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Old 01-09-2013, 12:53 AM
pkim1079 pkim1079 is offline
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Originally Posted by samualcc View Post
These posts come up a lot. Before freaking out, take your car out onto the high way. Turn on the cruise control and set it to 65mph. Reset the trip computer and drive about 50 miles. See what your results are.

If they are still terrible, then there is a chance it is the car, but 99.99% of the time, it is how you drive and were you drive. Short 10 minute trips are terrible for mileage. We had someone a month ago complaining and swearing his car was broken because he was getting 16 mpg on this new 328i. Turns out he drove 5 miles to work and sits in traffic for 30 minutes on the way
I drive 5 miles to work in LA and do not sit in trafffic. Its 10-15 mins and literally a handful of lights and a few stop sign and average 16mpg. His car must be more efficient than mine. But im not complaining. 16 is better than 12. Havent even been able to reach ONE trip that averaged me 30mpg. But 27 is super green hybridish to me. Lol.
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