my fuel economy further since the AC was always on.
also: tires routinely set to 33F/31R (i.e., 1 over spec), and oil changed at ~2600 and ~7300mi.
we'll see what the next 10k brings. (that's about my annual mileage)