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|Subject: Re: Hybrid lawsuit||Date: 12/27/2012 10:47 PM|
|Author: HMALETTER||Number: 17304 of 17861|
This time, Ford's facing a hybrid lawsuit. This lawsuit is far from unique. I've heard of others. It seems that a lot of hybrids aren't hitting mileage estimates.
Many are. For many years I've subscribed to and posted to Fueleconomy.gov. In general I've found my numbers tend to be a tiny bit above their averages, probably because I try a bit harder. After 7 cars, I'm fairly confident in their numbers.
Take a look at the combined rating for the Fusion Hybrid. 41.1 now.
I've not had a car Since my 1994 Camry that varied much if any from the EPA estimates. My current car I get a combined 28 average 28. Same as the site average. We have a 2007 Camry hybrid, same result, combined matches this site. http://www.fueleconomy.gov/mpg/MPG.do?action=browseList2&... is the real world results. About the same as CU and others.
I can get more or less if I want to, by trying harder, or in different areas with fewer hills. I'm sure there are situations where a Fusion Hybrid can average 47 mpg.
As for their EPA ratings? I think Ford is completely FOS.
Don;t get me wrong, I love the car. Ford did a great job on it. Looks very nice, quality interior, great room. Nice job. But don't BS me.
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