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Old 01-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #85
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Join Date: Feb 2011
2012 Impreza CVT HB

Default THIS is why you aren't getting 36 mpg

The EPA's highway mileage test:
68* to 86* F.
A WARM engine.
An average speed of 48 mph.
A top speed of 60 mph.
18.75 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph.
No stops, No idleing. No A/C.

How we drive:
0* to 40*
A cold engine (both ways and uphill).
Average speed 80 - if we don't have to stop for a ticket.
Top speed-I'm not sayin'.
0-60 in 8.6 seconds (measured!).
Stops every couple miles for suburban commuters, every couple blocks for city dwellers.
Idleing - 15 minutes while the windshield melts., With the fan on High, the A/C compressor dehumidifying, and the seat heaters and radio blazing.
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