Originally Posted by jacobsen1
ok, I got 24.5mpg average for 3 years in my wrx with mixed driving (owned it 9, tracked it 3).
our 2011 forster is at 25.5 average also mixed driving and with the wife driving more (lead foot).
The MINI is getting ~32 on my 110 mile commute these days (mostly highway @ ~75mph).
I want a 5mt hatch. What do you guys think I'll get for MPG? It "needs" to be the 33 epa estimate or I don't think I'll switch. The MINI is 10 years old and I'm sick of it at this point. I'd gain space and AWD and go to normal gas from premium, but I want to keep it at 33mpg @ ~75mph. Likely? And it's an easy commute w/o much stop and go and I'm good with spacing etc. I can also cruise a bit. And in the forester when I drive it I've gotten 28~30 just to show how I drive -vs- the wife -vs- the EPA's numbers...
I will tell you straight out that you will not get 33mpg at 75mph, you may get 33mpg at ~65mph, so don't buy it and then start complaining that your high speed driving is not giving you the EPA estimated HWY mpg's, we already have someone here to fill that roll.
BTW my previous car, a 2008 Hyundai Elantra 5 speed, exceeded the EPA numbers by about 2mpg. My 2012 5 speed Impreza, driven on the same route and in a similar way, meets but does not exceed the EPA numbers. YMMV.