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Old 01-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #2819
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Originally Posted by Zeeper View Post

Don't forget that the manual transmission cars are rated lower than the CVT, mine is 27 city, 33 highway and 28 combined. Fuelly includes both manual and CVT models in their data. Also, the cars on Fuelly were mostly there since new, so the Fuel economy includes engine break-in. No one should expect MPG's to meet EPA numbers until the car is broken in, my car started to show better numbers after 3,000 miles, though that also corresponded with warmer temps and non-winter fuel.

So 1-2 mpg off the window sticker combined fuel average is not much, and won't win you any class action lawsuits. If you've been on fuelly for a while (I was) you know that combined average has been climbing, not dropping. That is evidence that after break in MPG's are increasing.
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