So they say your car is supposed to go so far on so much gas, and you believe them kinda, or not because they're all lying trolls trying to get their hands on your hard-earned money. But ultimately you get a car and drive it around the numbers pop up on the little screen, or you do the math in your head, or you simply don't care and drive around wondering where all that extra cash has gone as your engine gets coated in goop.
So are those fuel economy ratings any good? Do you even care? Does your car do better or worse than listed? Do you think that's your fault or did someone pull a fast one on you?
How does your automobile do?
|Better than estimated and it's because I'm awesome.:||5 (45.5%)|
|Worse than estimated; but it's my fault.:||1 (9.1%)|
|Better than estimated, company screwed up.:||0 (0.0%)|
|Worse than estimated, they lied to me!:||1 (9.1%)|
|Don't know, don't care, don't drive, don't nothin':||2 (18.2%)|
|I'm nothing but a tool of the automobile industry and believe the mileage I get is almost exactly as advertized.:||2 (18.2%)|
Our Rav4 is rated 24/31 MPG. We never seem to make the in-town economy we're supposed to, and spend most of the time barely breaking 20. However I've blamed the abundance of hills and what not for that mostly. The highway mileage seems low though. We averaged 35-38MPG on our last vacation which had about 2500 miles of highway driving on it, so I kind of wonder why that one wasn't listed higher. Odd stuff, as one doesn't usually expect to make the listed mileage, at least in my experience.
Edited, Sep 10th 2013 1:59pm by someproteinguy