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Old 09-04-2009, 05:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Strongly disagree!!

While I think adding another "let's see if we can simulate another trip to grandma's house" kind of test would be pretty much useless, I'd very much like to see "pure" data as Carlos mentions.

EG. a chart of fuel economy plotted every X units from 50-120 km/h (30-70 mph) in top gear would be excellent for evaluating the efficiency performance of different vehicles.

Such as:

Great info! Actually that is what I meant. When I say rating, I mean like in addition to city and highway, adding more scenarios like suburban, rural, trip to grandma's house, etc... I would prefer something just like that chart, to show what you can get an idea what to expect depending on what speeds you plan to go. And the driver can take it from there.

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